Soroptimist International of Arkansas City is seeking donations for the Wichita Children’s Home.

“Since (Cowley County) Safe Homes isn’t around anymore, we’ve decided to give to the Wichita Children’s Home,” said Soroptimist Jill Hunter.

“They have extended their services to help (people) in our area.”

The Children’s Home is in need of several kinds of supplies to care for the children it serves. Among the items needed are clothing for all ages and sizes.

These clothes can be athletic in nature, but clothing that is appropriate for job interviews also is needed, as are undergarments, shoes and pajamas.

The Children’s Home also needs hygiene items, school supplies, food and household items, such as laundry detergent and trash bags.

The Wichita Children’s Home offers the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in the area.

With community support, volunteers keep the home open 24-7 and thus keep thousands of children safe every year.

Donations can be dropped off at Hunter’s Farm Bureau office at 526 N. Summit St. or given to any Soroptimist Club member.

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