McClelland Sound Inc. is proud to support the following organizations that contribute to the community of Wichita, where we work and live.
Polo on the Plains is an annual benefit held for Kidzcope. Kidzcope is a nonprofit bereavement support center offering children, teens, and their families lifelong coping skills after the death of a loved one. Operating on a modest budget, Kidzcope has helped over 4,000 people since 2000, completely free of charge.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls in the 3rd through 8th grade train for a 5k event while learning essential life skills.
The first Wichita Ronald McDonald house opened in Wichita in 1983, a combined effort of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and Junior League of Wichita, with the generosity of McDonald’s owner/operators and other community support. Ronald McDonald House Charities now operates two sites for families who are staying in Wichita due to the hospitalization of a family member. Additionally, RMHC operates The Family Room, a dedicated space within Wesley Hospital for families of pediatric patients. Each year over 1,800 families are served through Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita.
In 1982, the Wichita Area Garden Council joined forces with the City of Wichita with a unified vision to provide area residents with a center for horticultural enjoyment and education. Botanica was opened to the public in May 1987 to generate enthusiasm for horticulture and enlighten people through educational, artistic, and cultural experiences.
Since opening with four gardens and a horticultural library, Botanica has added 26 additional themed gardens and exhibits. Botanica features over 4,000 species of plants both native and new to the region in 18 beautiful acres.
C.L.A.S.S. is a mentoring and scholarship program designed to assist young girls in navigating middle school and high school by building conflict-resolution skills, academic excellence, and social competence. Through weekly meetings at their schools, team building exercises, monthly enrichment workshops, leadership seminars, college tours, exposure to the arts and access to professional women in the community who volunteer in mentoring roles, C.L.A.S.S. motivates teenage girls in the Wichita public school system to graduate high school and choose healthy lifestyle behaviors.
In 2013, 100% of C.L.A.S.S. program participants graduated from high school and 87% of the graduates went on to college or vocational training.
Fully accredited by the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Sedgwick County Zoo has a deep commitment to science education and wildlife conservation. The Zoo is a valuable community resource, visited by more than 500,000 people each year, including nearly 40,000 school children.
The Zoo has been recognized with national and international awards for its support of field conservation programs and successful breeding of rare and endangered species. It’s the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas and is home to more than 2,500 animals of nearly 400 different species.
Goodwill Industries of Kansas was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1957. The mission was to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In 1965, Goodwill opened the first Goodwill retail store in Kansas, using the proceeds from the sale of donated items to help fund programs and services.
Today Goodwill Industries of Kansas serves more than 1500 individuals annually and employs over 500 people through its headquarters, education center and 17 retail store locations throughout central and western Kansas. Through a combination of efforts, Goodwill is able to provide employment training and opportunities to individuals with disabilities and personal barriers in our community.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy by preparing students for the economics of life. Programs educate young people to value free enterprise, business and economics through the support of teachers, parents, and volunteers in the classroom.
Junior Achievement of Kansas will work with nearly 28,000 children this school year helping them prepare for the real world of the future and helping them learn the skills they need for success.
KMUW is Wichita’s local public radio station, operated as a public service by Wichita State University. Wichita Public Radio is a trusted source of local, national and world news, providing a forum for a broad discussion of ideas, and a distinctive blend of diverse music and entertainment for the Wichita community.
Founded in 1934 as a not-for-profit institution, serving children with speech defects and disorders, Heartspring has grown to provide a wide range of services and therapies through several programs, including the Heartspring School and Heartspring Pediatric Services. Children from across the United States come to Wichita for services, particularly for autism.
Nationally, The Boy Scouts of America prepares eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizens and leaders. The Quivira Council was incorporated in 1924, and now serves youth in 30 counties of south central and southeastern Kansas.
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the community and its visitors about local history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials reflecting the heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County. The museum strives to provide experiences which orient visitors to the past, define the present, and help chart the course for the future.
The Treehouse fosters the well being of women and their newborn babies by supplying their basic necessities and programs supporting their growth and development.
Women are referred to The Treehouse primarily from several agencies that deal with crisis pregnancy and family issues. The Treehouse is a safe, peaceful, warm and comfortable place for those whose lives are often caught up in chaos.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, founded in 1949, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Kansas Chapter of the LLS hosts an annual Light the Night Walk to raise money for research and access to treatment for blood cancer patients. This year’s event is on October 23, 2014 at Exploration Place.
The American Cancer Society is the largest non-governmental source of funding for cancer research in the U.S. In addition to research, the ACS plays a leading role in education, advocacy and providing services to those affected by cancer. The Wichita office of the ACS holds fundraising events throughout the year, and provides services throughout the High Plains region.