By George Dinkel
The Center of Hope has been notified anonymously that a donor will match donations made to the Center of Hope up to a total of $10,000. The donations need to be received by the end of this year.
This is a great opportunity for your donation to have a double benefit. If you donate $100 it really becomes $200 by this matching gift program. During the summer months our donations typically slow down and the demand for our homeless prevention service continues to increase as utility bills rise during the hot summer months. By the end of summer, we are usually very low on funds and struggle to meet the needs of all those coming to us for help.
This matching gift program can make a great impact on us being able to serve those in need throughout the summer months.
The Center of Hope is a homeless prevention program started by the Sisters of Adorers of the Blood of Christ to help those in danger of being homeless to stay in their homes. The Center of Hope is unique as 100 percent of the donations received are used directly for rent, utility, and other emergency assistance paid directly to the landlord or the utility companies. No donated money is used to pay administrative, salary or operating costs.
We are very appreciative of the anonymous donor that is willing to make this matching contribution and for your most kind generosity by participating in this program.
Dinkel is executive director of the Center of Hope.

Want to help?
To make a donation that will be matched, write a check to Center of Hope, Inc., and write “matching donation” on the description line at the bottom of the check. Payments may be mailed to Center of Hope, Inc., 400 N. Emporia, Wichita KS 67202. Or, call 316-267-3999 to make a credit card payment.