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Join us for Topeka Gives!

posted Apr 15, 2014, 1:24 PM by Jill Shehi Chapman   [ updated May 27, 2014, 12:40 PM ]
Join us at Topeka Gives, a Fun Day of Giving and support LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center! 
  • Tuesday, June 3rd
  • Inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall
  • 7 am to 6pm
See you there!

Topeka Gives FAQ


What is Topeka Gives? A one-day event, celebrating charitable giving.  The Topeka Community Foundation will provide $35,000.00 in “match” money for contributions made to support 111 different nonprofit organizations in the community.


When is Topeka Gives? From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Rain or shine!


Where is Topeka Gives? Inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall – 21st and Fairlawn.


How and where do I donate? Contributions made by check, cash or credit card will be accepted inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall – the event will be held rain or shine.


Should I bring my children with me to Topeka Gives? Yes! Many of the nonprofit organizations will have kid-friendly, hands-on activities. In addition to having fun, you can model the joy of charitable giving to your children.


Which nonprofit organizations are participating? 111 different nonprofit organizations are participating. A full listing can be found at


Is there a minimum or maximum donation amount? There is a $25 minimum gift.  While there is no maximum gift amount … matching funds will be awarded to the first $1,000.00 of each donor’s contribution. There also is a limit of 5 agencies per donor contribution.


Can I mail in my donation? No. Contributions must be made in person at Fairlawn Plaza Mall that day.


Can I make my donation online? No. This is an in-person event and contributions must be made in person at Fairlawn Plaza Mall that day.


What methods of payment can I use? Cash, Check and Credit Card are welcomed

How will my gift be matched? Through Topeka Gives, the Topeka Community Foundation is offering a $35,000.00 pro-rated match and NOT a dollar-for-dollar match … The match percentage will be calculated as follows: $35,000.00/Total Gifts Raised = Match Percentage for each gift. 100% of your gift plus the Foundation’s match will be passed on to the organization(s) you select on your contribution form.


To whom should my check be made payable? Checks should be made payable to the Topeka Community Foundation and should accompany a contribution form outlining the nonprofit organization(s) being credited with your contribution. Forms will be available on the Foundation’s web site at and will be provided at the event.


Can I make a donation to more than one organization? Yes. There is a $25 minimum limit and your donation, provided it meets the $25 minimum per organization, can support up to 5 organizations.


What percentage of my donation will the organization receive? 100% of your gift will go to your selected organization(s).  We do not know and can not estimate what the match percentage will be. Through Topeka Gives, the Topeka Community Foundation offers a $35,000.00 pro-rated match (and NOT a dollar-for-dollar match).  The match percentage will be calculated as follows:  $35,000.00/Total Gifts Raised = Match Percentage for each gift.


Can my gift be private? Yes, you can choose for your gift to be made anonymously.


Is my gift tax deductible? Yes, your gift is 100% tax deductible as allowable by law.


Who can I contact for more information? For additional information, contact the Topeka Community Foundation at 785-272-4804.