Patterson Gives Back – ICT FOOD RESCUE

ICT Food Rescue began when founder Stephanie Merritt returned to college at the age of 46. The courses that she took to obtain her degree at Wichita State University in conjunction with a job where food surplus was thrown out every day inspired her to find a way to make a change. Merritt started small, just rescuing whatever food surplus, whenever she could. She found out that if she were to form a non-profit organization the sky would be the limit. In February 2016, ICT Food Rescue (formerly known as Wichita Area Coalition for Kindness) came to life. Soon after, Merritt began inviting friends to ride along on food rescues and even riding along on some rescues herself in bigger cities on the coasts. ICT Food Rescue is what it is today because of those that are passionate about feeding people and not landfills.

Patterson Gives Back – Operation Holiday

For more than 60 years, HumanKind Ministries has brought the community together to run Wichita’s largest holiday assistance program, Operation Holiday—helping our region’s most vulnerable residents get through the year’s coldest (and most expensive) months.

Operation Holiday 2023 applications will be open Nov. 1-30. Distribution will take place in an indoor format starting Tuesday, Dec. 12 to Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Operation Holiday Warehouse located at the former Wichita Central Library (223 S. Main St.). Individuals and families in Sedgwick County can apply below or by visiting an in-person application site

Patterson Gives Back – ICT Dachshunds

Annual Running of The Weens!!!!!!

ICT Dachshunds in collaboration with ICT Bloktoberfest will be holding the LARGEST Dachshund Race in Kansas.

Regardless of if you plan to race your pup or not, please come out and support the event. ICT Dachshunds is a non-profit, ICT Dachshunds Foundation . They are a foundation that provides medical assistance to KS residents for dachshunds with any and all back issues. You can find out all about us at

The event raises funds through donations, registration, merchandise sales, silent auctions and a raffle.

When: October 14th, race starts at 2 pm. On-site registration is from 12pm-1:45pm

Location: 601 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67202

100% of our profits goes to ICT Dachshunds Foundation.

Patterson Gives Back – Starry Night

Join Make-A-Wish for an evening of art appreciation and demonstration, all while creating hope and happiness for the children they serve. This signature event will also include silent & live auctions, cocktails featuring unique and exciting flavors, decadent and savory hors d’oeuvres, and a mission-packed program designed to help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses.

Event entertainment will consist of art pieces created live by various local artists with the assistance of our Wichita wish kids! Additionally, there will be an opportunity to take each art piece home during the live auction. Enjoy browsing the exceptional selection of silent auction items while engaging with friends between cocktails. This event will assist with granting the wishes of more than 430 critically ill children in our region this year. 

Patterson Gives Back – Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, people from across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice.

Whether you’re participating at home, online or in-person, they have plenty of fun ideas to engage family and friends in The Longest Day.

Learn more here –

Patterson Gives Back – Holiday Galleria

Join the Junior League of Wichita for a weekend filled with amazing merchants, fun events, and a few surprises! The 18th annual Holiday Galleria is scheduled for October 6-8, 2022 at Century II Expo Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas. The objective of Holiday Galleria is to raise funds to fulfill Junior League of Wichita’s goal of building a better community.

Tickets are now available here!

Patterson Gives Back – EmberHope Youthville Back to School Drive

For many children in care, a lack of supplies is a common barrier to academic success. Now through July 31, in preparation for returning to school, EmberHope Youthville is hosting a Back-To-School drive. Donations can be made at the EmberHope Youthville campus in Newton. 

900 W Broadway
Newton, KS 67114

Check out the list below for the requested items. If you’re unable to make it to the campus to drop off but would like to contribute to our drive, please visit our secure DONATION PORTAL.

Contact Tamber Rouse for more information at 316.226.9713 or [email protected].