Six local women are buzzing with enthusiasm for Catholic Charities’ two shelters – Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter and St. Anthony Family Shelter – as they raise both awareness of and funds for the shelters.
During a six-week campaign which concludes Nov. 12, the six Queen Bees will use a peer-to-peer fundraising platform to reach out to family, friends, coworkers and others in an attempt to each raise at least $3,000 for shelter operations. That figure represents the costs to house, feed and provide assistance for one family in shelter for one month.
This marks the fifth Queen Bee Campaign for Catholic Charities, which taps into the leadership of the community’s most dynamic and inspiring women – women who believe in making a difference.
Queen Bee Woman of the Year
At the conclusion of the campaign, the top fundraiser will be named Queen Bee Woman of the Year. In 2020, five Queen Bees combined to raise the dollars necessary to provide one month of shelter, food and assistance for 17 families.
Why a bumble bee?
The bumble bee is symbolic of the many families that are served in shelter, whether thay have experienced domestic violence, homelessness or both. The bumble bee’s body appears much too large for its small wings. Yet, despite this perceived “limitation,” the bumble bee takes flight. It is precisely that bee’s resiliencey to grow past assumptions and stereotypes that we hope our clients gain while in shelter.
Selected for their professional success, civic achievements and commitment to philanthropy, the 2021 Queen Bees are:
Learn more about the 2021 Queen Bee honoreees or donate to one by visiting the campaign website.
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St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431
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The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.