In 1984 a group of committed women formed the Assistance Guild of Wichita. Two years later in 1987, Assistance League of Wichita became the 75th chapter of National Assistance League. In the years since, Assistance League of Wichita has followed the vision of the founding members and grown into a well-recognized organization that supports four philanthropic programs in Wichita.
In 1984 and 1985, planning the fundraising meetings were held. The goals were to establish a building fund, a recurring fundraiser, and identify community needs for philanthropic programs. The first fundraiser for members was a “Taste A Round” featuring members special dishes and a recipe exchange. The identified on-going fundraiser was the “Wichita Coloring Book”. Our first community support activity was “First Step” by providing clothing to the Crisis Center.
In 1987, the Assistance Guild of Wichita was charted by the National Assistance League as the Assistance League of Wichita. In 2017, we celebrated our 30 years of supporting the needs of families and children in our community.
These programs are supported by our Thrift Shop sales, grants and generous donations. Our Thrift Shop located at 2431 E. Douglas in Wichita provides over half of our budget and continues to grow in sales each month.