Project & Events

Project History


    • Born Learning Trail in Ellis was created
    • Ushers for the Fort Hays State University Encore Series


    • Self-Defense Course, in partnership with Kenton Russell and Stephan and Amy Gildemeister of Blue Guardian Self-Defense and Fort Hays State University’s Department of Criminal Justice
    • Human Trafficing Seminar
    • Teacher Appreciation Baskets, in partnership with The Chamber in Hays
    • Kansas Mission of Mercy volunteer staff
    • Options – Donation to What Were You Wearing traveling exhibit ($3,000)
    • Raised garden beds for senior citizens
    • ARC Park Security and Lighting Project
    • Ushers for Fort Hays State University Encore Series


    • Dignity bibs, busy books, and busy boards donated to senior citizens
    • Raised garden beds for senior citizens
    • Welcome baskets for new residents in elder care homes
    • Donation to DSNWK Community Connections ($2,500)
    • First Call for Help – Donation to First Housing ($2,500)


    • Face Mask Project
    • Mental Health Grocery Initiative – Donated 35 boxes of food
    • Donation to ARC Park initiative ($2,500)
    • Self-soothing boxes
    • Thanksgiving baskets given to residents of long-term care facilities
    • Appreciate baskets given to care gives
    • A Brighter Future purse donation
    • Project Suitcase was created


    • Matthew’s Gift was created
    • Can We Just Talk
    • Reality U with United Way of Ellis County – sponsorship and volunteers
    • Wagons & Wheels


    • Born Learning Trail in Hays created
    • Self-Defense course


    • The first Power of the Purse event was held