Quarterly Giving Program
1st Quarter – The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement
Often called the silent killer, Heart Disease is actually more deadly than all forms of cancer…combined. And, in 2003, research revealed a scary fact for women: it’s far and wide the number 1 killer of females. As a result, the American Heart Association launched Go Red for Women. Since the movement’s launch, fewer women are dying from disease. To be specific, 330 less women A DAY are succumbing to heart disease. More Americans recognize that this disease is the number one killer of women. Many women have also taken more ownership of their health and are exercising and doing routine checks for characteristics of the disease. For more information about the Go Red for Women movement, visit the cause’s webpage at http://www.goredforwomen.org.
4th Quarter – The Douglas County Dental Clinic
The Douglas County Dental Clinic is a non-profit community dental clinic serving Douglas and surrounding counties. The organization’s mission is to provide quality dental care to low income and uninsured residents.
3rd Quarter – Outside for a Better Inside
Outside for a Better Inside believes children who play creatively outside will be happier, healthier and smarter citizens. Their mission is to encourage the Lawrence schools to enhance existing outdoor education programs in an effort to produce a healthier community in the future.
2nd Quarter – Douglas County CASA
The charity for our second quarter of giving for 2014 was the Douglas County CASA. Every year in Douglas County, dozens of children are removed from their homes and placed under court protection for their own safety. They are confused and frightened of an uncertain future. Many are placed in foster care. Douglas County CASA is dedicated to making sure these children get the attention they deserve. With the help of specially trained volunteers who advocate for the best interests of these vulnerable children, CASA helps children and teens find safe, permanent and loving homes.
1st Quarter – L.I.N.K (Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen)
The charity for our first quarter of giving for 2014 was L.I.N.K (Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen).L.I.N.K provides home-cooked, nutritious meals in a safe and welcoming environment for families, the homeless, hungry, lonely, physically or mentally disabled, and low income individuals at no cost and with no questions asked. Being a totally volunteer-based operation since 1985, L.I.N.K serves more than 32,000 meals every year.
4th Quarter – Lawrence Humane Society
The charity for our fourth quarter of giving for 2013 was the Lawrence Humane Society. The Lawrence Humane Society provides shelter, care and advocacy to stray, homeless and abused animals; and nurtures the human-animal bond. With the help of volunteers and community donors, the Humane Society is able to supply medical care, food & shelter to 3,500 dogs, cats and other small animals annually.
3rd Quarter – Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program
The charity for our third quarter of giving for 2013 was the Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program. The Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program is a non-profit organization, established by the men and women of the Lawrence, KS Police Department. With the help of volunteers from the Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence citizens, this program is able to provide toys and food, during the holiday season, to those who are less fortunate living within the city limits of Lawrence, KS.
2nd Quarter – Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
The charity selected for our second quarter of giving for 2013 was the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence serves one purpose: to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They do this through Club programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
1st Quarter – Ballard Community Services
The charity selected for our first quarter of giving for 2013 was Ballard Community Services. Ballard Community Services is a non-profit organization that provides an affordable, high quality early education program and essential basic life assistance for families and individuals in need. They provide over a half of a million services in Douglas County each year and 100% of the money donated to the Ballard Center goes to the children and families that they serve.
4th Quarter – Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program
The charity for our fourth quarter of giving for 2012 was the Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program. The Lawrence Police Blue Santa Program is a non-profit organization, established by the men and women of the Lawrence, KS Police Department. With the help of volunteers from the Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence citizens, this program is able to provide toys and food, during the holiday season, to those who are less fortunate living within the city limits of Lawrence, KS.
3rd Quarter – The Willow Domestic Violence Center
The charity selected for our third quarter of giving for 2012 was The Willow Domestic Violence Center. The first battered woman’s shelter in Kansas, The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides safe-shelter, peer counseling, advocacy & other services to survivors of domestic violence in Douglas, Franklin, & Jefferson counties.The center works towards peace in the world by elimination of violence in our communities. Therefore, The Center is dedicated to the empowerment of women and children, the creation of peaceful safe space; the promotion of equality and respect for all people; the appreciation of difference; and the social action necessary to achieve these goals.
2nd Quarter – Family Promise of Lawrence
The charity selected for our second quarter of giving for 2012 was Family Promise of Lawrence. Family Promise of Lawrence is a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. Their economical, individualized plans help families take the necessary steps toward lasting independence. All their families receive the resources necessary to maintain a healthy life including overnight accommodations at a local congregation, three meals a day and access to shower and laundry facilities. Additionally, they aim to get every family back on their feet as soon as possible through intensive case management, social support and linkage with applicable social and educational services.
1st Quarter – Cooper’s Cause Foundation
The charity selected for our first quarter of giving for 2012 was Cooper’s Cause Foundation. Cooper’s Cause Foundation which was established to aid families who face unexpected medical expenses due to children born with congenital heart defects. Sometimes life’s most difficult challenges inspire us to achieve great things. That’s the spirit fueling Cooper’s Cause Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to paying forward Cooper William Keefer’s blessings by supporting families as they face the strain of unexpected medical expenses related to pediatric heart conditions. Together, we can impact these little fighters’ lives and realize the true power of their innocent smiles.