Patterson Gives Back – Critter Care of Topeka

Examples of What We Can Do:

Janie is on disability and cannot help herself when it comes to rescuing cats. She has trapped a homeless cat; rescued an abused cat; and took in an abandoned cat. This last one she did not think she could keep. However, after it was neutered, this slightly wild cat started curling up with her at night as well as getting along with the rest of the cats. She kept it. These are just a few that Critter Care has helped.

We are nearing 1,500 spay/neuters – Please help us and people like Janie eliminate the pain and suffering of companion animals by reducing the number of litters and homeless pets.

Patterson Gives Back – Humanities Kansas

What are the Humanities?

The humanities help us understand what it means to be human — to seek connections with people and place. As we draw on our diverse histories, literature, ethics and cultures, we see more clearly who we are as people and define ideas that will shape a future worthy of generations to come.

The humanities start with stories — stories that connect us, that tell us who we are and where we’ve come from. They help us draw on insights from history, literature and culture to live richer lives.

The humanities generate ideas — ideas that change lives, that make each of us better citizens, and that strengthen the choices we make every day at home, at work and in our communities.

The humanities inspire action — action that changes lives and strengthens communities and our democracy.

Patterson Gives Back – Topeka Youth Project TYP

Topeka Youth Project is dedicated to providing Youth the tools to start their path in life with a strong foundation.  Our programs are designed for Youth ages 14-21 looking to get their first job, career discovery or self-improvement and growth.

Supporting Topeka’s Youth since 1983 in finding the confidence to make positive decisions for their future. Jobs for Young Adults Program and Youth Court. To find out more visit our website

Patterson Gives Back – Topeka Lions Club

Who We Are
Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Our 1.37 million members perform valuable service in 210 countries and geographic areas around the globe. Lions are friends, family and neighbors who share a core belief: community is what we make it.

Build Your Community
We believe that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local and global community. Lions help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands-on service. We serve neighbors who live next door and people on the other side of the world that we may never meet.

Where there’s a need – There’s a Lion

Patterson Gives Back – Sisters of Solace

Sisters Of Solace Is A Community Of Hospitality And Healing For Women
Survivors Of Trauma And Addiction Who Have No Place To Call Home

Our year long program is built our core belief – Lavish love heals

We value:
  • Dignity – We pursue justice for the poor and discarded, intentionally creating a
    culture that restores dignity
  • Peaceful Climate – In contrast to the crisis-driven chaotic life our sisters leave
    behind, our home is a peaceful sanctuary that creates an environment for healing
  • Grace-filled Relationships – Trauma informed care is central to the patient
    pursuit of trust in the relationships formed with our survivor led team

Patterson Gives Back – Topeka Literacy Council 

The Topeka Literacy Council is committed to practicing the motto “Each One Teach One” by providing free and confidential one-to-one tutoring to adults, both native and non-native English speakers, who want to improve their literacy skills. The council also serves individuals who want to learn English as a second language.

The Topeka Literacy Council (TLC), founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization. It was first known as the Laubach Literacy Program and became a project of Church Women United of Topeka. The first workshop to train volunteer tutors was conducted in November 1967. Nineteen tutors were certified in that first workshop.

The council first found a home at the Central (United) Presbyterian Church and had space there until April of 1991, when the council acquired an office and Learning Center for the first time. This was made possible by a one-time grant from Sunbelt Literacy of Topeka, a distributor of New Readers Press, the publishing division of Laubach Literacy. Upon the closing of Sunbelt Literacy, their grant to the TLC provided money, office equipment and a paid office manager.

Patterson Gives Back – Hearts: Helping Empower Adolescents Reject Thoughts of Suicide

HEARTS was founded by the Newberry family, after dealing with the devastating  loss of a brother/son to suicide. HEARTS: Helping Adolescents Reject Thoughts of Suicide is a mission-driven organization dedicated to empowering individuals, particularly youth, to overcome suicide through building resilience. Our comprehensive approach encompasses suicide awareness, youth development, and resilience-building strategies to create a stronger and more compassionate society. At HEARTS, our mission is to eliminate suicide through building resilience in youth. Our goal is to foster a world where every individual, especially our youth, can navigate life’s complexities with strength, hope, and resilience. We are committed to raising awareness about suicide prevention, nurturing the development of our future leaders, and equipping individuals with the tools they need to thrive.

Patterson Gives Back – Northeast Kansas Animal Welfare Foundation

The Northeast Kansas Animal Welfare Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization which exists to improve the lives of companion pet animals. Animal welfare organizations exist to care for the needs of homeless, neglected, and disadvantaged pets. The Foundation is here to help those organizations succeed

Your support allows us to provide grants, professional development, technology upgrades, and much more. We’re here to help ensure that shelters and rescues are able to maximize their lifesaving potential. 

Mission Statement

Northeast Kansas Animal Welfare Foundation exists to help ensure that animal welfare organizations that care for the needs of homeless, neglected, and disadvantaged pets, maximize their lifesaving potential.