Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan created an action plan to increase awareness around the church’s “blessing box.” The box is fully stocked with basic food and hygiene items, including PPE supplies for families suffering financial hardship. The box is located outside and is open to anyone in the area in need.

“This team has a desire to impact more in their community with a fully stocked, open to the public, outdoor ‘blessing box’ available to anyone in need. They will be able to provide for more.”

– Mary Ricketts, Facilitator

More Community Action Plans

Here’s what else is new in grassroots efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

  • Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas: Create a safe, informative, supportive, and fun virtual group for people with developmental disabilities across the state of Kansas to overcome the isolation they are experiencing during the pandemic.
  • Bike Walk Wichita: Gather volunteers who can help collect and distribute personal care items, food gift cards, and PPE masks to homeless programs and shelters around Wichita.
  • Girls on the Run: Create a Girls on the Run challenge for the month of January with different workouts and unique ways for Kansas City girls to stay physically active and socially distanced.
  • Morton County Extension: Overcome the feeling of isolation and share positive messages by organizing a community note-writing tree to mail messages of hope to Manhattan residents.
  • Randolph Pride Committee: Share safe ways for Riley county residents to enjoy the outdoors and support local businesses via social channels.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 799
Meetings Completed: 829

Kansas Beats the Virus is a partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the State of Kansas to activate KLC’s statewide network to generate local solutions that slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the effort is to spark hundreds of small group meetings before the end of 2020.

Learn more about Kansas Beats the Virus and other action plans groups are developing.