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SCOTT CITY–Wheatland Electric is once again proud to play a major role in fulfilling Christmas wishes for over 100 children in need through Saint Francis Ministries’ Christmas for Kids program.

In addition to delivering a $1,000 Sharing Success grant to the non-for-profit organization that exists to provide healing and hope to children and families, 43 of our Wheatland employees and trustees sponsored 105 children for the holidays this year.

This is the sixth year in a row (since 2017) that our cooperative leadership and employees have opened their hearts to fulfill the holiday wish lists of children in need across our southwest and central Kansas service territory, including the following counties: Finney, Wichita, Greeley, Scott, Hamilton, Kearny, and Barton.

The grant funds will be directed to assist the faith-based organization with its Christmas mission. Along with family preservation services, foster care, and adoption assistance, the regional organization also offers several residential programs that serve those with mental health and behavioral issues, adults with intellectual and development disabilities, and even survivors of human trafficking.

The folks who work in our local Saint Francis office also have a big heart for the communities they serve and even play a role in providing food donations for our annual Cram the Van food drive each fall, for which our cooperative is grateful.

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Wheatland Electric employees and trustees sponsored 105 children through Saint Francis Ministries’ Christmas for Kids program this year. Alli Conine, director of member services and corporate communications (third from left) poses with representatives of Saint Francis in their Garden City office in front of this year’s presents. Wheatland Electric also awarded a $1,000 Sharing Success grant to the faith-based non-profit organization to fulfill additional holiday wish lists of children in need in the region.
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Alli Conine, director of member services and corporate communications (left) hands Christmas gifts to a representative of Saint Francis Ministries at their Garden City office.

 

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Mindy Evans (left) and Lisa Jacobs, representatives of Saint Francis Ministries in Great Bend, pose with gifts from Wheatland employees and trustees for children in need in Barton County.
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Mary Hoisington, member services and key accounts manager, helps deliver gifts to the Saint Francis Ministries office in Great Bend.