The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity plans to work in collaboration with the Greater Pentecostal Church of God to host a toy drive in support of Wichita families who have suffered financial hardship during the pandemic. In addition to the toy drive, the group also hopes to provide PPE and prevention education information.

“This fraternal organization has a long history of supporting disadvantaged populations within the Wichita community. This collaborative project is one that will be of tremendous benefit to the families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.”

– Mildred Edwards, 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.

  • Leaders in Action: Organize a social media challenge to support wearing a mask in Wichita by inviting users to post their most creative mask for a chance to win fun prizes.
  • Human Development and Family Science Association: Promote student safety at Kansas State University by offering entertainment kits to isolating students upon their return to campus after winter break.
  • Haysville Chamber of Commerce: Collaborate with the Haysville library to arrange Zoom meetings for residents without technology at home to stay connected to their friends and family.
  • Leadership Reno County: Create short videos to be shared around campus and on social channels of Hutchinson Community College students telling their personal stories of how the virus has impacted them.
  • United Way of the Plains: Develop a “Take 10 for self-care and connection” campaign targeted toward Central Kansas youth and seniors to help overcome social isolation and burnout.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 632
Meetings Completed: 657

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.