October 14, 2016 –
PBP Nation contributes $83,000 to NE Kansas Organizations
On October 13, 2016, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation presented a total of $83,000 in donations to 20 programs and agencies within the northeast Kansas area at the Quarterly Charitable Contribution Ceremony.
Each quarter the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation distributes funding awards to various organizations and events promoting community stewardship and long term sustainability of resources for Kansans. Following are this quarter’s recipients along with a brief summary of the service they provide:
Antioch Family Life Center, Inc. – work with children to provide financial literacy training, and outreach.
Prairie Land Foods, Inc. – Distribute discounted food packages.
St. Francis Health Foundation – Provide health care services.
YWCA of Northeast Kansas – Serve victims of domestic violence.
Doorstep, Inc. – Provide rent and utility assistance.
We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410 – Transport veterans to area VA hospitals for services.
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Provide service to children in the Shawnee county area.
TARC – Provide critical early intervention services to children.
American Cancer Society, Inc. – They provide a host of services to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends.
35th Infantry Division Association – Assist with veterans’ needs, members of the PBPN have belonged to the 35th Infantry since WWI.
Topeka Civic Theatre – Work with youth in the community.
SLI (Sheltered Living) – Assist 265 people through the use of 19 housing units.
Housing & Credit Counseling – Provide financial literacy to the community.
Junior League of Topeka – They do volunteer work in the community, most notably the Diaper Depot.
Easter Seals Caper Foundation – They provide a scholarship that reaches over 500 children.
USD 337 Royal Valley Schools – Will use their donation to support the Royal Valley Singers & Dancers and provide technology upgrades to all students.
KSDS, Inc. – They train dogs to become service animals for people with special needs.
Topeka North Outreach – Will use their donation to support the Weekend Food Sack and help stop childhood hunger.
USD 336 North Jackson – provide services for students.
East Topeka Senior Center – provide services to area seniors.
The event was held at the Rock Building, next to the PBPN Government Center beginning at 11 AM. Tribal Council member Thomas Wabnum emceed the event, while the Charitable Contribution Committee presented the award checks. Tribal Council Secretary Camilla Chouteau and Treasurer Amanda Barbosa were also in attendance.