July 24, 2020

The Steering Committee for the 100+ People Who Care group in Barton County recently announced to its members that they have decided to postpone all remaining giving meetings for the 2020 calendar year. This announcement came a couple weeks before the group was scheduled to meet in mid-August, and after their May meeting was also postponed.

In a statement distributed to the philanthropic group’s membership, the committee released the following:

“If 2020 has taught us anything, embracing flexibility has been a constant. After careful consideration, our committee has decided to postpone the remaining giving meetings for the 2020 calendar year. As...

February 26, 2020

The Golden Belt Humane Society is thrilled to announce that they were voted the winner during the recent meeting of the 100+ People Who Care group in Barton County. This means that they will receive up to $10,000 or more in direct donations from members of the philanthropic group.

The Golden Belt Humane Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide housing and medical care to unwanted and stray animals, with the goal of placing those animals in their forever homes. By networking with rescues and working with caring foster homes, they can provide the love, stability, and training needed to increase an animal’s chance for a su...

February 5, 2020

Four years ago, a new philanthropic group was launched in Barton County known as “100 People Who Care.” The model for the project isn’t new, as these groups like this one exist in almost all 50 states and in many countries around the world. But on February 7th, 2017, the first ever giving meeting was held in Barton County, and Almost Home Inc. was voted the winning charity for over $10,000 in donations.  Since then, the group has raised approximately $120,000 in donations for non-profits in Barton County at quarterly meetings of the members.

“We modeled this group off similar groups located in other parts of the country, because of the fun and...

November 21, 2019

Central Kansas CASA, a non-profit based in Barton County, Kansas, is excited to announce that their organization was voted the winner of more than $9,500 in donations during the 4th quarter giving meeting of the 100+ People Who Care group. The charity's mission is to help children in the foster care system get the voice and advocacy they deserve as they navigate the court system.

The quarterly pledges of the 100+ People Who Care members will assist Central Kansas CASA with training costs so they can add additional CASA volunteers. Currently, there is a waiting list of more than 30 children who are in need of a Court Appointed Special Advocate...

August 22, 2019

GPS Kids Club, a non-profit childcare center based in Hoisington, Kansas, is excited to announce that their organization was voted the winner of more than $9,400 in donations during the 3rd quarter giving meeting of the 100+ People Who Care group. The early education center’s mission is to provide quality child care through a safe, nurturing, faith-based environment and the grant funding received will be put toward necessary renovations at their Hoisington facility to stay up to code.

Children at GPS Kids Club receive daily homework help, learn essential life skills, are introduced to music and drama, have the opportunity for free play and art...

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