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 grieving child.
- 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.
You may also donate online via PayPal:
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 2013-14 fiscal year, the Thrift Shop generated sales of approximately $180,000. This represents a 6% 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
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 for two days each week. Volunteers help sack clothing items.
This annual event is held each fall. Local chefs, professionals, groups, adults and children create original gingerbread houses for display, judging and then for sale. Those attending may also create their own little houses at Graham Cracker Junction. Instructions and supplies are provided.
How you can help:
- Bring family & friends
- Make a gingerbread house for the Gingerbread Village
- Volunteer you or your group to work at Gingerbread Village event