Rainbows United Selling Surplus Items On Saturday

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Monday, December 6, 2010

The local non profit is selling thousands of items including wheelchairs, office furniture, and day care items.

"It's nice to have a piece of what they were using and have it be put to good use with our kids here," said LeAnn Kruckenberg, TOP Learning Center program director.

Staff at TOP bought tables, chairs, woodworking benches, and art easels at the first auction in June.

"This equipment was purchased to serve kids with and without disabilities and we're thrilled if it can go to other providers in the community," said Deb Voth, Rainbows United president.

Money raised from the second and final auction will pay for operational expenses for Rainbows United to serve children with special needs.

"We're moving forward and this is really one of the very last pieces, other than paying our creditors, that we need to correct the direction that the agency is going," said Voth.

The auction will take place at the Rainbows United building at 340 S. Broadway in downtown Wichita on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m.

There will be a public preview of the auction on Friday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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