When I speak about Thrive! in the community, one of the first questions I’m asked is how our program is funded. Thrive! is an independent non-profit organization. Like most non-profits, we operate on a combination of donations (both financial and in-kind) and grant funding.
Donations from local individuals and businesses make up about third of our budget. Your contribution is crucial for the ongoing operation of our program.
If you would like to contribute to Thrive! please send a check to 612 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 or use our website (www.thriveflinthills.com) to contribute through PayPal on the Invest page. Every donation moves us one step closer to our goal of ending poverty in our community.
— Jayme Morris-Hardeman, executive director
For the past couple of years, St. Thomas More Catholic Church has provided a meal once a month for the regular Thrive! Tuesday gathering. One of our recent volunteer crews is pictured on the left. They look like they are having a good time, don't they?!
Instead of one group in the church providing the meal each month, the leadership at the church elected to spread the commitment to several groups in the parish. We build an annual schedule, and groups are asked to bring food in the month assigned to them. With several groups participating in the program, it not only enhances the visibility of Thrive!, but also gets more people involved in giving back to the community.
Thrive! welcomes help from churches, groups, or other individuals who would like to donate meals on Tuesday nights. We usually feed around 60 people. Homemade food is always appreciated, but donating funds toward catered meals is also welcome. For more information, contact Susan Wendland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Larry Brockson
Thrive! works with leaders to develop their skills in many areas, and personal finance is one of them. Milo Kelley leads Financial Empowerment sessions. The most recent set of classes discussed the following:
For more information on the classes, contact Milo Kelley at email@example.com.
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