Hawker Beechcraft donated $50,000 to the Wichita Children’s Home during a special ceremony held on Dec. 17. Hawker Chairman and CEO Jim Schuster presented the check to Sarah Robinson, Executive Director of the Wichita Children’s Home, continuing a tradition of corporate giving during the Christmas season. The company and its employees have donated nearly $500,000 to the Wichita Children’s Home over the last five years, Schuster said. In addition to the $50,000 from HBC, supplier Rockwell Collins donated $10,000 to the Home.
“We value the dedication and work of the Wichita Children’s Home for helping children who find themselves in situations beyond their control,” Schuster said. “This donation from HBC and our employees shows our appreciation for their efforts to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.”
The Children’s Home is Wichita’s oldest charitable institution. It was founded in 1888 as the city’s first orphanage for the support and care of destitute and homeless children.
“It is amazing to see the continued commitment of Hawker Beechcraft and its employees,” Sarah Robinson said. “The generosity of HBC employees means we can continue supporting the thousands of children [who] walk through our doors each year.”
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