Upcoming Events

Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Thursday, August 23rd

The wealth of philanthropy, volunteerism and just plain good people in Wichita never ceases to amaze. Each year when selecting people, business and organizations for the Humanitarian Awards, which have been presented since 1951, we are faced with excellent and difficult choices. Honorees exemplify devotion to others, dedication to making the community better, perseverance in the face of difficulty, strong faith and a commitment to using their time and talents to help those in need.

Join us Thursday, August 23 to honor this year's recipients at the 67th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner.

Leadership through Faith Award - Stuart Ray
Spirit of Faith Award - Wichita Community Foundation
Peace by Piece Award - Bal Vihar, Hindu Temple of Greater Wichita
Light of Faith Youth Award - Joseph Shepard
Golden Rule Award - Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company

For more information about the awards, this year's and previous honorees, and ticket information:

Ongoing Events

Operation Holiday

Operation Holiday

October–December 2017

Operation Holiday distributes nonperishable food, fresh food vouchers, winter wear and blankets to low-income families and individuals to more than 12,000 Sedgwick County residents annually. Children 14 and under receive gifts through a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Teen2Teen provides gifts for children 15-17. In 2015 we started a pet food distribution program with Skaer Veterinary Clinic.

More about Operation Holiday »

Past Events

Souper Bowl 2018

Souper Bowl 2018

February 2nd, 2018

A Wichita tradition, Souper Bowl is always the Friday prior to the "other" Bowl. Chefs from area restaurants donate their most popular soups, and lunch is topped off with breads, beverages and "church lady desserts" (starting at $1 each). The first 200 visitors get a free handcrafted bowl, with additional bowls (made by local artists and students) available for sale.

May Day Open House

May Day Open House

May 1st, 2018

Volunteers—we couldn't do it without you. Operation Holiday, the Emergency Winter Shelter, Souper Bowl...YOU make it all happen. Let us celebrate you this May Day at an open house. The night will feature music, improv, art by the Wichita Collegiate Upper School fine arts classes, as well as free finger food and drinks.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,Tuesday, May 1
Inter-Faith Ministries, 829 N Market

Walk in their Shoes

Walk in their Shoes

May 5th, 2018

For those of us who have never “walked in their shoes,” we probably have a hard time understanding what life is like for a person who lives in poverty. The Cost of Poverty Experience, or COPE, is a three-hour interactive event that offers a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in the community.

COPE offers a snapshot of the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact families every day. COPE also reveals how the policies and systems within our community help or hinder the progress of these families.You'll come away from this event reexamining your assumptions about people who live in poverty and the challenges that face them.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! If you would like to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations, please email [email protected].

9 am - 12 noon, Saturday, May 5
Towne West Square. Enter through the main entrance on the north (Maple Street) side of the mall. Follow the signs!

Register here

Program Center, 829 N Market, Wichita, KS 67214|(316) 264-9303