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Bootlegger’s Ball

The Annual Gala – Bootlegger’s Ball is Wichita Family Crisis Center’s largest fundraiser of the year, with nearly 300 attendees. This Roaring 20’s event features silent and live auctions, dinner, big-band music, dancing, and bootlegged beverages. All proceeds support the daily operations of the crisis center. You will not want to miss the chance to wear your finest 1920’s threads and attend the swankiest event in town!

The 2019 Bootlegger’s Ball will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview.

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Empower Hour

The Wichita Family Crisis Center works to eliminate domestic violence and transform the lives of victims by serving 1,200 individuals in Sedgwick County through shelter, prevention and education each year. Please join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour tour of our mission, to see firsthand how lives are being changed.

A light lunch will be provided and you will not be asked to make any financial contribution. Space is limited, please RSVP to events@wichitafamilycrisiscenter.org.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • June 26
  • July 10
  • July 24
  • August 14
  • August 28
  • September 11
  • September 25

Hope for the Holidays

Adopt a Family – The holidays can be especially hard for women and children staying in shelter or working with our outreach program, but your generosity lifts their spirits. You can adopt a family by supplying them with gift cards or items they need throughout the year. Gift cards are a great way to give because they allow the families in our programs the flexibility to respond to critical needs as they arise.

Adopt a Room – The Wichita Family Crisis Center provides safety to more than 200 women and children each year through emergency shelter. The individuals staying in shelter have access to food, clothing, toiletries, and other household or personal items they may have been forced to leave behind. By adopting a room you can replenish the much needed supplies for our emergency shelter. From the bedrooms to the kitchen, each area of shelter plays an important role in changing lives.

Provide a Holiday Meal – Without support, many of women and children working with our program to rebuild their lives may not be able to enjoy a holiday meal. Each $25 gift card donated from Walmart, Target, or Dillons will provide a turkey and all the trimmings for a family.

Host a Collection Drive – Rallying friends, family, co-workers, and/or your church community can be a fun way to celebrate the Holidays and help the Wichita Family Crisis Center at the same time! A few ideas for collection drives include:

  • A supply drive to collect items from the Wish List.
  • Gift card drive to help victims of domestic violence with unexpected expenses.
  • Toy drives, coat and hat drives, and/or food drives are also great ideas and go a long way in helping victims of domestic violence and their children.

Donate While you Shop – The Wichita Family Crisis Center participates in the Amazon Smile: You Shop. Amazon Gives and Dillon’s Community Rewards programs. Both of these programs donate a percentage of your total purchase price directly to the Wichita Family Crisis Center. Giving through these programs is easy and better yet–you can give, for free!

Host a Jeans Day – A great way for your company employees to have fun while supporting the Wichita Family Crisis Center is to donate a designated dollar amount to wear jeans to work. When and for how long is up to you. Donations will support the daily operations of the Women’s Crisis Center. Can’t wear jeans to work or already wear jeans in your office? Instead wear sneakers to work, your favorite sports team apparel, or come up with a fun theme for the day…the possibilities are endless!

For more information about Hope for the Holidays please contact our Administrative Office at 316.263.7501.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, each year we encourage you to take a stand and help the Wichita Family Crisis Center raise awareness.

You can meet this challenge by wearing purple, taking a selfie or group photo and sharing why you are standing up against domestic violence. Share your photos using hashtags #STANDwithNCADV #TakeAStandAgainstDomesticViolence. Another way to meet the challenge of taking a stand during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to attend and participate in local events held throughout the month by the Wichita Family Crisis Center or partner organizations.