As a service to you, our consignors, as well as families in the community, we have teamed up with the Wichita Children’s Home to accept any merchandise that consignors are willing to donate at the end of the sale. How this works…if you are willing to part with any or all of your unsold items at the end of the sale, you simply put a “D” on the lower center portion of your tag. At the end of the sale when we are sorting merchandise by consignor number, we will sort out any tickets with a “D” and donate them to charity. You may want to donate some or all of your unsold items or none at all – this is completely optional. We have had consignors comment in the past that they donate their unsold merchandise anyway. And this way, you will not have to worry about picking it up and delivering it – staff from the Wichita Children’s Home will be on hand Saturday evening to pick up any donated merchandise. Any unsold merchandise not picked up by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday will be donated. We appreciate any support you may give to this well deserving charity.
The Wichita Children’s Home provides comprehensive care for traumatized children and youth in our community. Many arrive in police protective custody due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and exploitation. We also provide private placement for families in crisis. To meet current community needs, programs include foster care for children 0 to 12 years old; residential care for teens in custody of the state Department for Children and Families; BRIDGES, a transitional living program for homeless teens, young adults and their young children; Street Outreach Services, delivering crucial resources directly to homeless youth, including crisis intervention, food and shelter to help them get off the street; and the state’s only staff secure unit dedicated to the care of children who are victims of human trafficking. It supports educational attainment for residents at every level, starting with providing books to newborns, providing an on-site classroom, and helping high school graduates enroll in college. Community outreach extends into area high schools, where WCH staff conduct Risk and Violence Prevention workshops and provide support services to teens in crisis due to pregnancy through the MOM program. The Wichita Children’s Home overarching goal is to not only ensure every child is safe and knows their worth, but to break the cycles of abuse.
Wichita Children’s Home mission statement:
To assure the safety and well-being of children and to create healthy families by providing:
–assessment and intervention services;
–a temporary home for children at risk of abuse, neglect or homeless; and
–education, prevention, and advocacy initiatives.