Serving people with intellectual disabilities since 1971.

Donate: Other Ways to Give

SlI clients sharing lunch time.SlI clients sharing lunch time.

In-kind Donations

An in-kind donation to a 501(c) (3) is giving any other type of asset. In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash. Consider donating to our “Fund A Need” project.

SLI clients are in need of the following items on an on-going basis:

  • Art supplies
  • Bath towel & wash cloth
  • Brush/comb set
  • Bus pass for 1 month
  • Bus pass for 1 trip
  • Craft supplies
  • Dental cleaning
  • Deodorant
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fishing equipment
  • Hand Lotion
  • Hand soap
  • Hygiene kit
  • Pillow
  • Razors & shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Socks
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Twin blanket
  • Twin sheets
  • Winter coat
  • Winter gloves and hat

Camp 2SLI clients enjoying camp activities. (click to enlarge)

Sponsor a Camper

Summer Camp is a very special event for many clients due to the fact that their limited income does not allow for any type of vacation and many have never taken a vacation. Individuals with disabilities ask for so little...it is hard when a client wants to go on vacation and we have to explain he/she cannot afford it.

A few years ago, SLI took on the task to host a camp for our clients with disabilities when other camps became too expensive for them to experience this great opportunity. We started out with 15 participants and now we have approximately 30 clients attending every year. We formed a partnership with the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for our camp. The facilities are wheelchair accessible and offer a variety of new experiences. They participate in activities which many have never experienced such as archery, rock wall climbing, canoeing, paddle boats, riding a zip-line, leather making, pottery, fishing, swimming and a variety of others. The clients were in a dream world and very excited and grateful to have a “vacation” that includes so many new experiences.

We have a very limited budget and sponsor many of the campers but in order to continue this endeavor, we need community support. Please consider sponsoring a camper or campers for the SLI Summer Camp. The cost per camper is $490 which includes transportation, meals, facility rental, activities and staffing costs for five days and four nights of camp.

This is a life changing experience for our clients.

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Rewards Programs

Amazon Smile - For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer's selected charitable organization. Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers? No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers.

Dillons Rewards - Dillons Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Dillons and swipe your Plus Card!


Memorial Gifts

Families and friends of loved ones who have passed away often wish to make a gift in memory of someone special. SLI welcomes these meaningful gifts as a way to honor a loved one. Please be sure to include the name of the person you want to memorialize and the name and address of the person you want us to notify of the gift.


Questions about a donation? Please contact Jo Ann Tate at 785-233-2566 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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