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Community Spotlight—Bonnie Toombs and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita

26 April

“Our relationship with HumanKind is one we really treasure—we’ve enjoyed being able to work together to make things happen.” Since childhood, Bonnie Toombs of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita's Respect Life and Social Justice Office has held the belief that “You share what you have, even if you don’t have a lot, and you pay things forward.”

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What You Probably Don’t Know About HumanKind House and Case Managers

8 April

HumanKind House and Case Managers provide some of the most the most valuable and basic needs your donations fund. Take a look at life from their perspective.

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Raising Empathetic Humans: Four Tips for Talking to Kids About Homelessness

12 March

Teaching kids about homelessness and other social issues not only impacts their individual development, it has huge implications on the world around them.

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Fundraising Tips for a Successful Sleep Out

13 March

We really want you to enjoy your Sleep Out fundraising experience, so check out our tips to help you hit your fundraising goal (*bonus tip: people are more likely to help you meet your goal if they know what it is).

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Community Spotlight: Stuart Ray and Davis-Moore Auto Group

19 January

Davis Moore Auto Group has been a supporter and contributor to HumanKind for more than 10 years. Stuart Ray talks to us about the group’s extensive community engagement and what volunteering personally means to him.

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How HumanKind is Approaching the Affordable Housing Crisis in Wichita

15 January

HumanKind’s purchase of the 316 Hotel helps us address two chronic problems in our city—the need for immediate shelter and the affordable housing crisis.

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Community Spotlight: Dillons

16 November

We recently had the chance to hear more about HumanKind’s partnership with Dillons from Sheila Lowrie, Corporate Affairs Manager. Dillons has been a Compassion Sponsor for Operation Holiday since 2018, and they have supported HumanKind for more than 20 years. Keep reading for an inside perspective on being an Operation Holiday sponsor.   Tell us […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

16 November

“HK has provided a really beautiful opportunity of service and educational experiences for our families. It’s one thing to talk about serving, and it’s another thing to do it. HK provides a lot of opportunities to do it,” said Kim Daley, Communication Director for the Kansas Wichita Coordinating Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of […]

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Community Spotlight: The Laundry Station

2 November

“It’s great to help an organization that can help more people than we ever could,” says Sharon Brinks of The Laundry Station, an Operation Holiday sponsor. We are so grateful to The Laundry Station for allowing HK to wash all of the blankets used to keep 100+ homeless men and women warm each night at […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jonni Tennant

27 October

“He was willing to share about his struggles with me, and he changed my life,” Jonni shared with us as she reflected on an impactful encounter with a homeless individual in Wichita who inspired her to start volunteering. Like many of us, Jonni Tennant was largely unaware of the affordable housing and homelessness crisis for a […]

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Operation Holiday 2020

9 October

We are excited be accepting applications for Operation Holiday from Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 20. Operation Holiday is the region’s largest holiday assistance program, bringing the community together to provide food, coats, blankets and more to 11-15,000 individuals and families during the holiday season. This year, modifications have been made to help people safely apply for and receive goods. In an effort to keep […]

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Client Spotlight: John

18 September

Like many of our homeless clients, John was initially hesitant to accept help. Then, one cold December night, he decided to get off the streets for a night and stayed at our Emergency Winter Shelter...

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