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Kansas Children's Service League; Healthy Families

We are always in need of diapers, baby wipes, bottles, bath care sets for infants, and books for children.

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ESU Student Emergency Support Fund

The ESU Student Emergency Support Fund is currently asking for donations. Right now, many of our Hornet students are experiencing enormous disruptions to their living situations and their livelihoods. Some of those students will need our support to keep their education on track. Please visit this page to make a gift to support our students.

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Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund

The Emporia Community Foundation, Emporia Main Street, KVOE, and United Way of the Flint Hills have partnered to create the Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund. The four agencies joined forces to broaden the reach of the existing Lyon County Disaster Relief Fund in order to support the needs of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Wabaunsee, and Woodson counties surrounding COVID-19 relief.

The Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund will have multiple phases of funding to address both the immediate and longer-term needs related to this crisis. The initial focus is on the medical community. Future phases will focus on economic needs. Priority will be given to local organizations working to meet the basic needs of those most significantly impacted by this crisis.

Those interested in donating to the fund may give online at emporiacf.org/make-donation, unitedwayoftheflinthills.org, or emporiamainstreet.com. Donors may also mail their contribution to either the United Way or the Emporia Community Foundation. Until the statewide stay-home order is lifted, both United Way and Emporia Community Foundation offices are closed to the public, so donors are asked not to make donations in person.

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Food for Students

Food for Students and Spartan Stop are currently accepting donations. If you have any non-perishable goods you would like to donate, email Heather Wagner at heather.wagner@usd253.net.

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Newman Regional Health

Newman Regional Health is in need of non-latex medical gloves, N95 Hospital Masks and sewn mask covers. A centralized location for pick up and donations has been made available by Emporia Main Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members are instructed to use the clear garage door on 8th Avenue, next to the butterfly mural. Please call (620) 340-6430 or email main.street@emporia-kansas.gov prior to pick up or drop off to make arrangements.

Those who can volunteer can sew face masks for patients out of fabric and covers for N95 masks for healthcare workers. There is an immediate need for both. Newman Regional Health needs approximately 1,021 N95 covers per week. Patient masks are required to be made of 100% cotton or 100% flannel. Mask covers must be made of surgical drape, available for pick up at the location below. Anyone who would like to help, or has questions about sewing the masks, is asked to contact Newman Regional Health’s Volunteer Coordinator, Deborah Storrer, at (620) 343-6800 x22525 or dstorrer@newmanrh.org. Requirements for the mask and a preferred pattern can be found on this page.

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Red Cross

The Red Cross is going through a blood shortage. To schedule an appointment or host or find a blood drive, visit their website at www.redcrossblood.org, call 800-RED-CROSS, download the Red Cross Blood Donor app or enable the Blood Donor skill on any Alexa Echo device.

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United Way of the Flint Hills

United Way of Flint Hills is currently accepting monetary donations to help improve the education, health and financial stability of our community. If interested, visit www.unitedwayoftheflinthills.org and click on the gray Donate button in the upper right corner, or send a check to United Way of the Flint Hills at 702 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801.

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Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Lyon County

Be sure to designate Lyon County so your dollars remain local!

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SOS, Inc

SOS is consistently looking for donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, food/gas cards, and cleaning supplies. For a complete list, please visit our website at www.soskansas.com/donate and click Wishlist. We also post immediate needs on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support.

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Radical Life Core Community

We are seeking volunteers to cook and serve meals, provide childcare, and/or donate funding for our cause. Whatever you have to offer, we've a place for you!

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Chef Mikey LLC

With Food Insecurity way too high here, I'm taking action to secure funds to get a Mobile Ghost Kitchen for students and residents to use.  They would pay only a commission on sales like at the Farmer's Market.

This mobile ghost kitchen could also be used by Healthier Lyon County (pick up excess prepared foods and distribute to needy, Food and farm Council-(prepare refrigerated foods for the blessing boxes) and others in the community like myself, working to reduce food insecurity/obesity. The business would be structured this way.

An L3C is a for-profit, social enterprise venture that has a stated goal of performing a socially beneficial purpose, not maximizing income.[5][6][7] It is a hybrid structure that combines the legal and tax flexibility of a traditional LLC, the social benefits of a nonprofit organization, and the branding and market positioning advantages of a social enterprise.[8][9] The L3C is obligated to be mission-driven so there is a clear order of priorities for its fiduciaries.[2]

The L3C is designed to make it easier for socially oriented businesses to attract investments from foundations and additional money from private investors.[10][11] Unlike the traditional LLC, the L3C's articles of organization are required by law to mirror the federal tax standards for program-related investing.[12] A program-related investment (PRI) is one way in which foundations can satisfy their obligation under the Tax Reform Act of 1969 to distribute at least 5% of their assets every year for charitable purposes.[8] While foundations usually meet this requirement through grants, investments in L3Cs and charities that qualify as PRIs can also fulfill the requirement while allowing the foundations to receive a return.[13]

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KanCare Ombudsman Office

Volunteers in Wichita & KC

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is currently in need of food donations. Items needed include (but are not limited to) cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, breakfast bars, shelf milk, baking items, spaghetti and sauce, canned fruit, peanut butter and jam, and boxed helper meals. If you have food donations, please call ahead for drop-off instructions at 620-342-3093 or send a Facebook message. Needed items are also listed and can be purchased from the organization's Registry for Good at Walmart. Monetary donations can be made through this website by clicking "Donate" and designating the zip code 66801.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church-John & Frances Ice Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church's John & Frances Ice Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry (106 Exchange St.) is in need of food donations. Shelf stable food donations are welcome.  Please drop off in the north entrance of the church at 102 Exchange St.  Monetary donations can be mailed or dropped off at 27 Cottonwood St.

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Friendship Meals

Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will be deeply appreciated and will help sustain Medicare benefits counseling, Keynotes, care coordination, in-home help and many other services seniors and caregiver need to get answer and in-home solutions.  You may donate online or feel free to give us a call at 1-800-432-2703.

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Corky's Cupboard

Donate to Corky’s Cupboard, ESU’s on-campus food pantry, online here. Make sure to select "Other" for designation and type "Corky's Cupboard Food Pantry Fund" in the text box.

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Blessing Boxes

Drop off non-perishable goods to a Blessings Box located at 1702 W 15th, 420 W 15th or the 700 of Block of Commercial in Emporia at any time. On Emporia State University’s campus non-perishable goods can be placed during this time in the William Allen White Library’s book boxes. Only shelf-stable and nonperishable items are allowed.

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Americus Community Food Pantry

The Americus Community Food Pantry is currently accepting donations at the Americus United Methodist Church. Call Shawna Moyer at (620) 794-1102 ahead of time before you drop off any items.

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Family Promise of the Flint Hills

We are in need of hygiene supplies, laundry supplies, diapers and wipes. Here is the link to our Amazon wishlist:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls?ref_=abn_tools_business_lists&=undefined

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Newman Regional Health and Newman Medical Partners

Newman Regional Health is in need of non-latex medical gloves, N95 Hospital Masks and sewn mask covers. A centralized location for pick up and donations has been made available by Emporia Main Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members are instructed to use the clear garage door on 8th Avenue, next to the butterfly mural. Please call (620) 340-6430 or email main.street@emporia-kansas.gov prior to pick up or drop off to make arrangements.

Those who can volunteer can sew face masks for patients out of fabric and covers for N95 masks for healthcare workers. There is an immediate need for both. Newman Regional Health needs approximately 1,021 N95 covers per week. Patient masks are required to be made of 100% cotton or 100% flannel. Mask covers must be made of surgical drape, available for pick up at the location below. Anyone who would like to help, or has questions about sewing the masks, is asked to contact Newman Regional Health’s Volunteer Coordinator, Deborah Storrer, at (620) 343-6800 x22525 or dstorrer@newmanrh.org. Requirements for the mask and a preferred pattern can be found on this page.

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Midland Care PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for Elderly)

The funds raised through your generosity are used to provide care for those who cannot afford services. For example, your donation could help in the following ways:

  • $125 can provide twenty days of medical equipment for one patient
  • $250 can provide thirty days of medicine for one patient
  • $630 can provide one day of care at The House at Midland Care, inpatient hospice house
  • $1,000 can provide seven days of hospice home care
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CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness (Mental Health Center)

Donations help us continue our mission of removing barriers, restoring lives, and responding to community needs. Your support allows us to provide services to those who do not have insurance, maintain a presence in the schools, and sustain our ongoing operations towards a healthier community. All contributions are tax deductible.

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Beacon for Hope Suicide Prevention

Beacon for Hope provides suicide prevention trainings for businesses, organizations, and community members. Professional training at a reasonable rate.   Contact us to schedule a life-saving training.

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Abundant Harvest Food Kitchen

Abundant Harvest is currently accepting food donations by appointment. Donations can also be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, contact Lee Alderman at leealderman1@gmail.com.

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