Backpack Give Away

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm

This year's backpack give away will be on Saturday, July 20th 11:00-2:00pm at the Whipple Heights Alliance Church (behind Whipple Elementary School on 12th street). 


Our registration link is now active and will close on July 1st. You may also sign-up in person at the May and June food pantry. To qualify, you must have an application on file with PHP. To find out more about our application process, click here.


This year the children will be shopping for supplies instead picking up a pre-filled bag. We are still looking into providing gym shoe assistance due to Payless going bankrupt. The church will be providing a hot dog lunch (hot dog, chips, drink). New this year, we will have other groups and organizations with tables with additional information on services.

Sign Ups:

From 5/15/19 to 7/1/19 by clicking  here.

Golf Outing

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Saturday, August 17th 12:00 pm

Perry Helping Perry's Inaugural Golf Outing will be held Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at the Elms Country Club in North Lawrence.  Check-in begins at 11 am.  

For more details, to register or to sponsor, click here.

Thank you Patty Knotts!

 

  

Earlier this month, the Perry Helping Perry Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Patty Knotts, as Executive Director and awarded her with a new position on the Board of Directors as Board Member, Emeritus. Words cannot express our gratitude to Perry Helping Perry’s founder. Without Patty’s dream, tireless dedication, and never-ending commitment, Perry Helping Perry would not even exist. To say that we owe everything that Perry Helping Perry has become to her, is an understatement.


In her own words, you will find Perry Helping Perry’s founding purpose and continued endeavor. “As an elementary school secretary at Genoa Elementary, I saw firsthand families struggling. I wanted to help everyone. I always had the dream of doing more, and soon it became a reality. Perry Helping Perry is about a movement. A movement in helping each other. This movement requires that we work together and give of our time, services and ideas. Perry Helping Perry is about taking care of our community. We are working together to make sure that all children are fed and clothed and we'll do whatever we can to help families that have fallen on hard times get back on their feet.”


The Board of Directors and her Perry Helping Perry Family are dedicated to continuing her work. While no longer in her former role of Executive Director, but now in her new role of Board Member Emeritus, Patty will be able to be as actively involved as she desires, without carrying the entire burden herself.  By working together hand in hand to meet the needs in our community, the Perry Helping Perry Family will continue to work tirelessly to achieve her vision of no child in our community going without food or clothing and to help lift Perry families back on their feet. 


The Perry Helping Perry Family hopes that you will continue to join us in Patty’s dream. By working together, we can help to make Patty’s dedication to this community a movement that provides hope and strength within the Perry community. 


Thank you to Patty Knotts for giving us all a purpose and a vision to build a better community. Together we can work to be Perry Strong and weather any storm that comes our way!

With our humble and deepest thanks,

The Perry Helping Perry Family

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