TIS THE SEASON
Yes, it is the season to enjoy the birth of the Christ child and the season to help those in need as well as just take the time to maybe share some goodies with friends and neighbors.
This season the Ollek Foundation chose to assist financially 2 different organizations in the great work they do. They are,
MIDWEST BATTLE BUDDIES: An organization dedicated to supplying service dogs to military veterans. Their web site is www.midwestbattlebuddies.org. We encourage you to visit the site and become acquainted with all of the great services and workshops they provide.
RISE UP FOR YOUTH: An organization whose mission it is to inspire and motivate future generations to unlock their full potential through education, mentoring and empowerment. Through CLASS–Caring Ladies Assisting Students to Succeed –and Do You Want to Live or Die? Rise Up For Youth works to keep students in school, focused on a plan for after high school, and on their way to a life with purpose. We encourage you to visit their web site at www.riseupforyouth.org to see all the great things they are accomplishing to assist young people to succeed.
David Gilkey, Founder and Program Director of Rise Up For Youth.
Please join us in assisting the important work these organizations do to help others in need as well as offer direction to young people who otherwise might go the wrong way in life. You can help by checking one of our donation boxes on our secure network . Any help you give will be greatly appreciated and diligently given to those in need.
We also enjoyed making the rounds to various nursing homes and skilled nursing rehab centers and presenting them with a tray of goodies. Some of them were quite emotional over being remembered and thought of as people who provide outstanding service to those needing help.
Passing out goodies at Salem Nursing Home, Hillsboro, KS
One of our directors, Dick Ollek, has been in skilled rehab for over a month and can attest to the quality service provided. Dick is learning to walk again after 2 bouts with a severe lymphidema infection in his leg. Thanks so much to Via Christ skilled nursing for the outstanding care.
Ron Ollek presenting to the admissions director of Via Christi Skilled Nursing
Robyn (Ollek) Gruenwald presenting goodies to the nursing staff Via Christi Skilled Nursing Center.
Please join us in our efforts to help people who help people. Our first year has been a very gratifying experience which only inspires us to increase our efforts in the new year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2018
GOD IS GOOD
The Ollek Foundation
After considerable discussion and planning, the Ollek Foundation was formed in 2017 as a 501(3)(C) non-profit charitable organization which allows for tax-deductible contributions to be received.
Our major purpose is to “help people who help people” and follow the direction of Philippians 2:4 which states,
“Look not only on your interests, but also on the interests of others.”
The Bible has several versions of this verse but each version gives clear direction that we are to be concerned about our fellow man and the difficulties that they may face and that is what The Ollek Foundation endeavors to do.
It should be noted that NONE OF THE OFFICERS AND/OR DIRECTORS OF THE OLLEK FOUNDATION RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION so we can direct more funds to those needing help.
We have been blessed early in our formation to assist groups such as Cleaning For a Reason, a National organization dedicated to providing FREE house cleaning services for Women fighting cancer. One of our directors personally witnessed, in 2017, the outstanding service they provide. While Rich lost his wife to colon cancer, the free house cleaning they provided through their local affiliate, The Cleaning Authority in Wichita, Kansas to assist him and his wife Kelly during her struggles was truly outstanding and greatly appreciated.
Dick Ollek of The Ollek Foundation presenting a check to Lynn Frankenfield, Executive Director of Cleaning For A Reason.
In addition, we have presented a check to Victory in the Valley Inc., also a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting cancer patients and their families with food and other necessities of life that enable them to focus their efforts on fighting that dreaded disease.
Ron and Rich Ollek of The Ollek Foundation presenting a check to Diana Thome, RN, BS Executive Director of Victory in the Valley and Eunice May, Assistant Director of Victory in The Valley.
Donate to the Ollek Foundation
Any help is appreciated
If you have any questions or want to contribute by mail we can be reached at 573.434.9296 and
The Ollek Foundation
11245 W. Neville Ct.
Wichita, Kansas 67205
Officers and Directors
Ronald (Ron) Ollek—President
Barbara (Barb) Ollek—Vice President
Richard (Dick) Ollek—Vice President
Robyn (Ollek) Gruenwald—Secretary
Richard (Rich) Ollek, Jr.—Treasurer
FOOD DRIVE SUCCESSFUL
Our food drive to help fill the pantry for Victory in the Valley was a wonderful success on October 7, 2017. We collected over $4,000 in food, several hundred dollars in gift cards and several hundred more dollars in cash. This is in addition to the $500 check we presented in September. THANK YOU to everyone who helped in this worthwhile endeavor. We had contributions from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and Nebraska. In fact, we had one lady drove five and a half hours from Texas to contribute.
If you missed out and still want to help you can go to the right side of this web page and contribute one of the amounts shown. We’ll both be glad you did.
Shown below are pictures of some of the food delivered to Victory in the Valley. President Ron is resting on his two wheeler after unloading the trailer.
THANK YOU again to all who contributed. We appreciate it and so do the recipients of your generosity. Just another way we can all help people who help people.
More fundraising events are planned to further the efforts to assist those individuals and families that need assistance. You too can assist us in this endeavor by contributing much-needed funds.