(WICHITA, Kan.) — An anonymous corporate donor has offered to put up $100,000 to help meet the holiday shortfall for three local charities. Congressman Mike Popmeo announced Friday that the donor contacted him about helping Operation Holiday, The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.
"This act of generosity truly represents the very best of Wichita, South Central Kansas, and the Spirit of Christmas," Pompeo said.
The donor has created a challenge grant to try and raise more money for those in need. For every dollar someone donates to one of the charities, the donor will match it up to $100,000. The challenge goes through December 31st, or until the funds are completely matched.
The donor partnered with the United Way to help distribute the funds. “This anonymous donor was moved by the recent news reports of these local charities falling short of the needs for Christmas assistance,” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, president of United Way of the Plains. “With this matching gift, people can have their donations doubled to these charities until the end of the year.”
Donors wishing their gifts to be matched by this Holiday Charity Challenge Grant need to do the following:
1. By check, make check out to one of the following:
"United Way – Challenge for Inter-Faith Ministries"
"United Way – Challenge for Salvation Army"
"United Way – Challenge for Catholic Charities"
Mail check to:
United Way of the Plains
245 N. Water
Wichita, KS 67202
2. By Credit Card
Call United Way of the Plains at 316-267-1321 (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Indicate that they want to participate in the Holiday Charity Challenge Grant