February 14, 2018

The Community Food Bank of Barton County is pleased to announce they are the 2018 first quarter recipient of the 100+ People That Care of Barton County group. Members of the group selected the Food Bank from three charitable organizations who presented. 

Established in 1984, the Food Bank assists residents of Barton County facing emergency or crisis situations, and serves an average of 2,146 families, or 6,846 individuals, per year. They receive no funding through government entities, so operate through donations of food items from local food drives by the postal workers, Boy Scouts, Wheatland Electric’s “Cram the Van,” school groups, and mone...

November 9, 2017

In November, Sunflower Diversified Services was awarded more than $10,000 in donations from members of the 100+ People Who Care philanthropic group in Barton County. The local non-profit organization, which exists to serve people with developmental disabilities, has plans to use the funds for purchasing equipment to secure their early childhood facility, among other things. Present to accept the symbolic check were CEO Jon Prescott and Early Childhood Specialist Heather Quillin. Learn more about Sunflower's mission at www.sunflowerdiv.com. 

August 10, 2017

Earlier this month, the Family Crisis Center was one of three charities to give a presentation at the third quarter meeting of the 100+ People Who Care group. The Family Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization based out of Great Bend that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence all over Central and Western Kansas. After all three charities presented a 5-minute pitch and answered questions, the philanthropic group took a vote on which charity would win all the members’ donations. The Family Crisis Center is pleased to announce that their organization was named the winner, and received more than $10,500 in donations from the group’s gr...

May 16, 2017

Earlier this month, the Central Kansas Dream Center presented as one of three charities invited to speak at the summer meeting for the 100 People Who Care group. After all three had presented, the members of the philanthropic group voted and named the CKDC as the winner of all their members’ donations. Since each member gives a $100 donation and there are over 100 members, the Dream Center will be receiving more than $10,400 in gifts.

“A Dream Center is an umbrella ministry that exists to meet the needs of the area it serves. We modeled ours after the Dream Center in Phoenix, and have expanded several times since we became a dream center a few...

March 1, 2017

Last month, Almost Home Inc. had the opportunity to present at the first meeting for the new 100 People Who Care group. The “home plus” assisted living and hospice facility was one of three charities nominated to speak at the inaugural gathering. After all the ballots had been counted, it was announced that Almost Home had won the majority vote and would be receiving all the gifts from the group’s members.

“We truly feel blessed and honored to be the first recipient of the 100 People Who Care donations,” says Leilani Schenkel, Executive Director for Almost Home Inc. “We feel honored to have been nominated in general, and are so blessed to be a...

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