#UnmistakablyGiving – November 28, 2017
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
Willow Domestic Violence Center and eXplore Lawrence are working together to highlight #GivingTuesday in Lawrence through #unmistakablygiving. Lawrence is an incredibly generous community, and we’d like to celebrate that all month long. So if you see someone in the community give a little extra, or have something you’d like to say about your favorite non-profit, don’t forget to tag it #unmistakablygiving! And on November 28th, don’t forget to give to your favorite charity online on #GivingTuesday.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center dedicates itself to restoring the health and safety of people who have experienced domestic violence or human trafficking by providing safety, education, and advocacy.
All of our services are free of charge, confidential, and available to all survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking who live in Douglas, Franklin, or Jefferson County in Kansas.
With your support, Headquarters provides suicide prevention counseling, education, and resources to the entire state of Kansas. “Small but mighty.” are words that have been used to describe Headquarters Counseling Center. Headquarters Counseling Center is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis center that serves people from all over the state of Kansas.
Trinity In-Home Care promotes greater independence to families and individuals of all ages by providing quality respite and support services.
We strive to provide a community-based alternative to prevent or delay the institutionalization of children and adults with disabilities, and to assist older adults to remain in their own homes, with family or primary caregivers.
Just Food is the food bank in Douglas County, supplying more than 40 partner agencies with frozen meat and fresh produce as well as bread and food donated from community drives. Just Food also specializes in direct client service through programs like Just Grow, Just Cook and Cooking Healthy Futures. Just Food and its partners play a key role in fighting hunger in our community by increasing the availability of a variety of foods and helping to reduce waste and discarded food.
Van Go is an arts-based, social service agency that employs at-risk youth ages 14-24, to make public works of art that are sold in the community. It’s holistic, year-round programming uses the ARTS to deliver in-depth mental health support, job training, health nutrition education, and life skills lessons. Van Go’s nationally recognized programming gives troubled teens a job, real-world skills and opportunity to succeed.
Lawrence Meals On Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled Monday – Friday, with the exception of several holidays, such as Christmas etc. The meals are purchased from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. LMH prepares the meals to meet the individual specifications of each diet order, under the supervision of a licensed dietician.
One Hundred Good Women is a volunteer group that responds to short-term needs in the community as support and backup for our local social services. We serve Douglas County, Kansas.
The American Red Cross is there every day to meet the needs of disaster victims, hospital patients relying on blood donors, military families, and those seeking lifesaving training skills. The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to provide these vital programs and services.
Sunrise Project is a nonprofit organization that connects people to good food, community and the environment. We recently finished renovating and are in the process of moving into the former Sunrise Garden Center:1501 Learnard Ave. in Lawrence, which includes workshop space, a community kitchen and community garden. Currently, we implement a variety of programs throughout the community.
BabyJay’s Legacy of Hope was started in Honor of Jayden “BabyJay” Souter. She was diagnosed at the age of 3 with a Wilms Tumor. She fought valiantly, but at the age of 5 earned her Angels’ wings. Our charity fights for children like Jayden that deserve a chance at life. They deserve to have support during this terrible time. We provide these families support during the most critical time, while the kids are being treated.
The Ballard Center is an Early Childhood Education Center that also offers a food bank, located in North Lawrence. We offer additional services to parents of families with the hopes of stabilizing families and ensuring children have a stable environment. The Ballard Center partners with Penn House, which offers clothing, rent and utility assistance, and other emergency services to individuals and families in need.
The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas. The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide a safe shelter and comprehensive programs that set individuals and families facing homelessness on a path to a positive future.
Events that happened in the 29 eastern Kansas and 12 western Missouri counties of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Inc. led to the Civil War and an enduring struggle for freedom. Conflict over slavery and other issues drew those on both sides into a violent Border War. Missouri heroes were Kansas villains. Kansas victories were Missouri tragedies. Now Freedom’s Frontier bridges the border. Explore Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and experience from many viewpoints the strong freedom story that runs along the Missouri Kansas border.
The Blue Santa Program was organized in 2011 by the men and women of the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department to provide toys and food for those who are less fortunate, living within the city limits of Lawrence, Kansas. Each year the Blue Santa Program provides every child in the family under the age of 17 with three wrapped gifts. The family also receives items for their holiday meal to include a gift card from a local grocery store and a turkey/ham. Lawrence Police Department personnel will deliver the wrapped gifts and food items to the children and their families the week before Christmas.
The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center promotes a culture of consent while providing 24/7 support to anyone affected by sexual trauma and abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. The Care Center envisions a community free of sexual trauma & abuse while supporting healing for survivors. Counseling, Advocacy & Response, and Education services are completely free and confidential and available to people of all ages and genders. Your donations go directly to support victims and survivors in our community.
As a non-profit organization, we are proud of our long-standing commitment to the community as the first home health care and hospice provider in the county. Since 1969 Visiting Nurses has been dedicated to ensuring every patient in need receives necessary medical care regardless of their ability to pay. We take pride in our history of service and continually seek to provide quality, comprehensive home health, and hospice care.
For 67 years, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has been committed to providing research-based services to improve the lives of Douglas County residents. Our clients are your neighbors, your coworkers, your family members, and friends. Mental illness knows no boundaries. Donations help us continue our mission of responding to needs, restoring lives and building a healthy community.
Douglas County CASA advocates for children who have been placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Our mission is to provide comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children in need of care and under the protection of the court system. Our trained volunteers investigate, facilitate, monitor and mentor. Through compassion and commitment, they are dedicated to being the child’s voice through their journey to a safe, loving permanent home.
The Lawrence Humane Society is the only animal welfare organization serving pets and the people who love them in Lawrence and Douglas County. Every year, more than 3,800 animals are cared for by the Lawrence Humane Society and receive food, shelter, medical care, and the second chance at a happy, healthy life. Your donation supports programs that save and change the lives of pets and their families.