|Partners for Wichita works for
the well-being and peace of the
community by building
partnerships among neighbors,
social service agencies, and
Partners for Wichita connects
neighbors, congregations, and
helping organizations through
Samaritan Community programs
and Safe Streets
Partners for Wichita
925 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67203
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|Partners for Wichita
Peace through Partnerships
Partners for Wichita Samaritan Community helps congregations with
partnerships to strengthen and encourage their service for the
peace and well-being of people in the Wichita area community.
|For February, it's Bags of Blessings from the Heart
Partners for Wichita invites everyone to collect personal care
items for people in need in Wichita area. We add a blessing
and deliver bags to shelters & assistance centers in the area.
This annual February project is a community-wide Valentine for neighbors
in need. Together we make a difference!
Great gifts in 2013 - about 1,600 Bags of Blessings, filled with personal
care items, collected by 50 congregations, groups, and individuals, were
delivered to 32 helping places throughout the area. Thanks to St. John's
Episcopal Church, the 2013 "collection place" on Feb. 28.
Gallon-size bags were packed with Soap (bar, liquid, or sanitizer),
Hand lotion, Deodorant, Chapstick / lip balm, Shampoo, Comb, Wash
cloth, Razor, Shaving cream, Tooth Brush & paste, Small Kleenex,
Clippers/emery boards, and some with knit caps, gloves, socks, treats.
Let's put this in the "To Do List" for 2014 Valentine's Month!
Thanks for caring for our neighbors!
Partners for Wichita offers opportunities for groups
to experience a neighborhood known for its
challenges and cultural interests, to see and hear
neighbors in their unique environment, and to grow
in awareness, appreciation, respect, and concern
for the diverse people and places of our
community. For a half day, groups visit shops,
schools, and service agencies, churches,
restaurants, and homes in the El Pueblo,
Midtown, and Planeview areas
of Wichita, with preparation
SafeStreets Wichita &Positive Pathways Program (P3) assist
neighborhood residents, congregations, public agencies, and organizations
identify neighborhood needs and take steps to meet those needs. Together
we build a new sense of neighborhood worth and power to open new
opportunities for safe and productive lives together. Safe Streets Wichita
serves the El Pueblo and Historic Midtown neighborhoods. SafeStreets
Wichita Youth Corps offers classes and mentoring in good citizenship and
community service for schools, congregations, and other groups.
|"Filling the Gap - Free Lunches for Kids"
Fills children with good food, good treats, good times!
Some of Wichita's most vulnerable children face the risk of
hunger during vacations. Partners for Wichita, Kansas Food
Bank, and caring people are partners in meeting the need for
Help is needed for "Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids" this
summer... after the 259 Summer Lunch Program and before school
starts, weekdays about July 29 - August 9 . Donations of funds and goodies,and
volunteers, are much needed to bring 8,000 box lunches to children and youth at risk
of hunger. There will be 15 sites in areas of need in Haysville, Oaklawn, and W ichita.
How to help? Each meal costs $2.40 -- $24 for 10 meals -- $240 for 100 meals.
Or, give fresh bananas or cuties oranges, wrapped snack bars, or individual fruit or
pudding cups during the lunches, from July 29, before August 9.
Contact Rev. Sally Fahrenthold, Samaritan Community project coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-683-8649. Contributions (tax-deductible) may be
given with the PayPal link at the left, or mailed to Partners for Wichita, designated
"Filling the Gap Lunches," 925 N. Waco, Wichita, KS 67203. Thank you!
Head-To-Toe Hygiene Pantry helps families
with supplies to keep clean and fresh for
school, work and sense of self-worth.
Hygiene and cleaning supplies help very-low income, who cannot
purchase these items with a Vision Card or food stamps. On the 1st & 3rd Saturdays,
the Hygiene Pantry helps about 300 families at distributions from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.,
at 1611 N. Mosely (also site of Open Door Assistance Center.
This service is sponsored by University Congregational Church
(email@example.com or 316-634-0430) and The Hearth. Most needed items are
laundry detergent, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene supplies, in all
sizes. Also needed: regular sizes of soap, shampoo, shaving razors & cream,
toothbrushes/paste, and baby wash & lotion.
Please deliver donations to University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29 St. N.,
Wichita (office entrance at southwest/back corner; call first).
|Pedaling for Planeview
Partners for Wichita's Samaritan Community
and Safe Streets partnered with others to
collect over 100 bikes and trikes for children
and youth in Wichita's Planeview area in June
2011. Delighted children received these
"pedals" at a safety fair.