Konza Seeds III attendees select a Wellness Tote plan as a 2017 seed-funding winner

May 29, 2017 - garden totes

Numerous Salina-area free projects perceived prominence and a possibility to contest for grass-roots appropriation during a third annual Konza Seeds microfunding eventuality hold Apr 18 during a Salina Art Center Warehouse.

Organized by Konza Club Salina, a Leadership Salina alumni group, Konza Seeds III vetted applications from countless nonprofit entities, selecting 3 to make presentations during a Apr 18 “eat and vote” event.

Civic leaders and supporters of participating organizations give a $10 to $12 concession to attend and suffer a elementary repast as they expel a opinion for their favorite charity.

The returning unite for Konza Seeds III was First Bank Kansas. Event partners were Pronto Print, Vidricksen Distributing and Blue Barn Door. The 3 participating charities were:

• Restaurant Readers, concurrent by Partners in Early Childhood Education (PIECE), a module in that participating internal eateries will be supposing a basket of laminated books for families to review as they dine.

• Downtown Mural Project, to emanate an strange picture designed by internal artist Julie Cates to implement on a north side of Ad Astra Books and Coffee House downtown. The plan is spearheaded by a Leadership Class of 2016 “Green Team” with support from Salina Downtown Inc., a Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Salina Arts Humanities.

• Wellness Tote project, to yield comfort and conveniences to those undergoing cancer treatment. Established in Oct 2014 by mother-daughter group Deanna Clark and Amanda Otto after 3 family members fought cancer, a Wellness Tote Project has supposing 375 totes (30 to 40 a month) to patients during Tammy Walker Cancer Center and a Cancer Center of Kansas.

In further to a 3 presenting Konza Seeds finalists, a 2016 Konza Seeds leader a North Salina Development Committee common a minute refurbish about a project, a North Salina Rain Garden, Landscaping and Drainage Project, in swell during a northeast dilemma of North Street and Broadway Boulevard. Original Konza Seeds supports of about $675 in Apr 2016 have been supplemented with money and in-kind services totaling about $50,000.

The 2017 Konza Seeds winner, a Wellness Tote project, took home a check for $450, along with new contacts and suggestions for their continued work.

For some-more information on Konza Seeds IV or to unite or assistance with a Salina Konza Club care eventuality or program, email salinakonza@gmail.com or revisit salinakonza.com.

Salina Konza Club Steering Committee members embody Randy Bahe, Waddell Reed Financial Advisors; LaCrista Brightbill, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Marcia Demuth, Salina Journal; Jacob Hemmer, Hampton Financial; Hayley Morrical, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce; and Kay Quinn, Salina Arts Humanities.

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