2022 McCownGordon Holiday Donations
2022 has been a tremendous year full of change. For our friends in the nonprofit sector that depend so heavily on the charity of others, this hasn’t been the easiest year. Charitable donors decreased 7% in the first half of 2022 nationwide, according to Philanthropy.com.
McCownGordon’s founders believe heavily in giving back to the community and established that as a core tenant of what we do. Flowing from this belief, we have selected the following nonprofits to support as a part of our holiday giving. These charitable groups are improving our own communities and the lives of those that live in them. We’re excited to share more about these wonderful organizations and encourage you to learn more about them and find your own ways to give back to our community.
The Salvation Army in Kansas & Western Missouri
The Salvation Army of Kansas & Western Missouri focus their efforts on several ways to serve the most in-need populations of our region. They have food pantries, provide housing and medical assistance, give homework assistance and counseling to students, and enter emergency/disaster zones to provide immediate and long-term emergency response and disaster recovery.
Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
For 128 years, MoKan Goodwill has been a pillar of support for the Kansas City community. Today, the organization provides digital skills training, employment services, reentry services, essential skills training and the Artemis Institute to help develop the skills of any person to overcome any barriers to employment. Goodwill provides these services and more at no cost to those who need them and are funded by their iconic thrift stores, service contracts, and donations.
USD 383 FIT Closet in Manhattan, Kansas
The USD 383 FIT Closet & Clothing Exchange assists students struggling with homelessness by providing what they need to successfully integrate into school as well as find success in their educational journey. This assistance comes in the form of (but is not limited to) school supplies, school-appropriate clothing, and personal hygiene items. The FIT closet operates 100% on donations, including the building they operate out of and the 100% volunteer staff.
Cats’ Cupboard at Kansas State University
Cats’ Cupboard Initiative is a collaborative effort among students, faculty, staff, and community focused on promoting food security at K-State. They provide direct food access through an on-campus food pantry, in addition to education and engagement opportunities. Cats’ Cupboard is accessible to all K-State students and employees. They believe that access to nutritious food is a basic human right, along with respecting the dignity of every human being.
Wichita Police Foundation
The Wichita Police Foundation works to build police community relationships, provide equipment, training and technology to improve the safety and wellness of Wichita Police Department officers and the community. They support programs like Horses for Heroes, Shop with a Cop, a therapy dog program, providing e-bikes to officers and general random acts of kindness that benefit those living in the Wichita community.
The Stewpot in Dallas, Texas
The Stewpot provides casework assistance and enrichment programs to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as Children & Youth and Family Stabilization programs to at-risk children and their families. Since 2008, they have been the sole meal provider at The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, serving 1,000 meals per day, 7 days a week.
Especially during the colder season and the holidays, community needs are at their highest. McCownGordon associates are encouraged to get involved with their community in a hands-on fashion through donation drives, home builds, and more. We offer our associates donation matching and contribute to any 501(c)(3) that they choose to volunteer their time with. This empowers our teams to spend time bettering the communities that they work and live in. We encourage you to get involved with your favorite, local nonprofit and help make a difference.