Every June since 2013, the Topeka Community Foundation has pulled together the a huge community event: TOPEKA GIVES. Fairlawn Plaza is so glad to host this gathering: in June, 168 of Topeka’s favorite non-profits set up shop inside our Mall for a marathon 12 hour meet-and-greet. It’s always a wonderful day: the Mall is buzzing with neighbors meeting neighbors and folks discovering new local organizations. It’s an amazing thing to see so many people support our community’s non-profits during Topeka Gives.
And that’s no mis-nomer: Topeka DOES give! And BIG: this year, a record-breaking $512,000+ was donated on that one day… and the Topeka Community Foundation kicked in another $83,000 in match funds, bringing this year’s grand total to $595,665, which was distributed among the participating non-profit organizations.
We’re proud of the fine work that the Topeka Community Foundation does… and glad to live in such a generous community. Way to shine, Topeka!