Wichita-area agen­cies pro­vide hol­i­day wish lists

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The Ea­gle asked non­prof­its and char­i­ta­ble groups in Sedg­wick, But­ler and Har­vey coun­ties to sub­mit their hol­i­day wish lists.

The lists are from a range of char­i­ties — from home­less ser­vices to health care — and seek a va­ri­ety of things, in­clud­ing vol­un­teer help.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the char­ity di­rectly.


Alex’s House, 9880 SE 30th, Ros­alia, KS, 67132, 316-321-1597, www.alexshouse.org. Alex’s House res­cues lo­cal dogs and finds them good homes. We have a small hos­pice/ se­nior/spe­cial needs pro­gram. Needs: Clean­ing sup­plies, pa­per tow­els, spon­sors (dona­tions) for vet care, gift cards for dog food, large pet train­ing pads

Beau­ties and Beasts Res­cue Inc., 136 S. Pat­tie, Wichita, KS 67211, 316655-0534, beau­tiesand­beasts.org. We res­cue, re­ha­bil­i­tate and re-home death row an­i­mals from the Wichita An­i­mal Shel­ter. Our non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion is run en­tirely by vol­un­teers. Needs: EarthBorn and Di­a­mond Nat­u­ral dog food, 5x5 ken­nels, Ku­randa dog beds, emer­gency med­i­cal fund, heart­worm and flea pre­ven­ta­tive.

Hope in the Val­ley Equine Res­cue and Sanc­tu­ary, 9025 N. Broad­way, Val­ley Cen­ter, KS 67147, 316-519-4129, hitveras.org. Hitveras takes in abused, ne­glected, aban­doned and slaugh­ter-bound horses to get them healthy and placed in adop­tive homes. Needs: Cash, horse-qual­ity round bales of hay, mare and foal feed, salt blocks, vol­un­teers.

K-9 Karma An­i­mal Ad­vo­cates Inc., 809 Hard­ing, Wichita, KS 67208, www.kansas­do­gres­cue.org. To make a dif­fer­ence for home­less dogs in the Wichita Area. Needs: Adult and puppy dog food, puppy pads, blan­kets/com­forters, treats and bones.

Priscilla’s Pet Pantry, 400W. Ash, El Do­rado, KS 67042 316-322-8930. Free cat/dog food is pro­vided to those need­ing help in But­ler County. We help the poor by help­ing their pets. Needs: Dog/ cat food, lit­ter, col­lars, toys.

Wichita An­i­mal Ac­tion League, PO Box 21401, Wichita, KS 67208, 316-361-6387, waal­res­cue.org. Wichita An­i­mal Ac­tion League res­cues an­i­mals in cri­sis and works to end un­nec­es­sary eu­thana­sia. Needs: Kit­ten food (wet & dry), clump­ing lit­ter, pet-store gift cards, large dog ken­nels, fos­ter fam­i­lies.


A Bet­ter Choice, 3007 E. Cen­tral, Wichita, KS 67209, 316-685-5757, www.preg­nan­cy­wi­chita.com. A Bet­ter Choice pro­vides re­sources and hope for moth­ers in need with ba­sic baby items. Needs: In­fant for­mula (Sim­i­lac Ad­vance), baby blan­kets, baby wipes, di­a­pers (size 3+), baby wash/sham­poo.

Kansas Food Bank Ware­house, 1919 E. Dou­glas, Wichita, KS 67211, 316-265-3663, www.kansas­food­bank.org. The Kansas Food Bank pro­vides hunger re­lief to food in­se­cure Kansans across 85 coun­ties. Needs: Funds, food, hy­giene items.

Old-Time Gospel Bap­tist Food Pantry, 2552 N. Jack­son, Wichita, KS 67204. Give food to the needy, se­niors and fam­i­lies with chil­dren. Needs: Help with un­load­ing trucks on our pickup day, which is the third Tues­day of the month. Money for pay­ing util­ity bills.

The Sal­va­tion Army, 350 N. Mar­ket, Wichita, KS 67202, 316-263-2769, cen­tralusa.sal­va­tion­army.org/wichita. Mis­sion to preach the gospel of Je­sus Christ and to meet hu­man needs in His name without dis­crim­i­na­tion. Needs: House­hold items (dishes,etc), hy­giene items, tow­els, un­der­wear, ra­zors/combs/brushes.

West­side Good Neigh­bor Cen­ter, 3500 W. 13th St., Wichita, KS 67203, 316-729-8607, www.West­sidegnc.org. Food pantry. Needs: Box truck, re­frig­er­a­tion pre­ferred; food sub­si­dies; vol­un­teers to work on Tues­day af­ter­noon or Wed­nes­day morn­ing; fi­nan­cial dona­tions.


Bread of Life, 1301 E. Galena, Wichita, KS 67216, 316-689-6866, www.bread­oflifewi­chita.com. Every Tues­day we open our doors to dis­trib­ute food and cloth­ing to any­one in need from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 pm. Needs: Cus­tom-built walk-in freezer and fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to as­sist in pur­chas­ing food.

Catholic Char­i­ties, Dio­cese of Wichita, 437 N. Topeka, Wichita, 67202-2413, 316-2648344, www.CatholicChar­i­tiesWi­chita.org. Char­i­ties al­le­vi­ate poverty and build strong fam­i­lies through ser­vices in hunger, home­less­ness, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, coun­sel­ing, im­mi­gra­tion, se­niors, adults with dis­abil­i­ties and outreach. Needs: Canned food; $5, $10, $20 gift cards; small ap­pli­ances such as crock­pots; linens, bed­ding; toys and games; gifts for adults.

En­vi­sion Inc., 610 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67203. En­vi­sion pro­vides pro­grams and ser­vices for in­di­vid­u­als who are blind or vis­ually im­paired, ages birth through adult. Needs: Art sup­plies, small prizes for youth events (restau­rant/fast food gift cards, T-shirts, movie gift cer­tifi­cates, etc.), kids dress-up clothes, Just Dance 2019 for Wii, sci­ence set that in­cludes a mi­cro­scope

301 W. 89th South, Haysville, KS 67060, 316-641-367. Pro­mote the ed­u­ca­tion, fos­ter good fel­low­ship and en­cour­age the proper care and han­dling of horses in a whole­some fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment. Needs: 2x12x12 treated lum­ber (bleacher boards), white ex­te­rior paint, an­gle iron, push mower, weed eater.

In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Re­source Cen­ter, 3033 W. Se­cond St., Wichita, KS 67203, 316-942-6300, il­r­cks.org. Em­pow­ers peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. We pro­vide five core ser­vices: in­for­ma­tion and re­fer­ral, ad­vo­cacy, skills train­ing, peer sup­port and tran­si­tion. Needs: Adult briefs size M-XXL (De­pends), nutri­tion sup­ple­ment shakes (En­sure), blood pres­sure kits, crutches/ canes/walk­ers, man­ual wheel­chairs, reg­u­lar and heavy-duty adap­tive bath equip­ment.

Kansas Honor Flight, PO Box 2371, Hutchin­son, KS 67504, 316-259-3990, www.kansashon­or­flight.org. We send our men and women Kansas vet­er­ans to visit their war memo­ri­als in D.C. No charge to vet­eran. Needs: Fund­ing — $16,000 sends 20 Kansas vet­er­ans.

The Lord’s Diner, 520 N. Broad­way, Wichita, KS 67214, 316-266-4966,

Preg­nancy and Fam­ily Re­source Cen­ter, 226 S. Main in El Do­rado and

410 State in Au­gusta, 316-322-0070 or 316-7893188, hope4kan­sas.com. The PFRC shares the love and com­pas­sion of Christ with those fac­ing preg­nancy and par­ent­ing choices in a safe, non­judg­men­tal and re­la­tional en­vi­ron­ment. Needs: Fi­nan­cial sup­port for our new build­ing project, laun­dry soap, soft­ener, toi­let pa­per, di­a­pers of all sizes, wipes and cloth­ing.

Share the Sea­son, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202, 316-2632769, www.sharethe­sea­son.org. A joint pro­gram of the Sal­va­tion Army, Wichita Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion and Wichita Ea­gle to help peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing un­ex­pected hard­ships dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Needs: Cash dona­tions

Thrive! But­ler, PO Box 811, An­dover, KS 67002, 316-633-6890, www.thrive­but­ler.org. Help­ing those fam­i­lies liv­ing in poverty to build a bet­ter fu­ture story through ed­u­ca­tion, skill de­vel­op­ment and build­ing new re­la­tion­ships. Needs: Dona­tions to sup­port 16-week course for par­tic­i­pants, site team mem­bers, men­tors, weekly meals, fa­cil­i­ta­tors.

Wichita Area Sex­ual As­sault Cen­ter, 355 N. Waco Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202, 316-737-1127, www.wi­chi­tasac.com. WASAC of­fers com­pre­hen­sive ser­vices and ed­u­ca­tion, cre­at­ing a cul­ture of in­tol­er­ance for sex­ual vi­o­lence and an at­mos­phere of heal­ing for those im­pacted by it. Needs:

Bus passes/gas gift cards, jour­nals, art sup­plies (can­vas, paint, col­ored pen­cils), Ama­zon gift cards, vol­un­teers.

Wichita Fam­ily Cri­sis Cen­ter, 1111 N. St. Fran­cis, Wichita, KS 67214, 316-263-7501, wi­chitafam­i­ly­cri­sis­cen­ter.org. The mis­sion of WFCC is to elim­i­nate do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in our com­mu­nity by sup­port­ing sur­vivors through shel­ter, ed­u­ca­tion, and ad­vo­cacy. Needs: Toi­let pa­per, pa­per


St. Jude Catholic School, 3030 N. Ami­don, Wichita, KS 67204, 316838-0800, www.stjudewi­chita.org. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a qual­ity Catholic ed­u­ca­tion, so all stu­dents grow to know, love, and serve God. Needs: Fund­ing for car­bon monox­ide de­tec­tors, emer­gency pre­pared­ness kids and a buzz-in se­cu­rity sys­tem.


Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Fran­cis, Wichita, KS 67211, 316-264-8974, guadalu­peclinic.com. We pro­vide qual­ity health­care ser­vices to those who are unin­sured. Needs: Gift cards (Wal­mart, Dil­lons) to help pa­tients with costs of med­i­ca­tion; vin­tage wine bot­tles; Ma­son jars with lids, la­bels and rib­bon; vol­un­teer med­i­cal providers and nurses.

HopeNet, 2501 E. Cen­tral, Wichita, KS 67214, 316-684-4673, www.hopenetwi­chita.org. Restor­ing dig­nity and hope, based on Christ’s love, by of­fer­ing com­pre­hen­sive and pro­fes­sional ser­vices. Needs: Bot­tled wa­ter, toi­let pa­per, pa­per tow­els, reg­u­lar ground cof­fee, white copy pa­per.

La Fa­milia Well­ness Screen­ing Of­fice, 84l W. 2lst St., Wichita, KS

67203, www.lafa­mil­i­awi­chita.org. Pro­vi­sion of free screen­ings for the el­derly, es­pe­cially for hy­per­ten­sion, pre­di­a­betes, di­a­betes, and basal me­tab­o­lism in­dex. Needs: Al­co­hol sponges, cot­ton balls, note­books, col­ored mark­ers, high­lighters.

Med­i­cal Loan Closet, 6655 E. Harry, Wichita, KS 67207, 316-779-8989, www.med­i­cal­loan­closet.com. Loan and re­cy­cle med­i­cal equip­ment to the unin­sured and those in need in our com­mu­nity. Needs: Funds for re­fur­bish­ing hospi­tal beds and wheel­chairs, vol­un­teers to work with cus­tomers and an­swer the phone.

Mid­west Bat­tle Bud­dies, PO Box 43, Rose

Hill, KS 67133, 316-7349473, mid­west­bat­tle­bud­dies.org. We pro­vide ser­vice dogs and train­ing to vet­er­ans in need at no cost to them. Needs: Money for train­ing and vet­ting, heart­worm and flea treat­ment, gift cards to pet stores and web­sites.

Pe­di­atrics at Via Christi Hospi­tal, St. Fran­cis, 929 N. St Fran­cis, Wichita, KS 67214, 316268-6052, www.vi­achristi.org/lo­ca­tions/hos­pi­tals/ via-christi-hospi­tal-stfran­cis/pe­di­atrics. ChildLife Cen­ter, pe­di­atrics ther­apy pro­gram, pe­di­atrics in­ten­sive care unit. Meet the unique med­i­cal and de­vel­op­men­tal needs of chil­dren who are ill or in­jured. Needs: Wed­ding bub­bles, play dough, col­ored pen­cils, adult col­or­ing books, board games/ play­ing cards

Via Christi Case Man­age­ment, 929 N. St. Fran­cis, Wichita, KS 67214, 316-268-8519. Eval­u­ates pa­tients with phys­i­cal, emo­tional and other needs in a com­pas­sion­ate man­ner. Needs: Win­ter cloth­ing (coats/gloves/hats),

socks, shoes, rain coats, back packs, travel size hy­giene prod­ucts.


Child Start Inc., 1002 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67218, 316-682-1853, www.child­start.org. Early child­hood ser­vices that pre­pare young chil­dren for life­long suc­cess. Needs: Hats and mit­tens for kids 0-5 years, books for kids 0-5 years, di­a­pers, socks.

Dragon Mas­ter Foun­da­tion, 4120 E. 61st St. North, Kechi, KS 67067, 316-361-6698, www. drag­on­mas­ter­foun da­tion.org. We help chil­dren with brain can­cer through re­search and cov­er­ing travel ex­penses for treat­ment and clin­i­cal tri­als. Needs: Gas or gro­cery gift cards, in­door and out­door Christ­mas decor (es­pe­cially LED lights),

900 W. Broad­way, New­ton, KS 67114, 316416-5203, em­ber­hope.org. Em­ber­Hope is a faith­based agency pro­vid­ing in­fra­struc­ture and sup­port to in­spire hope in thou­sands of at-risk youth and fam­i­lies each year. Needs: Tam­pons, coats, sham­poo, women’s socks and women’s un­der­wear.

Hope Chris­tian Church, 8918 W. 21st St. Suite 200 #157, Wichita, KS 67205, 316-655-5871, www.hope4wi­chita.org. Pro­vid­ing toys for kids 0-11 to­tally free this Christ­mas sea­son. Needs: Toys for boys and girls ages 0-11, wrap­ping sup­plies (gift wrap, tape, gift tags), cook­ies.

Kansas Chil­dren’s Ser­vice League, 1365 N. Custer, Wichita, KS

67203, 316-942-4261, kcsl.org. Pro­vides ser­vices that fo­cus on pre­vent­ing child abuse, strength­en­ing fam­i­lies and em­pow­er­ing par­ents and youth. Needs: Win­ter cloth­ing and ed­u­ca­tional toys for chil­dren birth to 5; house­hold clean­ing sup­plies; non­per­ish­able snacks; gift cards to Wal-Mart, Dil­lons, gas sta­tions, movie the­aters, zoos or other fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Pando Ini­tia­tive, 412 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202, 316-973-5110, www.thep­an­doini­tia­tive.org. We con­nect with stu­dents to help them en­gage and thrive in ed­u­ca­tion and their fu­ture. Needs: Stu­dent bus passes, gas gift cards, gift cards for shoes/cloth­ing, laun­dry sup­plies.

Rain­bows United Inc., 3223 N. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67220, 316-267-5437, Rain­bowsUnited.org. Rain­bows en­hances the lives of chil­dren with spe­cial needs and their fam­i­lies by bring­ing to­gether com­mu­nity re­sources and pro­vid­ing cus­tom­ized ser­vices. Needs: Mul­ti­cul­tural books for preschool­ers, elec­tric tooth­brushes, noise can­cel­ing head­phones, floor puz­zles, big kid spe­cial needs tri­cy­cle.

Saint Fran­cis Min­istries, 4155 E. Harry, Wichita, KS 67218, 316831-0330 ext. 2925, www.st-fran­cis.org. Saint Fran­cis pro­vides heal­ing and hope to chil­dren and fam­i­lies. Needs: Sports balls, Le­gos, ed­u­ca­tional toys, teen gifts, baby dolls.

Toys for Tots at Bi­cy­cle Pedaler, 330 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67206, 316-685-4545. Takes old bikes and re­fur­bishes them for the Toys for Tots pro­gram. Needs: Old bi­cy­cles that have been kept in­doors and aren’t rusty, vol­un­teers to help re­pair, wash and pol­ish the bikes.


La Fa­milia Se­nior/ Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 84l W. 2lst St., Wichita, KS 67203, www.lafa­mil­i­awi­chita.org. Ser­vice to Se­niors, most at poverty lev­els, tar­geted to those of His­panic her­itage, with daily pro­vi­sions of meals, ex­er­cise and ed­u­ca­tion classes. As­sis­tance with in­sur­ance ad­vis­ing and tax fil­ing as well as so­cial re­fer­rals. Needs: Wood book­cases, pa­per prod­ucts (tow­els, tis­sue, copy pa­per), fold­ing chairs, of­fice sup­plies (note­books, sta­ples, pa­per clips).

Sat­ter­hwaite Se­nior Cen­ter of Douglass, 124 W. Fourth, Douglass, KS 67039, 316-746-3227. Pro­vide home-cooked meals in house and de­liv­ered to shut-ins. Pro­vide ex­er­cise and other ac­tiv­i­ties for se­niors. Needs: Freezer, In­stapot, serv­ing cart, Kitchenaid coun­ter­top mixer, 40-cup cof­fee pot.

Se­nior Ser­vices of Wichita, 200 S. Wal­nut, Wichita, KS 67213. Se­nior Ser­vices of Wichita op­er­ates nine pro­grams that al­low older adults the op­por­tu­nity to stay con­nected to the com­mu­nity and to live in their own homes safely. Needs: Pa­per goods (plates, nap­kins, tis­sue, toi­letries, cof­fee, cream­ers, etc), vol­un­teers to de­liver Meals on Wheels, adult briefs and other toi­letries, fi­nan­cial dona­tions, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions.


Break­through 1010 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67203. Rais­ing aware­ness about liv­ing with men­tal ill­ness, end­ing the cy­cle of poverty, and build­ing bridges for those who are lost. Needs: Su­per­mar­ket gift cards or vouch­ers, $5 gas cards, QuikTrip cof­fee vouch­ers, blan­kets and back­packs.

Union Res­cue Mis­sion, 2800 N. Hill­side, Wichita, KS 67219. Chris­tian min­istry com­mit­ted to shar­ing the gospel, meet­ing spir­i­tual, phys­i­cal and emo­tional needs of the home­less and poor in our com­mu­nity. Needs: Tur­keys, canned veg­eta­bles, men’s un­der­shirts 2X and up, men’s box­ers, men’s heavy gloves.

BO RADER The Wichita Ea­gle

Gerry Si­bely, 77, was a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer at The Kansas Food Bank in 2014. The food bank serves 85 coun­ties.

TRAVIS HEYING The Wichita Ea­gle

Don and Imo­gene Hil­ton re­unite at Eisen­hower Na­tional Air­port af­ter Don re­turned from a Kansas Honor Flight.

BO RADER Wichita

Wichita An­i­mal Ac­tion League brought 10 Samoyed dogs res­cued from an Iowa puppy mill to the Wichita area to find pet fos­ter or adop­tion fam­i­lies.

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