From homeless to home

We serve our region's most vulnerable when they need it most.

Homeless individuals are at particular risk to contract COVID-19, so we are taking special efforts to keep them safe and sheltered. We have implemented a number of health and safety precautions, which requires additional funding and staff hours. Please consider supporting this important work with a gift today.

Operation Holiday 2021

For more than 60 years, HumanKind Ministries has brought the community together to run Wichita’s largest holiday assistance program, Operation Holiday. More than providing basic needs and toys, Operation Holiday helps our region’s most vulnerable residents get through the year’s coldest (and most expensive) months—and shows them that their community cares.


Operation Holiday 2021 distribution will take place Wednesday, Dec. 15th through Saturday, Dec. 18th and applications will be accepted from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Click here to learn more and apply.


We anticipate serving more individuals and families this year than ever before—and we’ll need your help.  Click here to learn how you can get involved.

The 2021 Humanitarian Awards

The 2021 Humanitarian Awards were held on Saturday, August 21 and what a night it was! To everyone who joined us in person, donated through the online raffle, shared stories of local heroes with the hashtag #wearehumankind, or otherwise joined in the fun of the event, thank you.


Together we raised a record $160,000 to support HumanKind’s mission of serving our region’s most vulnerable residents. That will help thousands of families and individuals get the outreach, case management, shelter, and support they need to build brighter futures for themselves and their families. This wouldn’t be possible without generous organizations and individuals like you, and we can’t thank you enough.


Please mark your calendars for next year’s event: Saturday, August 20, 2022. Be sure to follow us on social @HumanKindWichita for more ways to stay involved throughout the year.