Assistance League of Wichita is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and has no salaried staff or paid employees. Services are made possible through private gifts, grants, and donations. All funds remain in the Wichita area. Our fundraising activities include:

Gifts and Grants

Over 35% of our funding comes from contributions from individuals, church groups, organizations and foundations.

Why contribute to Assistance League of Wichita?

  • Your donation remains in the Wichita community.
  • During the 2013-14 fiscal year, 74 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to our programs to help the underserved in the Wichita area.
  • Your monetary contribution is completely tax-deductible.

Your contribution can take many forms including cash or credit card donations, bequests, trusts, grants, and memorials. Contributions, large or small, will make a difference.

    • Your $5 donation can provide a bear for a child that is a victim of violence.
    • Your $10 donation can provide a sweatsuit and undergarments for an assault or rape victim.
    • Your $20 donation can provide a new pair of shoes for an underserved child.
    • Your $50 donation can provide hygiene kit, a warm winter coat, socks and underwear for one disadvantaged child.
    • Your $105 donation can completely clothe and provide shoes for one disadvantaged child.
Support Now:

Send your monetary donations to: Assistance League of Wichita, PO Box 8072, Wichita, KS 67208. Checks should be made payable to Assistance League of Wichita. See our donor privacy policy.

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Assistance League Thrift Shop

The Assistance League Thrift Shop was opened in 1990 and is staffed totally by volunteers. Donated items are sold to the community at large, for the sole purpose of generating funds for our Philanthropic Programs.

During the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Thrift Shop generated sales of approximately $237,000. This represents at 10% increase in sales over the previous year. Quality merchandise is donated by members and the community. Donations are always welcome.

Hours of operation:

Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday

How you can help:

  • Donate your gently used clothing, toys and household goods
  • Come & shop

Become a community volunteer

Thrift Shop

Donate items to the Thrift shop. Or volunteer to wash, clean or iron items to be added to the sale floor.

Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell is open from August till December where members assist families as they shop (during scheduled times) at J. C. Penney's Town West.

Gingerbread Village

This annual event is held each fall. Those attending create their own houses to take home with them. Instructions and supplies are provided. A bake sale is also a part of the fun. Gingerbread Village is a multi-generational event that is enjoyed by all.

How you can help:
  • Bring family & friends
  • Volunteer you or your group to work at Gingerbread Village event