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Share The Season With Others

During the holiday season, one of the best ways to help people in need is through the Share the Season Program. A 14-year program, Share the Season is a joint effort of The Salvation Army, The Wichita Eagle and the Wichita Community Foundation.

A record $257,000 was raised to help Wichitans in 2013.

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A few quick facts about Share the Season (STS):

  • STS is a special program providing help and hope to the working poor during the holiday season.
  • Families who do not qualify for other indigent programs apply for assistance and are screened carefully by the Salvation Army personnel to verify needs.
  • Each family can receive one-time assistance for needs such as utilities, paying medical bills, etc.
  • Payments are made directly to vendors, such as the bank, utility company, the doctor.
  • Each dollar donated by the public is gifted 100% back to those in need in the community.
  • Best way possible to get charitable donations directly to those in need.
  • In 2012, every family that applied for STS assistance and qualified was helped.
  • The Wichita Eagle donates ad space and runs daily stories, which can be found on the right side of this page, on families in need.
  • The Wichita Community Foundation handles all donations and issues receipts to all who contribute.
  • STS works in the best possible way, reaching those in need and encouraging our community to be charitable.
  • Program began in 2000, raising $72,069.59 and helping 100 families the first year.
  • Total, 2,700 families have been helped with $2.1 million in donated funds since its inception!
  • Download a PDF application for assistance.

 

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James Woods
Executive Assistant
Wichita Community Foundation |301 N. Main Suite 100 |Wichita, Kansas 67202 |P 1.316.264.4880 |F 1.316.264.7592