What We've Done

We are proud of the work and history we have done for this great community.  In 1925 Junior League of Wichita began with the Free Ice and Milk Fund and has since continued to visibly improve our community with projects including the Pride of the Plains at Sedgwick County Zoo, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity All Women Build, Race for the Cure, Kidzcope, KPTS and many more.

2016-2017

The Wichita Public Schools McKinney-Vento Office acts as a resource for homeless families so that they can overcome obstacles and barriers. Junior League of Wichita volunteers helped with monthly parent meetings, as well as assist with kit assembly and phone bank calls and provided $7,500 for self care items and kits.

 

2014-2015

Child Advocacy Center’s educational and training wing was funded over the course of three years and volunteers participated in various projects including gardening, hosting open house and trainings.

 

2013-2014

Moms on a Mission (MOM) was awarded a $750 grant for the creation of 11,000 DNA kits to be distributed to local agencies. MOM is the brainchild of one local mom whose child was severely abused as an infant by someone close to the family. Hoping to keep other children from experiencing such trauma, MOM spent years working with local, regional and state agencies to understand steps to prevent abuse, and what actions to take when abuse does occur.

 

2012-2013

Junior League of Wichita partnered with C.L.A.S.S. students under The Urban League to provide educational opportunities, mentorship, and a job shadowing program to the at risk high school girls who participate in the C.L.A.S.S. program in an effort to reduce some of the risk factors that can lead to child abuse. 



2011-2012

Smiles & Tiles

The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County promotes the safety, health and emotional well-being of abused children and their caregivers by bringing together public, private and community partners. Junior League of Wichita helped conduct a Child Abuse Education Series; coordinated a tile project made with children’s artwork; updated the waiting and conference rooms; and contributed provisions for victims and their families. 

Wishing  Wellness

Junior League of Wichita helped the nonprofit Downtown Daycare Center combat childhood obesity through the establishment of the Color Me Healthy Curriculum. The League also provided wellness backpacks and playground equipment and helped conduct wellness workshops. 



2010-2011

Fun & Phonics and Reading at the Ranch


2009-2010

Critter Campus

Nature Explorers



2008-2009

Building Libraries, Changing Minds

Eyes For Others

Gourmet Guy



2007-2008

Centsable Girls

Done In A Day

Reading Rocks