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Newsroom DCF Raises Record Amount For Charities during NCAA Tournament

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to announce today, the agency raised $11,711 for charity during the third annual DCF Charity Championship.


The Kansas City Region won for the second year in a row, raising $3,588 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.


Each of DCF’s four regions, as well as the administrative staff in Topeka, competed to see which could raise the most money during the NCAA basketball tournament this past several weeks. Each region selected a specific local charity to benefit. In all, the agency raised more than three times what it raised during last year’s competition.


“For the past three years, this has been a great way to boost employee morale, team spirit and help our community partnering organizations,” Secretary Gilmore said. “This year, our staff really got excited about benefitting these charities and donated a considerable amount, which will have a great impact in our communities.”


During the days of the tournament, DCF employees voluntarily made a minimum $3 donation so they could wear their college team T-shirts, polos or sweatshirts. For $2 more, the employee could wear jeans that day as well.


The other charities selected by the regions include Habitat for Humanity (West Region), ICT S.O.S. (Wichita Region), Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas (East Region) and Project Topeka (DCF Administration).


DCF has approximately 2,500 employees. Last year, the agency raised $3,134 during the tournament.