Here are ways you can support The Pando Initiative

Being a non-profit organization, we are funded by community organizations, grants and donations. In order to meet our mission and provide support, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without these funds we wouldn’t be able to serve the 1,700 students on our case load or the 10,000 students impacted yearly.

Here are a few examples of how a gift can help make a success story.

$100 = A student bus pass for a year or food pantry for a Pando site or Family memberships to the YMCA

$250 = Independent living kit for a student aging out of foster care or Replenish school supplies in January for a Pando site

$500 = One month of groceries for a Pando family of four or School supplies for the beginning of the school year at a Pando site

$1,000 = Supports one child for a year with a school support advocate, clothes, shoes and school supplies

$2,000 = Reality U for a day

$6,000 = One month of Pando for a school

$60,000 = A Pando school sponsorship

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, click on the DONATE Icon on the top of our page and it will take you to our online donation portal. If you would like to send a check, please mail it to: The Pando Initiative, 412 S. Main, Ste 212, Wichita KS  67202.

HOST A BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: At the beginning of each school year, we need help from our community to ensure each child shows up for that first day of school prepared with a new backpack, pen/pencils, paper, tissues, just like other students. If you are interested in hosting a Back-to-School Drive for our students, call us at 316-973-5110 or email shislop@thepandoinitiative.org.

ORGANIZE AN INCENTIVE DRIVE: Incentives encourage students to reach their greatest potential by positively reinforcing their efforts to reach their goals. They are individualized and match up with each student’s interests (e.g. ear buds, toys, sports equipment, t-shirts, gift cards).  By organizing an incentive drive you help us focus our resources on our staff rather than spending time finding incentives.  We appreciate and value your support!  Call us at 316-973-5110 or email shislop@thepandoinitiative.org to receive a list of incentive items!

SHOP WITH DILLONS: Every time you use your Dillons Plus Card, you can support The Pando Initiative!  Simply register your card online and enroll in the Community Rewards Program and select The Pando Initiative as your organization to support!  It’s that easy!  Click here for the steps to register your Dillons card.

CREATE SMILES AT AMAZON SMILEDid you know if you shop online through smile.amazon.com they have the same great products and pricing you typically receive, but with a special perk that can support The Pando Initiative? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases to your charity of choice!  So, go into your Amazon account and select The Pando Initiative as your charity of choice today!  Click here for instructions.