Teaming Up to Tackle Literacy

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Goodwill and Capitol Federal Donate 1000+ Books to United Way of the Plains
WICHITA, KAN. — Powerhouse organizations will come together as Goodwill Industries of Kansas will join Capitol Federal to deliver over 1000 new or gently used children’s books to United Way of the Plains. This donation is a culmination of efforts by these organizations to inspire children to become lifelong learners.

“When you have an opportunity to partner with organizations like The United Way and Capitol Federal to amplify reach and impact, you lean into it and put your capabilities to use,” said Laura Ritterbush, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kansas. “In this case, we collected books through our 18 retail stores for this particular drive,” she continued.

The United Way of the Plains will distribute the books to nonprofits that work with children through their Give Items of Value Program.

About Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Goodwill Industries of Kansas provides opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers to employment seeking independent and productive lives. Hundreds of people with disabilities receive case management services and develop life and job skills through employment at Goodwill’s home office and in the community. Whether it be recycling donated items or preparing insulation for local aviation manufacturers, Goodwill clients and employees have found success and become more independent through work in our contracts division.

In addition, adults work toward their GED and other certificate programs through NexStep Alliance, a partnership between Goodwill and WSU Tech. More than 1,400 individuals receive services through Goodwill each year. These programs are supported by 18 retail stores in Kansas along with an online division at For more information about Goodwill, visit