WE ARE EXCITED TO HELP
June 16 was the date that we were privileged to host a food and clothing drive in the Quantum Credit Union parking lot for the benefit of the WICHITA FAMILY CRISIS CENTER .
Thank you to the countless people who responded with several thousand dollars worth of food, clothing, and gift cards. We even secured a like new sofa sleeper that was welcomed by the Center.
This organization provides a tremendous service to families in crisis and it was our foundation’s privilege to assist them with this drive. Below are some pictures of the event. By the way, the pictures also show the used enclosed trailer we were able to secure through generous support of donors AND our beautiful new banner on the side of the trailer provided for us by TJ Smith of US LOGO Companies in Wichita, Kansas.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THOSE OF YOU THAT HELPED. WE ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR SUPPORT.
Getting ready with our new trailer and banner.The trailer is getting fuller.
SECOND ANNUAL VICTORY IN THE VALLEY FOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 7, 2018
Once again Quantum Credit Union at 6300 W. 21st in Wichita has allowed us to use their parking lot for this important food drive to replenish the food pantry for the holiday season. We will be parked with our trailer and volunteers from 8 AM until 12 NOON so mark your calendars and join us for this very worthwhile cause. We have pictures of us delivering the food from last year’s efforts shown later on this web site. We would love to surpass last year’s efforts but we just want to do the best job we can to help people who help people.
ON ANOTHER MATTER
Several people have asked if we have any kind of a newsletter or update on the foundation. If you are interested in receiving a quarterly update (not a plea for funds) please click here. We promise not to flood you with requests for financial assistance but you are always welcome to support us if you feel the work we do is worthwhile. By the way you can buy an adorable t shirt for only $20. See the section on the side for further details. The newsletter would just be our way to communicate our efforts at helping people who help people.
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.
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
Donate $20 or more and get a free shirt!
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 even send you a t-shirt for a $20 or more contribution! 🙂 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.