Events

Upcoming Events

Homeless Memorial Service

Thursday, December 21st

Join Inter-Faith Ministries and Advocates to End Chronic Homelessness (AECH) at a memorial service in recognition of the homeless men and women who have died in the last year. This service takes place every year on the winter solstice — the longest night of the year — and is part of similar events taking place across the nation.

The Homeless Memorial Service will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 402 N. Topeka. The service will be followed by refreshments.

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).

We will have new opportunities for congregations to get involved in 2018. Stay tuned for details.

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.

Important notes:

If you are in need of holiday assistance, but have not already applied, you may do so on December 16 after noon at the distribution site at Towne West Square Mall (in the old Sears store), 4600 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209. You will need to bring all the same paperwork. For more information about program eligibilty and what you need to bring, click here.

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

 

Thank you all for your support of this important program.

More about Operation Holiday »


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

Stuff the Truck with B98 and Two Men and a Truck

Stuff the Truck with B98 and Two Men and a Truck

November 30th, 2017

Help stuff the truck! Meet the jocks from B-98 Radio, join us in our Facebook Live chats with our great Operation Holiday partners and bring your food, blanket, coat, toys and other donations to a location near you!

Thursday, November 30

 9:00 AM     Accident Recovery Team, 221 S Topeka St

10:00 AM    UpTown Cheapskate 2243 N Tyler Rd #105

10:30 AM    Kid 2 Kid 2243 N Tyler Rd #109

11:00 AM    Sedgwick County Zoo

11:30 AM    Planet Sub - Delano

12:00 PM    All Things Barbeque--Delano

12:30 PM   Jimmie’s Diner - 2121 N. Tyler Rd Suite 144

1:00 PM     Deadly Hitting at Wichita Sluggers Academy, 1441 N. Ridge Rd.

1:30 PM     Red Wing Shoes, 6600 W. Kellogg, Suite 100

2:00 PM     Botanica, 701 Amidon St.

2:30 PM     Moxie Sass & Class Boutique, 2431 N. Greenwich Rd, Suite 107

3:00 PM     Genesis Health Club, 6100 E. Central

3:30 PM     Genesis Health Club, 1551 N. Rock Road

Friday, December 1

9:00 AM      Jimmie’s Diner 3111 N. Rock Road

9:30 AM      Green Acres, 8141 E. 21st St.

10:00 AM     Jimmie’s Diner 1519 George Washington Dr.

10:30 AM    The Slope 2100 E. Central

11:00 AM    Genesis Health Club, 854 N. Socora (West Central)

11:30 AM    Planet Sub – West location

12:00 PM    Watercress (4060 N. Reed) off of Maize Road

12:30 PM    Genesis Health Club, 3725 W. 13th Street

1:00 PM     JCPenney (Towne West)

1:30 PM     Brady Nursery, 11200 W. Kellogg

2:00 PM     Murdock Companies, 1111 E. 1st St. N.

2:30 PM    Genesis Health Club, 505 W. Maple (Wichita Ice Center)

3:00 PM    Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean

3:30 PM   Senseney Music, 2300 E. Lincoln

Saturday, December 2

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Dillons (21st & Maize)                       

10:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Dillons (Central & Rock)

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