Category Archives: Giving

Good Samaritan dinner & auction raises $39,000 for area seniors

Many smiles were spotted at our 2018 Good Samaritan dinner & auction.

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village thanks citizens for their support

More than 500 people raised $39,000 for the Good Samaritan Program at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s annual dinner and auction May 2.

Sale items included a car, John Deere lawnmower, collectible glass, quilts, furniture and indoor and outdoor household READ MORE

A lifelong love of Africa

Ken Lohrentz is to the far right of the four teachers in the front row. The photo was taken on the occasion of the school dedication, Sept. 1, 1962, two weeks after Ken’s arrival as the first American teacher. Students are smartly dressed in their “double whites.”

In the 1960s, Ken Lohrentz taught English in Tanzania for two and a half years. This summer he returned to the continent to see old friends, reconnect with former students, and soak up the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the culture, and the READ MORE

4 Ways to Donate to Charity Without Writing a Check

These ideas can help you de-clutter your home and earn a tax write-off

By Ashley Eneriz for Next Avenue

People carry boxes of donated items

Want to make a difference, but the budget doesn’t allow? Consider donating something other than cash. [Photo credit: Getty Images]

When it comes to donating to charity, sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to be as generous as we we’d like. But you needn’t always open your wallet to help others. Here are four ways to give back that don’t involve writing a check or READ MORE

Keep the momentum going

Your generosity can extend hope beyond today


The end of the year puts many of us in a reflective mood. We think about the ups and downs we’ve had along the way and the special moments that touched our hearts.

When you review your personal highlights for 2016, don’t forget to count the READ MORE