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.
“There were quite a few in our group who lived in this time period and I was appreciative of the discussion leader for letting them share their own experiences. It was like a history lesson and a book discussion all in one, and it was special.” — Coordinator at Aldersgate Village after discussing Snow Falling on Cedars
Since 1997, the Kansas Humanities Council has supported 194 Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussions at Topeka senior living facilities. KHC provides the books and the discussion leaders, while readers provide the conversation.
Will you support TALK programs in Topeka
during Topeka Gives on June 7?
The Topeka Community Foundation will “match your gift”
on this one day only.
Research shows that access to high-quality learning opportunities, like book discussions, is critical to healthy aging:
- Adults with active minds are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other health ailments.
- Frequent cognitive activity slows down cognitive decline.
- Adults need opportunities to meet new companions after leaving the workforce or home.
Aging Well, “Learning for a Lifetime” (July/August 2009)
Let’s Keep Topekans TALK-ing!
Donate to the Kansas Humanities Council during Topeka Gives.
Please stop by Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka, on June 7th between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to make your donation. Click here to download the giving form or pick one up at the event.
Your contribution to the Kansas Humanities Council at Topeka Gives will support future TALK book discussions at Topeka’s senior living facilities. KHC needs your support to keep these programs free and available to those who need them. Thank you!
Can’t make it to Topeka Gives?
Click here to make an online donation (donations made online will not be matched by the Topeka Community Foundation).
“Today our Independent Living residents enjoyed a terrific book discussion about Zora Neale Hurston’s classic, ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God.’ [KHC makes] wonderful experiences possible for people from all walks of life across the Great State of Kansas. We appreciate all you do!”
—TALK Program Coordinator, Topeka
Since 1997, KHC has supported 180 Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussions at Topeka senior living facilities. That’s 10 opportunities each year to bring readers together with a discussion leader for an engaging conversation about a good book. KHC provides the books and discussion leader to make these lifelong learning events possible. With your help, we can bring even more TALK book discussions to Topeka’s seniors.
Will you support KHC at Topeka Gives on Tuesday, June 2nd? Your gift to KHC will be matched by the Topeka Community Foundation.
Stop by Fairlawn Plaza, located at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka, on Tuesday, June 2nd between 7 AM and 6 PM to make your donation to KHC at Topeka Gives. Download this donation form or pick one up at the event.
Your contribution to KHC at Topeka Gives will keep TALK going strong for Topeka seniors.
Research shows that lifelong learning activities stimulate the mind, promoting a healthy brain and mental alertness. KHC needs your support to keep these programs free and available to those who need them. Thank you for supporting TALK in Topeka.
June 3, 2014
7 AM to 6 PM
Fairlawn Plaza, Topeka (inside)
Rain or Shine
Join KHC at Topeka Gives, a fun day of giving sponsored by the Topeka Community Foundation. Any donation made to the Kansas Humanities Council will be matched by the Topeka Community Foundation ($25.00/minimum gift/$1,000.00 maximum gift to be matched). Click here to download a donor form (sized for 8.5 x 14 paper).
KHC staff will be at Topeka Gives from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by KHC’s booth and find out how your Topeka Gives donation to KHC supports a special hometown humanities project in Topeka. Watch the one-minute video for more information: