United Way partners with WPD Chief Gordon Ramsay and Wichita Mom for kids in crisis

WICHITA, Kan., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Occasion: Wichita Mom’s Comfort Kit Drop-Off Event

When: Tuesday, October 27; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: United Way of the Plains parking lot, 245 N. Water St., Wichita

Details:

  • Wichita Mom, an 18,000 member group of local mothers, volunteered with United Way to make Comfort Kits for local police officers to hand out to children they come across in crisis situations.
  • 100 Comfort Kits will be dropped off at the United Way parking lot on Oct. 27 at 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wichita Police Department Chief Gordon Ramsay will greet volunteers and offer a personal thanks from 4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
  • Other members of the Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will also be on hand to take the kits to keep in their vehicles to give to children in crisis situations.

Background:

United Way’s Volunteer Center recently received a grant from the Kansas Volunteer Commission focused on virtual or at-home volunteer projects for families. Using the grant to purchase supplies, the Volunteer Center partnered with Wichita Mom group so families could make at their homes the Comfort Kits for kids in crisis. Each kit contains a stuffed animal, a book and more.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Delane Butler, Vice President of Marketing, United Way of the Plains, (316) 267‑1321, ext. 4105, dbutler@unitedwayplains.org

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Published On: October 26, 2020

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