Gingerbread Village 2017

November 11 and 12, 2017

Planning is started

Our chairperson, Barb Smith and Peg Anderson setting the wheels in motion for our Annual Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place. Mark your calendars now for November 11 and 12. This year you will be able to design and construct a Gingerbread house and enjoy the many learning opportunities at Exploration Place.

More information on tickets will be available soon.


OSB new model kicks off with a bang

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Subaru of Wichita “Shares the Love”

ALW Board Members ALW Members at Subaru 2 4-7-16 ALW Members at Subaru 4-7-16 Subaru of Wichita presented Assistance League Wichita with a check for $35,412 from their "Share the Love" campaign! We are honored to be the recipient and filled with joy knowing we can help kids and families in our community through this generous donation. THANK YOU, SUBARU!!

ALW says, “Thanks”

March 9, 2016 at our Thrift Shop we had the chance to say, "Thank You" to Buckley Roofing Co Inc and WDM Architects for the pro-bono work they have provided over the years to ALW. We appreciate these local businesses for their continued support of our philanthropic programs which benefit our community. Pictured are Kathy Wilson, ALW President; Ed Frederick, President Buckley Roofing; Luke Scott, Project Architect with WDM Architects and Berneitta Harnett, Thrift Shop Building Administrator.20160309_140002 20160309_140036

2015 Gingerbread Village and All Things Gingerbread Pictures and video by Lottie Miller

2015 Gingerbread Village Photo Galleries

Nov. 13, 2015 Gingerbread Village Nov. 14, 2015 Gingerbread Village Nov. 15, 2015 Gingerbread Village Nov. 13, 2015 Gingerbread Village High School Competition 2015 Gingerbread Village Master Housebuilder's Creations for Auction  


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Subaru of Wichita selects ALW as the local non-profit for their “Share the Love” campaign!

Subaru-logo-and-wordmark We are very excited and pleased to announce that Subaru of Wichita has selected us as their local non-profit for Subaru's "Share the Love" campaign. Each customer that purchases a new Subaru from November 19 to January 2 will be able to pick one of four national non-profits or the customer can select the local non-profit - ALW!! Subaru will donate $250 to the non-profit the customer selects! While we support the other non-profits, we are certainly in hopes the local customers will select Assistance League of Wichita. Thank you, Subaru of Wichita!

Make a Difference Day

Assistance League of Wichita is again participating in Make a Difference Day on October 24, 2015. As we did last year, we are partnering with USD 259's homeless outreach program and will be collecting children's books (pre-k through High School). Bring your donations to the Sept. 28th meeting (Scotch and Sirloin 11:30) or drop them off at the Thrift Shop. Janis Meredith is this year's chair for Make a Difference Day. IMG_4742

Gingerbread Village 2014

Gingerbread Village 2014 is a community event of the Assistance League® of Wichita, which provides services to students and families in our community. We partner with Exploration Place to create an exciting and memorable experience. Gingerbread Village was  open to the public on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday, November 16 from 11:00 AM to 5 PM. Guests are able to create their own take-home house and explore and experience Exploration Place exhibits! Go to  for ticket information. Continue Reading