What we've done

These are the events in which our volunteers have participated.

Wichita's Littlest Heroes Christmas Party

On Sunday, December 3, 2023, we had a blast attending the Wichita's Littlest Heroes Christmas party and collecting grateful messages for healthcare workers from children and families who are affected by a child's life-altering diagnosis.

Lexi's LAMB Foundation 5k

On Sunday, October 29, 2023, we admired runners who braved the unexpected cold and ice to raise money for Lexi's Lamb Foundation and we were honored to collect their heartfelt messages for healthcare workers.

OK Elementary Trunk or Treat 2023

The PTO at OK Elementary invited us to participate in their school's Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 26, 2023. The students created a bunch of fantastic messages which were dropped off for staff at Wesley Children's Hospital.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2023

On Sunday, October 22, 2023, we attended the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk put on by the American Cancer Society. Participants wrote some truly meaningful messages which were given to local cancer clinics.

Botanica's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2023

Throughout the five days of their exciting Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Botanica graciously allowed us to collect messages of gratitude in the Bee House again. Wichita totally showed up for the event and wrote a whopping 591 messages for us to distribute to hospitals and clinics.

Open Streets ICT - Douglas

Open Streets ICT on Sunday, September 17, 2023 was a blast! So many people out on Douglas and they wrote 123 messages of gratitude.

Open Streets ICT - NoMar

On Sunday, May 7, 2023, we loved the enthusiastic response we got from the community. They wrote almost 100 messages of gratitude.

Open Streets ICT - WSU/Shocker Neighborhood

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, we joined the first Open Streets ICT to be held in the WSU/Shocker Neighborhood. Turnout was great despite the extreme wind and pretty chilly conditions.

Dia de los Muertos

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, we had the privilege of tabling at Dia de los Muertos at Nomar. The powerful sense of culture and community made for a rich day, and the community spirit carried over into the messages people wrote for healthcare workers.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, we attended the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk put on by the American Cancer Society. They graciously gave us table space and we collected some truly meaningful messages.

Botanica's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2022

On Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2022, Botanica generously allowed us to collect messages at their Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. We had Halloween themed notes for children to write and color in and they and their grown-ups made hundreds of fantastic messages. Many of the adults said it was the first time in a while they've had the opportunity to use crayons.

Open Streets ICT - Douglas

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, we enjoyed tabling at Open Streets ICT - Douglas. It was hot but fun, and people stopped and wrote quite a few messages.

Cowtown Community Days!

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, we tabled at Cowtown Community Days, an event where the Old Cowtown Museum hosts vendors from around the area. It was another hot summer day but we still received a few messages and had quite a bit of enthusiasm for the stickers and car magnets.

ICT Loves Dutch's

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, we tabled at ICT Loves Dutch's, an event to raise money for the RUNX1 Research Program. We received several heartfelt messages, a few donations, and had lots of people excited to pick up Wichita heart flag stickers, clings, and car magnets. It was an extraordinarily hot day so the event was relaxed and low-key.

Open Streets ICT - NoMar

On May 1, 2022, we took advantage of Open Streets ICT to collect messages of gratitude for the medical community and hand out Wichita heart flag stickers, clings, and key tags. We received 63 messages to pass on to our local healthcare workers, including some beautifully colored Wichita heart flags from children.

Sidewalk Chalking

In Fall of 2021, we got permission to chalk sidewalks with messages of support at several local hospitals. Where it was possible at one hospital, we also posted laminated signs expressing gratitude.

Ascension St. Francis Hospital, Oct 3, 2021

Wesley Medical Center, Oct 21, 2021

Kansas Medical Center, Oct 24, 2021

Ascension St. Joseph's Hospital, Nov 7, 2021

Cheering for Healthcare Workers

The week of Thanksgiving 2021, we cheered hospital staff at shift change, spending one evening at each of Wichita's two largest hospitals.

Ascension St. Francis Hospital, Nov 23, 2021

Wesley Medical Center, Nov 25, 2021