Group Receives $406,000 For Andover Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A child advocacy group has been awarded a major challenge grant for building a new children's home in south-central Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, a Delaware-based nonprofit, is providing $406,000 in a challenge grant to the Sunlight Children's Advocacy and Rights Foundation. The foundation needs to raise about $480,000 more by January 2014 to secure the grant.

The foundation has been trying to raise $2.5 million to build Sunshine Children's Home in Andover for children from Butler, Elk and Greenwood counties who have been temporarily removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Children in those counties now are taken to Wichita for placement.
The foundation has received about $1.8 million in gifts, pledges and in-kind donations for the home.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196762161 -
Gray Television, Inc.