Annual Take Our Youth Shopping (TOYS) Drive!

Ballard kids had a magical morning on December 7th filled with yummy breakfast, a visit with Santa, an exciting shopping trip and lots of time spent with our new police officer friends! Thank you to the Lawrence Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriffs Department, the University of Kansas Police Department, McDonalds, Walmart, and Hallmark for…

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A Look At Success

We’ve seen the statistics, and sometimes they seem daunting. The number of homeless people in Lawrence and Douglas County has risen in the last five years. Despite significant recent gains, Douglas County has lost nearly 500 employed workers in the last year. Nearly 19% of the population exist on wages below the poverty level. There…

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