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Wichita Community Foundation awards gold coins to three first-time recipients

December 12, 2018

Wichita, Kan. – This year marks the 13th year of the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF) delivering gold coins to local nonprofits during the holiday season. The coins are gifted by an anonymous donor. This year, the Gold Coin Society Fund will award coins to the Kansas Food Bank, The Salvation Army and Union Rescue Mission.

“We are honored to help our donors recognize the imperative missions and work of nonprofits throughout the city addressing indigent care,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard.

The first set of gold coins was distributed in 2005 to five local organizations. They come with one request tied to them – use the coins to generate additional funds for the organization. Each coin is currently valued at approximately $1,300.

The Salvation Army offers a diverse range of services across four locations in Wichita, including emergency and disaster, homeless services, foster care and adoption, emergency social services and veteran support. The organization has been in Wichita since 1886.

The Union Rescue Mission provides spiritual, physical, and emotional aid to the homeless and poor in our community. It is the largest emergency shelter and life-change center for men in the state of Kansas.

The Kansas Food Bank provides HungerCare to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished. The organization serves 85 counties in Kansas and provides more than 215,000 meals to Kansans annually.

“The tradition of the Gold Coin Society Fund is a perpetual gift,” said Prichard. “WCF is grateful to have the privilege to continue the anonymous donor’s legacy.”

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