Community Partnership

Your business can support children & families.

Community Partnership

Your business can support children & families.

Strength Through Partnership

Saint Francis Ministries is strengthened through partnerships with community stakeholders who care about the vulnerable and at-risk children and families we serve. Through prayers, in-kind contributions and financial gifts, our community partners show their commitment to making a difference.

 

Our community partners change lives!

“We belong to each other” is a phrase we say a lot around Saint Francis Ministries. We know that no single organization can support vulnerable and at-risk children in the community by itself. Everyone is strengthened when we work together, and Saint Francis Ministries is more successful with your help.

The impact of your prayers, donations of beds that mean children get to return home earlier, or dollars changes lives. Inviting Saint Francis in to talk about foster care and adoption or allowing us to put out printed material are simple steps that makes a difference! The support of businesses, organizations, and individuals in the six states where we serve children and families changes futures for children and gives them hope.

On this page, we’ll share the stories of our business and organization partners who impact their communities with their generosity.

Please reach out to the Saint Francis Ministries development team if you’d like to learn how you can support the children and families in your community. We look forward to getting to know you!

Call the Saint Francis Development Team at

800.898.4896, extension 1462

to learn how you can help children & families

in your community!

 

Our corporate partners impact children & families every day!

Click here to donate to Texas children & families

Click here to donate to children and families in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Oklahoma

If you’d like to talk about how your business can support vulnerable children in your community, please reach out to the Saint Francis Foundation team. Call us at 800.898.4896, Extension 1462.

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Thanks to the real estate team at Salina Homes, kids in foster care in Salina had an extra-special Christmas in 2022. Todd Welsh and his colleagues collected presents and delivered them to SFM’s Elm Street office for Christmas for Kids.

 


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From painting and refurbishing visitation rooms to creating Christmas baskets for Saint Francis kids, the people of St. James partner regularly with SFM to make children’s lives better.

For Christmas 2022, the St. James youth filled 20 baskets with candy and cookies and delivered them, along with a good dose of Christmas cheer, to families. Parish members also shopped for gifts for Saint Francis clients.

The benefits of such generosity goes both ways, too. As Mary Druding of St. James says, “The feedback from people delivering the baskets was so positive. Some deliverers were new this year, while others have been doing it for years. They keep coming back because it is such a pleasure to do a little something to make Christmas easier for your clients.”

 


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Wheatland Electric helped fulfill the Christmas wishes of more than 100 children through Christmas for Kids. Besides awarding a $1,000 Sharing Success grant to SFM, at least 43 Wheatland employees and trustees sponsored 105 children this year.

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Nationa Beef Dodge City CFK 2022

National Beef covers both Thanksgiving and Christmas

Thanks to National Beef, children served by our Dodge City office had an extra special Christmas in 2022. They presented a check for $3,000 last month to staff, then posed for a picture. Once again, they also donated 40 turkeys for Saint Francis clients. Here’s the Dodge City staff posing with Jessica Perez (National Beef) during the check presentation.

Back row, from left – Gloria Findlay, Sarah Vestal, Candy German, Wendy Handsaker, Monica Jackson, Brenda Lynn, Perez, and Megan Baker.

Front row, from left – Lauren Hitchcock, Joy St. Clair and Santanna Treto.

“We have truly enjoyed working with National Beef and appreciate their continued support for the families we serve,” said Tammie Thronesbery, reintegration area director.

 


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ACF – Texas Panhandle Chef de Cuisine

The American Culinary Federation’s Texas Panhandle Chef de Cuisine Association recently presented a check for $586 to our new Texas residential facility in Lubbock. The organization sponsors bake sales and then donates the proceeds to a local nonprofit. The facility’s dietician is a member of the association and nominated Saint Francis. The funds will be used to purchase kitchen and pantry items.

Pictured, from left – Elisa Haulk, Residential Texas clinical program assistant; Jay Adams, City Bank executive chef; Marka Dempsy, Residential Texas contract dietician; and Ty Haulk, Residential Texas Assistant Director.

 


Partners - Docuplex

We love our great community partners!

Docuplex has been fantastic to support the important work we do supporting foster parents, helping vulnerable and at-risk families and generally helping people understand our missions and goals. Recently, they went above and beyond to help us sort out a challenge with our postage account — and we appreciate them! No one organization can take care of the children and families involved in the child welfare system. It takes all of us! We’re glad to work with organizations and businesses like Docuplex!

 


Christmas for Kids Corporate Sponsors

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Every year, businesses, organizations, and individuals open their hearts at Christmas to make sure all children Saint Francis Ministries’ cares for receive a gift. It is a beautiful opportunity to share not just material items, but the spirit of Christmas. Below, we honor those who supported us during the 2022 holiday season. You are in our hearts all year!

Click on the business name to visit their website and be sure to tell them thank you next time you stop in!

SANTA SPONSOR

NORTH POLE SPONSOR

 

 

RUDOLPH SPONSOR

SLEIGH SPONSOR

Air & Fire Systems

Boxum & Associates Insurance Agency

CAD Law, LC

Crosby Co. Child Welfare Board

Elks Lodge #718

Garza Co. Child Welfare Board

REINDEER SPONSOR

The Martin Group

Moore Properties

Oklahoma Railway Museum

Salina Scale Sales & Service, Inc.

Sand Springs Lodge, No 475

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

T & C Manufacturing & Operating, Inc.

Watson Electric, Inc.

Wichita Mom

ELF SPONSOR