Events

Upcoming Events

Souper Bowl 2018

Souper Bowl 2018

Friday, February 2nd

A Wichita tradition, Souper Bowl is always the Friday prior to that "other" Bowl. Chefs from area restaurants donate their most popular soups. Both professionals and students make one of a kind soup bowls. The first 200 visitors get a free handcrafted bowl, with additional handcrafted bowls available for sale. The meal is topped off with breads, beverages and "church lady desserts" ($1 each).

Ongoing Events

Operation Holiday

Operation Holiday

October–December 2017

Applications for 2017 Operation Holiday will be taken beginning November 6 at several locations around Wichita. 

Collection drives for the 100,000+ food items and $350,000 cash for bulk food purchases and Dillon's gift cards for recipients are beginning now. Come by for your collection boxes or call us with any questions.

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.

Thank you all for your support of this important program.

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Past Events

Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Humanitarian Awards Dinner

August 17th, 2017

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. 

The 2017 honorees exemplified 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:

Peace by Piece Award: Drs. Fannette Thornhill-Scott and Thomas Scott

Golden Rule Award: Wichita Bar Association

Spirit of Faith Award: The Lord's Diner

Light of Faith Youth Award: Colwich Elementary School

Leadership through Faith Award: Mark and Louise Holden

Building a Better Community

Building a Better Community

October 11th, 2017

Building a Better Community is dedicated to helping us understand one another, to respect our differences while we discover our similarities. On Wednesday, October 11 in cooperation with Wichita State University Inter-Faith Ministries presented a symposium featuring three nationally known experts on violence, hate, discrimination and bias: Dr. Jack Levin, Steve Wessler and Dr. Eric Madfis. This event was the first time all three have appeared together.

Check back next week to view materials from the event if you were not able to attend.

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