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Client Spotlight – Sparing a Thought For Homeless Parents

17 June

Parenting is hard for the most privileged among us, and we see first-hand how much more challenging it can be for our families experiencing homelessness.  As Father’s Day approaches, we would like to take the time to recognize houseless fathers who continue to fight and persevere through the challenging task of raising children without a home.

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Community Spotlight – Thrive Restaurant Group

16 May

Local restaurant group Thrive is dedicated to serving the community one meal at a time and HK is lucky to benefit from this mission. When Chief People Officer Ryan Bond learned of HK from a friend, he was immediately intrigued and impressed by our mission. Since then, Thrive volunteers have been integral to some of our most utilized programs.

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Partnership Spotlight – Hunter Health

6 April

HumanKind is fortunate to work with many partner agencies, which enables us to offer truly wraparound care. One of those agencies is Hunter Health. HumanKind’s relationship with Hunter Health dates to the 1990s and since then, the HumanKind clinic on our campus has become an essential resource, seeing 1,100-2,000 unique patients in a typical year, both from HumanKind and the surrounding community. 

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Volunteer Spotlight – Karla Zerr

12 January

A true servant leader, Karla Zerr has done everything for HK From providing meals to building furniture! Karla started volunteering through St. Thomas Aquinas church and the Catholic Diocese. For ten years she served at the Men’s Emergency Winter Shelter, before doing the same at the women’s shelter. This summer she also helped us host […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Tiffany Smith

22 December

“We’re all on this earth to help each other— I’d rather give than get.” Tiffany Smith first became involved with HumanKind by donating items but always wanted to donate her time, too. When she realized our volunteer opportunities extended beyond regular working hours, she was excited to sign up for the clothing closet at our […]

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Community Spotlight – Spirits Aerosystems’ Good Neighbor Fund

7 December

At HK, we are privileged to work alongside some truly extraordinary Wichitans. This month we are pleased to celebrate and introduce you to three individuals and groups that go above and beyond to help support our clients.

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Volunteer Spotlight—Christince Vumai

8 November

“Giving kindness and compassion directly is very beautiful.” Christince Vumai is a regular and much-valued HumanKind volunteer—more than that, she is a calming presence that both clients and HK staff appreciate being around.

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July Spotlights

21 July

At HK, we are privileged to work alongside some truly extraordinary Wichitans. This month we are pleased to celebrate and introduce you to three individuals and groups that go above and beyond to help support our clients.

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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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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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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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