During the 2019-2020 school year in partnership with JC Penney West, USD 259 students were outfitted with school-appropriate clothing. School years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 featured a different model due to COVID-19 precautions.  Assistance League of Wichita has established an additional partnership with McKinney Vento Services at the USD 259 administration building.  Students who are homeless or during economic hardships receive special services through this program.  The McKinney Vento team distributes  school clothing, purchased by ALW at JCPenney West as well as hygiene kits, funded by several ALW donors, ensuring that these youth have basic needs met to continue in school.


This program provides scholarships and mentoring to USD 259 graduating seniors who demonstrate need and commitment, for job-ready or certificate programs (nursing, mechanics, IT and more) at WSU Tech and Butler Community College. Both first-year and second-year scholarships have been awarded..


This program provides clothing, footwear, hygiene items and journals to the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center for nearly 500 recipients annually.


The Bear Hugs program provides comfort and promotes healing through teddy bears, journals/sketch books and tote bags for child victims of violence treated by Forensic Nursing Services at Ascension Via Christi, St. Joseph and at Wesley Medical Center.

These are but a few of the small miracles we
help make happen throughout any given year.