Class of 2017 Scholarship Winners Announced!

2017 Scholarship Winners' Luncheon and Celebration The Assistance League of Wichita's annual scholarship winner's luncheon was held today. 20 USD 259 students were awarded technical scholarships. Here are 18 of those students from West, South, Heights, North, Northwest, East, Southeast, and Lewis. The winners are (not in the order on the picture): Caitlyn Johnson and Alivia Scuffham (West), Eduardo Ortiz (South), Lujain Alzidlani (Heights), Jackuelyn Gonzalex (West), Esperanza Solia (North), Alizaya Glover (Northwest), Adan Navejas-Gallegos and Brianda Nunez (North), Jeremy Crouch (East), Jeiny Andrade (North), Chidinma Opara (Southeast), Kathia Flores-Esqueda and Tawney Gaze (North), Nathan Evans (Lewis), Gabriela Burciaga (North), Alexis Baker-Briggans, Heisha Gonzalez, and Marissa Hegi (South).
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“Spring Into Action” regional meeting

17621698_1476750655691672_3819754495501370458_o   Our Wichita Assistance League was responsible for the activities done at an AL regional networking event today (Tues. March 28, 2017) We networked with 5 other chapters in KC Mo. (Gladstone, MO AL) at their beautiful chapter house. Chapters from Kansas City, Omaha, middle Missouri, Minneapolis, and St. Louis, along with our chapter, networked and shared great ideas and practices. Thanks to ourpresident, Judy Zimbelman, and her committee, who put this event together. We had 12 from our chapter attend to gain new ideas and share our successes. These are the members who attended today. We had a GREAT day!!! Love this organization who provide clothing, scholarships, supplies for children and those who are victims of abuse. http://AL Networking Event March 28, 2017

ALW says “Thank You”

Peg Anderson, Barb Smith, and Barb Hubert delivering cookies to Tina Peck, St. Joseph Hospital SANE/SART and Connie Hultman, Wesley Hospital SANE/SART Cookies were delivered by Bear Hugs Program members on August 2nd to 33 SANE/SART (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team) staff members at St. Joseph Hospital (Via Christi) and Wesley Medical Center. ALW members provided over 500 homemade cookies in a show of appreciation for the caring and commitment of the SANE/SART staffs.
Bear Hugs is one of ALW’s philanthropic programs. It provides new teddy bears, journals and sketchbooks, and tote bags to children who are victims of violence.
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Subaru partners with ALW in support of our Bear Hugs program

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Subaru of Wichita and the Assistance League partnered August 17 to help children that are victims of violence. Folks from all over Wichita came to "Stuff the Subaru" with bears and journals/sketchbooks! Bears were available at the site and sketchbooks/journals were right inside at another partner of ours, Watermark Books. It was a successful event which will enable many children find comfort from a cuddly bear.

Subaru of Wichita lends a helping hand

Today Adam Norris (red shirt) and Noah Taylor (blue shirt), the marketing team of Subaru of Wichita, came to the aid of Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Shop. Some clothing and household items that may not be sold at the shop serve families in need at the First United Methodist Church Open Door. The Open Door volunteer who usually brings her SMALL truck to pick up from ALW was unable to come today. But the Subaru team stepped in like super heroes to save the day so the Open Door clothes closet remains full!!!! Together Adam and Noah made short work of loading the bags and boxes.IMG_2044 IMG_2050 IMG_2054 ALW sends many thanks to Subaru, Adam and Noah for stepping up to help.

OSB new model kicks off with a bang

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ALW partners with J.C. Penney’s to support OSB

2016-05-23 11.57.56 Kay Dunlap proudly introduced Bradley Auch, J.C. Penney's Town West manager, at our May membership luncheon. ALW and Penney's are partnering to offer OSB to our USD259 families through an in-store shopping experience. The OSB committee has worked tirelessly to create a model that supports the community needs while allowing us to "work smarter, not harder." We are all looking forward to working with Bradley and his team.

Bev Farha is our Ada Edward Laughlin Award winner!

The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award was established in the 1980's and is presented to a member whose behind-the-scenes contributions to her chapter are considered to be significant and which exemplify the attributes of Ada Edwards Laughlin. Ada was the right-hand woman and often silent partner of Ann Banning, founder of Assistance League.  Ada served as Vice President of Assistance League from its foundation in 1919 until her retirement in 1948. 2016-05-23 12 08 47 Bev Farha is a charter member of ALW and truly exemplifies the attributes of Ada. She has quietly and without fanfare worked tirelessly over the years to move our chapter forward. Her selfless attitude was evident when presented with the award as her only words were, "I haven't done anything." Bev is the best example of giving from the heart, she is a hard worker and is a joy to be around.   Congratulations Bev!

Class of 2016 Scholarship Winners

Click the link below to see photos of our 2016 Scholarship winners. They were recognized at our monthly membership meeting on April 25.   ALW April Meeting/Scholarship Winners

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!!