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Ten employers join second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge

Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Ten Kansas employers have registered for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering. This annual event is a partnership between the Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas and runs from April 18 through June 10, 2022.

The Give Back Kansas Challenge is an opportunity for employees to receive recognition by tracking and reporting their volunteer hours. Registered organizations will compete to win a $1,000 grant from Volunteer Kansas. The grant will be donated to the charity of organization’s choice.

“We are thrilled to have 10 businesses register to compete in the challenge,” said Nola Brown, executive director of Volunteer Kansas. “We hope participation will grow each year as employers realize the value of serving their communities alongside their employees and encourage them to volunteer.”

Participating employers include: 

  • Cloud County – Concordia
  • JPAR Leading Edge – Wichita
  • Kansas Aviation Museum Inc. – Wichita
  • Kansas State Department of Education – Topeka
  • KMUW – Wichita
  • Lead for Kansas – Wichita
  • Moundridge Manor Inc. – Moundridge
  • TGC Group – Wichita
  • Trane Technologies – Olathe
  • United Way of Greater Topeka – Topeka

There is no cost to participate. Businesses will be separated into three size categories (large, medium and small) depending upon the number of employees. Organizations will record their volunteer hours through an online portal. Winners will be selected from each size category by determining the average number of volunteer hours per business completed during the challenge period.

Volunteer opportunities are listed at www.volunteerkansas.org.

For more information, visit https://kanserve.org/Events/Give-Back-Kansas-Challenge-2022

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The Kansas Volunteer Commission is a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service. The Commission's primary role is to provide resources and leadership to support local initiatives that tackle community needs. As the state service commission, the Kansas Volunteer Commission directs effective national service programs, provides volunteer management training opportunities and supports the work of Mentor Kansas. For more information, visit www.kanserve.org.

Volunteer Kansas Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity based in Wichita, Kansas. The organization’s website, http://www.volunteerkansas.org, is devoted to increasing volunteerism in the state of Kansas and providing a hub for Kansans to find other Kansans who may need volunteer or material help. The website is a free service to individuals and organizations.

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