Welcome to our online Holiday Wish List. Below are "wishes" the participating organizations would like to help improve or increase their capacity in serving the community. Please consider donating to one or more organizations. The online catalog will be open to receive donations from November 5 to December 31, 2018. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

Grant Requests

Arts & Culture

Inman Museum
The Inman museum is a repository of locally donated items of history.
We have thousands of items that we catalogue which are on display. We also wish to set up a heritage data base as there are none in McPherson County. We are requested to find past relatives by both local and distant visitors. For this we need a reliable computer , appropriate software and some accounting software. A printer that will handle legal size documents is required, and one file for legal size copies. Our monetary need is $1,100.00
Requested
1,100.00
Funded
100.00
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McPherson Arts Alliance
McPherson Arts Alliance provides opportunities for appreciation, education and participation in the arts.
MAA is in need of a new ware cart for the Clay Studio. We use the ware cart to move approx. 500# of clay from the street to the Clay Studio which is located in the lower level of the Opera House. Our current cart is not built to withstand so much weight, and as a result the wheels are beginning to buckle under.
Requested
300.00
Funded
0.00
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McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation, Inc.
Local history museum founded in 1968, incorporated in 1984.
A highly visible and accessible multi-purpose facility, the McPherson Museum is attractive, inviting, and spacious. In addition to the main exhibit areas, the museum includes meeting rooms, temporary exhibit area, model train exhibit and art gallery. With so much to do and see, the Museum is a destination place both for local residents and tourists, a must-see stop. Our needs are: 1.Dell Inspiron 17 5000 laptop computer - $639.98 2. Ten (10) Acid-Free Archival Quilt/Costume Box - $13.88 each - $138.80 (plus shipping of $35.00) 3. Twenty (20) Acid-Free Archival Artifacts Storage Box - $17.12 each - $342.40 (plus shipping of $85) ***Prices above are from our MPMA purchasing CO-OP and are substantially reduced from the regular price. The price does not include shipping and is expensive. See quoted shipping prices in parentheses 4. Copy Paper - Letter - 8 1/2" x 11" - $48.17/Carton. Four (4) cases = $192.68 5. Tower USB Surge Protector Power Strip with 12 AC Outlets and 6 ports USB Chargers Black Jiachan - Qty. 2 - $67.98
Requested
1,381.84
Funded
0.00
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McPherson Opera House Company
Historic cultural, entertainment, and educational arts center.
Replacement of all thermostats - $1500; Bulbs for Opera House sign on marquee - $2000; Concession area renovation - $3000; Commercial storage refrigerator - $2500; High top tables - $600; Boca Ticket Printer - $1500
Requested
11,100.00
Funded
0.00
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Moundridge Historical Association
A 501 c 3 organization preserving the history of Moundridge.
(1) Desktop computer - $590.00
Requested
590.00
Funded
0.00
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Children & Youth

Arts After School
Inspiring Creativity. Enhancing Community.
Culinary Arts - Kitchen Aid food processor ($200) & Kitchen Aid stand mixer ($200) Learning to cook requires the right tools and a great teacher. Our culinary teacher has to bring her own personal food processor and stand mixer to teach students how to make things like humus, salsa, and to mix up cookie dough. It would be so wonderful to have these two items for her to use after the holidays. Musical Arts - Line 6 Helix Guitar Multi-effect Floor Processor ($1,599) Learning to play electric guitar is one thing, but mastering the various options that effects pedals offer can be overwhelming for even the most accomplished musicians. To help students with this and help them sound like the pros we hope to purchase this piece of technology that can be programed to give students a one-touch functionality between each part of every song (verse, chorus, bridge, etc...) Visual Arts - Materials for Art Display ($100-250) Putting student artwork on display requires mat board and table easels, and as the program grows we are getting more requests to showcase the incredible talent of our students. Purchasing some display materials would help Arts After School simplify the process of setting up and tearing down each gallery experience.
Requested
2,049.00
Funded
0.00
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CASA: A Voice for Children, Inc.
CASA volunteers advocate for abused children
We are requesting four (4) desks - $395 each = $1,580; McPherson Chamber of Commerce Fee- $155.00 Base Rate plus $2.00 per employee = $161; Newton Chamber of Commerce Fee - $115; 1,000 brochures - $205
Requested
2,061.00
Funded
0.00
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Cradle to Crayons Child Care Center
Children ages 2 wks through 5 yrs and after school care to 12yrs
We are requesting up to three 47"-49" Smart TVs (LG Electronics 49UK6300PUE 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model), $394.90 on Amazon) with a tilt, swivel TV wall mount (VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount for Most 27"-55" LED LCD Plasma Flat Screen Monitor up to 88 lb VESA 400x400, $25.00 on Amazon), ten 16" school chairs (VIRCO 9016 $36.85 each) from SchoolOutlet.com, a 5 gallon bucket of Universal Grey, interior satin, Valspar Ultra 2000 paint from Lowe's ($100), Alphabet/Number school rugs ($50-$200), Play Kitchens ($65-$200), Little People Play Sets ($15-$40), Children's Books (Christian themed included)
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Elyria Christian School
Christian school that excels in spiritual & academic instruction
We are requesting for: five (5) 28.5 Spalding TF-1000 Legacy Basketballs- $64/ea= $320; five (5) 29.5 Spalding TF-1000 Legacy Basketballs- $64/ea= $320; five (5) B2ocled 12V Flexible LED Strip Lights- $8/ea= $40; one (1) TableTopics TO GO Family Trio- $26; three (3) Al Cass Valve Oil- $8.50/ea= $25.50; three (3) Boomwackers C Major Pentatonic Scale Set- $28/ea= $84; five (5) cases of copy paper- $32/ea= $160
Requested
975.50
Funded
0.00
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McPherson Family YMCA
For Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility
We are requesting some items for our YKids after-school and summer childcare program. We are requesting four (4) sets of 5 plastic stacking chairs $125/set = $500; One (1) Sportime Gradestuff Elementary School Equipment Pack, Assorted Colors, Pack of 48 $289; Two (2) Lake Shore Arts and Crafts Supply Centers $63/Center = $126
Requested
915.00
Funded
0.00
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MHS Band Club
The MHS Band Booster Club supports the MHS Band Students
The MHS Band Booster Club is requesting funds to sponsor some MHS Band students on their upcoming trip to the Winter Park Music Festival in March of 2019. Our goal is to provide funds to cover the trip costs for ten students who would otherwise be unable to pay for the trip. The total cost of the trip is $600 per student.
Requested
6,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Community

Angels' Attic
A nonprofit store of the Associated Churches of Moundridge
Needing expenses for daily operations. Monthly rent ($320/month) - Clorox wipes ($6/2) - garbage bags ($6.50/ea.) - room fresheners ($1/ea.) - pest control ($48/quarter) - insurance ($72/quarter) - hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels
Requested
550.00
Funded
0.00
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Central Christian College of Kansas
Student Success Center - Collaborative Work Center
The Student Success Center at Central Christian College of Kansas exists to support students overcoming learning obstacles. You can help by providing the resources needed to purchase a collaborative learning center, with multimedia support. This center will allow tutors and success coaches to work with multiple students, providing live interactive opportunities for learning and skill development.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Kansas Sampler Foundation
Our mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture in Kansas.
We are requesting funds for a much-needed web site upgrade - $3,800; support to buy our annual Kansas Explorer Club membership cards - $225; a new office chair for our bookkeeper - $180.
Requested
4,205.00
Funded
0.00
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McPherson County Humane Society
Care and shelter for the homeless animals of McPherson County
(10) Aspen Pet Self Warming Beds @ $14.35 each = $143.5 (5) Havahart 1092 Collapsible One-Door Easy Set Live Animal Cage Trap @ $53.84 each = $269.20 (15) Tidy Cats 40lb Free & Clean Unscented Clumping Cat Litter @ $19.99 each = $299.85
Requested
713.00
Funded
0.00
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McPherson Housing Coalition
Homelessness Prevention Program
MHC uses funds from the Emergency Solutions Grant (federal government) grant to help families with children to find and maintain stable housing. In addition to helping with rent and utilities, MHC provides a minimum of six months of casework to help clients identify and work on barriers to housing stability, such as: education, income, health issues, child support, etc. 1 Copier/Printer$2000 --We need one with wifi connection so that we can print from all of our computers 2 Cases of Printer Paper at $15/case, total $30 1 Year-at-a-Glance Wall Calendar(write on/wipe off/dry erase) $35 3 Boxes of Classification folders at $20/box, total $60
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
550.00
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Health & Human Services

Free Methodist Church
I am a Lead Pastor, McPherson police chaplain, and college pastor
I am requesting a MacBook Pro ($2399) and apple care ($379).
Requested
2,778.00
Funded
0.00
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Live Free Ministries
We help people make lasting positive lifestyle.
(2) 50 Gal Water Heaters for WC - $450 ea = $900 (1) 50 Gal Short Water Heater for WC - $400 (1) Instant on Mini Hot water Heater for WC office bathroom - $110 (1) Desktop computer for Phoenix - $350 (6) Water Softeners - $500 ea = $3,000
Requested
4,760.00
Funded
0.00
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McPherson Hospital, Inc.
Superior health care and exceptional service for each person, every time.
1 Blanket Warmer for our Women's Care and Birth Center - $3200.00 4 Patient Room Recliners - $1500/recliner = $6000.00
Requested
9,200.00
Funded
1,500.00
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Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Inc.
Transitional Living Home for Women
We are requesting the following: Cases of Copy Paper (5) - $18/case =$90 Indoor Flood Light Bulbs for recessed lighting (5 boxes) - $10/box = $50 Laptop Computer (2) - $700 ea = $1400 Office Chairs (4) - $200/ea = $800
Requested
2,340.00
Funded
0.00
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Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County
STEPMC works with families to address root causes of poverty
We are requesting the following: two (2) registrations for Bridges Out of Poverty trainer certification classes - $1299 = $2598 and $300 for art supplies for our children's program. The trainers will be able to deliver more impactful training to prospective volunteers. Plus, as certified trainers, they will be able to offer training to organizations and groups such as businesses with low-wage employees or churches. The art supplies (construction paper, craft sticks, felt, craft tape, glue, feathers, etc.) will provide enrichment activities for the children's programs in McPherson and Lindsborg on the STEPMC meeting nights. Our goal is to allow children to play, be creative, and have fun while their parents are learning how to increase resources and overcome poverty.
Requested
2,898.00
Funded
0.00
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Senior Care

Bethany Home Association
Bethany Home is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community.
Surround Sound System for TV/Projector (1 @ $200.00 each) $200.00 6' White commercial folding table (2 @ $60.00 each) $120.00 Commercial Vacuum Cleaner (2 @ $200.00 each) $400.00 Therapeutic Weighted Blanket (2 @ $150.00 each) $300.00 Laptop computer for electronic charting (4 @ $850.00 each) $3,400.00 Blood Pressure cuff (4 @ $35.00 each) $140.00 Thermometer (4 @ $40.00 each) $160.00 Pulse Oximeter (4 @ $30.00 each) $120.00
Requested
4,840.00
Funded
0.00
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Cedars
Cedars Retirement Community-Comprehensive Health/Wellness Service
The Cedars trustees and administration have established a "Good Samaritan Fund" to assist those of our community who have outlived their resources. Your support reflects Jesus's message to us in Matthew 25 and the value system of our supporting denominations. Approximately 45% of skilled nursing residents are on Medicaid with 10-12 persons on a KanCare waiting list. The purpose of the fund is to cover the gap between what Medicaid pays and actual cost of care.
Requested
25,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Riverview Estates
We are a long term care home in Marquette, KS.
We are in the process of raising funds to replace the windows in our building. We are approximately half way there and are hoping to get this project started in spring 2019. Any contributions will help us out and would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Requested
23,000.00
Funded
0.00
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