Holiday Volunteer Series

Every year around the holidays, KMUW News introduces us to some of the volunteers making a difference in the community. 

Bell Ringer Emphasizes The Joy In Giving

Dec 23, 2015
Abigail Wilson / KMUW

This week, KMUW News is telling the stories of volunteers who donate their time and talent to Sedgwick County organizations and nonprofits. Many people do their volunteer assignments year round--not just at the holidays.

The Salvation Army is serving more people in the United States than ever before. Last year, the Army helped approximately 30 million people. And in order to do that, most of the funds come from one very visible and easily recognized source: bell ringers.

Carla Eckels / KMUW

This week, KMUW News is telling the stories of volunteers who donate their time and talent to Sedgwick County organizations and nonprofits. Many people do their volunteer assignments year round--not just at the holidays.

Sue “K”--who prefers that her hard-to-pronounce last name not be used--is one of 1500 volunteers at the Kansas Humane Society in Wichita. The passionate dog lover manages a program that takes some lucky animals out of the shelter and into the waiting arms of residents in health care facilities. The program helps to create therapeutic and happy times for people, including those for whom pet ownership may no longer be an option. 

Deborah Shaar

This week, KMUW News is telling the stories of volunteers who donate their time and talent to Sedgwick County organizations and nonprofits. Many people do their volunteer assignments year round--not just at the holidays.

KMUW’s Deborah Shaar spent time with the volunteers who keep the Meals on Wheels program rolling.

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