Charitable Contributions Committee Announces Awards

MAYETTA:Next Thursday the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) will present checks to 22 groups totaling $69,500 at their quarterly Charitable Contributions ceremony that will be hosted by the PBPN Charitable Contributions Committee and Tribal Council at the Three Fires Steakhouse in the Prairie Band Casino & Resort at 11a.m.

Agencies from Topeka that will receive donations are: Doorstep Inc, $10,000; YWCA, $4,000; Sertoma Club, $3,500; Sunflower State Games, $2,500; Friends of Mulvane Art Museum, $5,000; Midland Hospice Care, $4,000; Family Service & Guidance Center, $5,000; Boys & Girls Club, $1,000; American Legion Riders Post 400, $2,000; Prairie Land Foods, $5,000; American Cancer Society, $2,500 and the Alzheimer’s Association, $1,000.

Other groups to receive donations are: Meals on Wheels of Shawnee & Jefferson Counties, $6,000; United Way of Jackson County, $4,000; Family Readiness Program (Mayetta), $1,500; Mayetta Business Association, $500; Kickapoo Head Start, $500; First Nations Student Association (Univ. of Kansas), $1,000; Haskell Pow Wow Committee, $2,000; Haskell Fast Pitch Softball Tournament, $1,000; National Indian Child Welfare Association, $2,500; and The Little Sisters of the Lamb (Kansas City, Kan.), $5,000.

The Charitable Contributions Committee is comprised of six tribal members, who along with the Tribal Council, made the quarterly selections. Areas that are focused on when determining the distribution of funds include groups involved in education, health and community services, environmental protection and preservation, and religious organizations that have an impact on the spiritual wellness and quality of life for all.