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.
Kansas City Region won for the second year in a row, raising $3,588 for the
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.
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.
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
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.
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).
has approximately 2,500 employees. Last year, the agency raised $3,134 during