Gifts That Give Back

Hand Woven Bowl $68 The Little Market is a nonprofit founded by women to empower women, and all products are ethically sourced, fair trade, and handmade by artisans across the world. WWF Adoption Kit $55 –Virtually adopt an endangered species from World Wildlife to help protect the future of wildlife LSTN Earbuds $49.99 Proceeds from sales go to...
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What it Means to Donate to a Volunteer Center

As our executive director Lori Bishop asks for donations to our Volunteer Center, the question regularly gets asked, “where is this money going?”. So it’s time to clear that up for our generous donators! Volunteer Centers are tasked with matching volunteers of their community with organizations needing volunteers for an event or other non-profits who...
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Why Should Youth Volunteer?

Why Should Youth Volunteer? We at Flint Hills Volunteer Center recognize the importance of volunteerism in our youth. And with now being history’s largest generation of people under 30, there couldn’t be a better time to get our youth involved in serving others. Let’s start empowering our youth and leading by example so they grow...
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5 Health Benefits of Volunteering

Your heart is warm, you feel engaged in the world that’s happening around you, and you have a sense of fulfillment unlike any other. If you’re like me, this is the feeling you receive after volunteering. Everyone has his or her own reasons for volunteering as well as the unique feeling you experience after. But...
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9/11 National Day of Service

We will always take this day to commemorate the victims of the dreadful terrorist attack of 2001. To honor the heroes who risked their lives and the ones who paid the ultimate price for the sake of our country. Following the attack, countless volunteer EMT workers, police, and firemen and women worked tirelessly to start...
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2015 Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

The annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance is just around the corner. Fathers will dance the afternoon away with their little girl(s) and make a memory that will last forever. We’ve even seen grandpa’s bringing their loved ones. I’d like to share a few things we’ve observed over the years. Little girls dressed in their pretty...
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MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/days-service/martin-luther-king-jr-day-service-0 The Flint Hills Volunteer Center is honoring the message of Dr. King by hosting a collection drive during the month of January. We are asking the community to help us with this service project...
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Volunteering during the Holidays

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we can sometimes forget about others in our community who might be struggling. You might wonder how you can help or what is available. First, it’s as simple as looking to your left or to your right. Maybe you see a soldier enjoying a meal at...
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Youth Volunteer Corps of Manhattan Has First Meeting!

  The Youth Volunteer Corps of Manhattan is starting strong after having it’s first youth meeting on Sunday, November 9th. Youth had fun opening up the meeting with a few games and activities to help them get to know each other, and immediately we were able to see their amazing abilities for teamwork and leadership!...
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Kansas Mentors Coaches’ Challenge – Oustanding Match

2014 Coaches’ Challenge Outstanding Match At the KSU football game on September 27th one of the Schools of Hope matches were recognized as a Kansas Mentors, Coaches Challenge Outstanding Match.  Ben a 3rd Grader at Amanda Arnold Elementary School and his mentor Mr. James Griffin, RSVP Volunteer, received special recognition on the field for the...
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