Upcoming Events

Final Friday - Art of Faith Gallery

Final Friday - Art of Faith Gallery

April 28, 2017

Rights of Spring by the Kansas Academy of Oil Painters brings a diverse collection of artists and their work together. Don't miss this show by some of the state's most talented painters.

Friday, April 28, 2017
5:30-8:30 pm
Art of Faith Gallery
829 N. Market

It's also our farewell to Sandy Swank, who is retiring after almost 27 years as Homeless Services Director. Come help wish her well in this new chapter of her life and celebrate the impact she has had on how we shelter and support the homeless in Wichita.


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Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Thursday, August 17th

Volunteerism and philanthropy are essential, not only to those who are recipients of assistance but for those who give of their time, finances and talents. It is through giving that we often experience the greatest fulfillment. People reach out to help others out of a sincere commitment to give back, to improve the lives of others and to share their expertise and experiences. That's why the Humanitarian Awards are so important and such a big part of the community - we honor those who seek no recognition at all for the work they do.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards. The submission deadline is April 14, 2017. This link will take you to the downloadable nomination form. Return nominations to Call Carolyn Kell at 264-9303 if you have any questions.

Humanitarian Awards will be presented August 17 in the newly-renovated Holiday Inn East ballroom. 

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. Children 14 and under receive gifts through a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. In 2015 we started a pet food distribution program with Skaer Veterinary Clinic. Teen 2 Teen provides gifts for children 15-17. Operation Holiday serves more than 12,000 Wichitans annually.

In 2016 we teamed up with Sheriff Jeff Easter and Police Chief Gordon Ramsay for the Feud of the Forces which helped raise money during the KSN Telethon and Dillons Day of Giving events.

We'll have information about the 2017 Operation Holiday in a few months. Thank you all for your support of this important program.

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Past Events

Souper Bowl 2017

Souper Bowl 2017

February 3rd, 2017

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).

Thank you all for participating on February 3. It was great fun, with music by Joe Stumpe and Virginia Williams Patry and the inimitable Wichita Wagonmasters serving up the soup. 

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