Charitable event will support Catholic Charities’ shelters
The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) will support families and abused women served by Catholic Charities’ Harbor House and St. Anthony Family shelters with a charitable event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 in Old Town.
To help meet needs at each local shelter, MYC youth are asking residents to donate non-food essentials from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at CityArts, 334 N. Mead Wichita.
Donated items must be new. Preferred items include large diapers (size 3 and up), baby wipes, body wash, lotion, Kleenex, soap, deodorant, new clothing, duffel and tote bags, new car seats, alarm clocks, batteries, cleaning supplies, school supplies and other essentials for adults and youth.
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, who is scheduled to arrive at the event at 10:30 a.m., asked residents to support the MYC and families in need.
“This is a tremendous community service opportunity for students who participate in the Mayor’s Youth Council,” Brewer said. “They are helping families and other young people in need in a direct way. Please donate your time and gifts to this event.”
Brewer formed the MYC in 2007 to provide Wichita youth with an opportunity to weigh in on community issues, learn about local government and participate in civic activities. The MYC is comprised of 34 high school students from the Wichita area.
Catholic Charities is aimed at alleviating poverty and building strong families in the dioceses of Wichita. Harbor House is a shelter for abused women; St. Anthony Family Shelter provides families in crisis with basic needs and other assistance to gain stable housing.