January news & updates
Campaign Goal - $140,000 Current - $89,551.33
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Nichole Mader - Director
2022 seemed to pass by in a blink. There were struggles, challenges, tears, and a few moments of possible cursing, but there were also successes, celebrations, and growth. Our community continues to amaze me with their compassion for others and the resiliency that they show every day.
Thank you to all of the community members who have participated in volunteer events, donated to a cause, or simply stopped to say thank you.
Here's to a successful 2023!

Nichole Mader
Our Partners
Geary County Food Pantry will host a Pickle Ball clinic on 1/28 from 8:30-11:30.
Wheels of Hope food distribution will now take place at the Geary County Food Pantry starting on February 16th. Please check out our new website at:
We have a new website www.gearycountyfoodpantry.org
Please help welcome Corinne to the area. She has taken the position as the new Managing Attorney!
In 2022, Kansas Legal Services hosted an Expungement program for those in Riley County. This program allowed individuals with certain convictions on their record, to have them legally expunged so that they could obtain employment, find safe housing, and provide better living for themselves and their family.
Pawnee Mental Health is looking for youth, ages 5-18, to record a special promotional message for our Pancakes for Pawnee event. The 5th annual event is on February 21, 2023, and by recording a video, participants will receive a Pancakes for Pawnee t-shirt (the shirt must be worn in the video). Click here for more information.
Coach John and the JC Pacesetters athletes had a great Christmas party. They are excited to get back to work and prepare for their upcoming Regional Basketball tournament on Feb 25 at Junction City HS. After the Regional Basketball tournament, the athletes will have the State Basketball Tournament in March.
Join CASA on February 18th, for their annual Cheers for CASA. Enjoy wine tasting and fun, all while supporting a great cause!
On May 6th, get your engines revving for the Cruise 4 CASA motorcycle run! Enjoy some wind therapy, and help a child in need.
Get your sweet tooth ready. Cookie sales are here! You can pre-order cookies now, or look for booths to open, starting in February. Cookie kick off is January 14th, and the G.I.R.L.S. will be learning more about the cookie business and hone their cookie selling skills. Cookies are $6 a box.
World Thinking Day is coming up, and the troops will pick different countries and then share what they have learned with other troops in the area.
The Crisis Center will have their Volunteer Training on January 28th and February 4th.
In July of 2022, the Crisis Center opened their new facility. This facility allows them to offer more rooms, safety, and support to victims of domestic violence and trafficking.
Support groups for Domestic Violence victims will be on the 1st and 3rd Monday. Sexual Assault support groups are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. Participation can be in person or virtual. Contact the Crisis Center for more information.
The JC Family YMCA is receiving a make-over. From removing old carpet, to replacing towel hooks. Stop in and see the changes. While you are there, check out some of the great programs that they have for children and adults. Group swim lessons will start back un in January. Did you know that if your child/ren are homeschooled, the YMCA provides Homeschool PE on Wednesdays. Call the YMCA for more information.