In 1990, Wichita Tech University became the first monthly supporter of Lifting Up. It also gave birth to scholarship programs and informal classroom settings. In 1998, there were almost a hundred volunteers offering service by providing tutorials and makeshift classes in different houses across the city. These houses stood as homes where children were fed, clothed and educated.
In 30 years, Lifting Up has changed the lives of more than 400,000 children through feeding and providing quality education and informal care. We have opened doors of opportunities to almost 55,000 students who cannot afford to continue education through scholarship programs.
Lifting Up is supported by donations from individuals, schools, churches, businesses, foundations and community groups.
Lifting Up Scholarship Programs
sCool Supplies – We provide low budget schools and informal classroom settings with school supplies because basic learning tools like pencils, paper and crayons mean a lot to underprivileged kids with strong desire for education.
Leaders of Tomorrow – In an increasingly competitive world, it is vital to unlock the power of education to help the youth meet their highest potential and improve way of living. Through scholarship programs, we are able to send children to school and develop them to become future leaders.
Give-A-Book – Lifting Up aspires to instill the joy of reading in every child for we believe that the love for reading is essential to lifelong development. Give-A-Book promotes literacy by providing new and used books to the less fortunate children in schools and in different communities.
Other Related Scholarships
2014–2015 Scholarships for Members of Key Club International – The Kiwanis International Foundation proudly assists in the disbursement of select scholarships available to graduating seniors who are members of Key Club International. To learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for the scholarships noted here, please download the application. Includes:
Linda Canaday Memorial Scholarship: One US$1,500 and one $1,000 scholarship
Harry S. Himmel Scholarship: One $500 scholarship
Cunat International Scholarship: One $2,500 scholarship
2014–2015 Scholarships for Members of Circle K International – The Kiwanis International Foundation proudly assists in the disbursement of select scholarships available to members of Circle K International. To learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for the scholarships noted here, please download the application. Includes:
Harry S. Himmel Scholarship: One US$500 scholarship
Cunat International Scholarship: One US$2,500 scholarship
How You Can Help
You can help our scholarship programs. Partner with us and help reach more children. Partner with us and help brighten more lives.
You can support Lifting Up by donating online. Please click on the link to donate online.
Donate by Mail
You can support Lifting Up by mailing us your check donations. Please note that we do not recommend sending your cash donations through mail.
Mail your donations to:
7040 22nd Ave. Interstate,
Wichita, KS 67201
Donate to our Programs
Lifting Up has various programs for the different needs of the children we help. To keep our programs running, we are constantly in need of the following materials.
School Materials – These items are being used in providing the children effective education.
- Children’s Reading Book
- Coloring Books
Got Any Questions?
I want to volunteer! How can I help?
If you want to help out, please contact Lifting Up Main Office.
How do I help? I am a corporation.
We have a corporate sponsorship level that we can discuss with you. Please contact us for more details.
How much of my donations go to projects of Lifting Up?
Ninety-two percent of every $1.00 you give to Lifting Up, 92¢ goes to program services and 8¢ goes to management, general and fund raising.
Contact Lifting Up
Fill out the form to contact us for more information about Lifting Up, to volunteer, to donate to our scholarship programs, or apply for a scholarship.