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DONATION DRIVE FOR CHILDREN IN SHELTER

Back to School Drive

July 1 – July 31

You can help children in shelter as they prepare for the school year.


Supplies are needed year round

For many school-aged children, a fun way to prepare for the school year is to go shopping for new supplies like notebooks, pencils, crayons and clothes.

For the children served by the two shelters at Catholic Charities or for the children who interact with a classroom Foster Grandparent from Catholic Charities, the need for supplies happens all year long.

When children come to St. Anthony Family Shelter or Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter, they often don’t have the supplies or clothes they need for school. One of the first steps our case managers take to help new children in the shelter is to ensure they are going to school and have the supplies they need to be successful.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Gift a wishlist item from Amazon.
  • Donate online HERE.
  • Host your own Back to School Drive.
  • Collect donations and schedule a drop off by calling 316-264-8344, ext. 1224.
  • Share the wish list with your friends, family and coworkers via your social channels.

Want to Participate?

Interested in hosting a donation drive or being a drop-off location for a Back to School Drive? Please contact Valerie at giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org or give her a call at (316) 264-8344, ext. 1262.

WISH LIST ITEMS

Please donate only NEW items

Household Products

  • Backpacks
  • Crayons
  • Folders
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Black/blue pens
  • #2 pencils
  • Old Navy gift cards
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Dillons gift cards
  • Amazon gift cards
  • Gift cards to teen clothing stores

 

What Harbor House Means to Me

Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter

Harbor House is more than Wichita’s largest domestic violence emergency shelter, helping hundreds escape domestic violence.

The ministry helps thousands of survivors who do not even step foot in the shelter, instead receiving services in the community or through a 24/7 hotline.

St. Anthony Family Shelter

St. Anthony is the only Wichita-area shelter designed specifically for families with minor children.

The ministry helps thousands of families with basic needs, assistance and support so they may gain stable housing, receive asistance with employment, and education on fianancial literacy, parenting and other life skills.

Your dollars can help make someone’s stay more comfortable.

If you don’t have time to get out to shop, you can shop our wish at Amazon or you can make a financial contribution. Donated dollars will allow the team at Harbor House to purchase items that are most needed, when they are needed. Here are ways that your dollars could help:

$25

Provide one child with a lunch box and reusable water bottle

$50

Equip one child in shelter with basic school supplies

$100

Supply one child in shelter with a backpack and all necessary school supplies

$250

Provide two children in shelter with a week of properly fitting clothes and shoes

$500

Provide one week’s worth of clothes and shoes for 4 children in shelter

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:

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St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431

(316) 264-8344

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita is a 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Need donation support?
316-264-8344 ext. 1262
giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org

Catholic Diocese of Wichita

Wichita Diocese

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.

Catholic Diocese of Wichita

Wichita Diocese

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.