Topeka Gives 2017

The Kansas Humanities Council is participating in Topeka Gives, the one-day event celebrating community charitable giving is June 6th! The event is sponsored by the Topeka Community Foundation and encourages Topekans to support the good work happening at nonprofits across the city.

Large-Print Books Needed

Every year, the Kansas Humanities Council makes sure residents at Aldersgate Village and Brewster Place have good books to read and good discussions that follow. Residents enjoy the books and the talks, but some struggle with reading the small print. Our goal is to raise $1,000 in June to buy new, large-print books and make them easily available to our readers.

Will you support our goal during Topeka Gives on June 6th?
The Topeka Community Foundation will match your donation.

“It was like a history lesson and a book discussion all in one, and it was special.”
Coordinator at Aldersgate Village after reading Snow Falling on Cedars

Research shows that access to learning opportunities, like reading books and talking about them with others, is critical to healthy aging. Medical research suggests:

  • adults with active minds are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s and other ailments.
  • frequent cognitive activity is associated with less rapid decline in cognitive function.

Aging Well, “Learning for a Lifetime” (July / August 2009)

Participate in Topeka Gives

Please stop by Fairlawn Plaza Mall at 21st and Fairlawn on June 6th between 7 am and 6 pm to make your donation. Click here for a donation form or you can pick one up at the event.

Thank you!