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Wichita Non-Profits Receive Gift Of Gold Coins

Deborah Shaar

Two Wichita non-profits that serve people in need received a special donation this week: gold coins.

The Wichita Community Foundation presented one gold coin to Guadalupe Clinic and two coins to The Lord’s Diner. Each coin is valued at $1,300.

An anonymous donor set up the gold coin program in 2005 with a gift of $100,000.

Guadalupe Clinic has received six gold coins over the course of the years. Clinic director David Gear says the coins provide much needed assistance.

“The dollars generated from the gold coin have assisted the Guadalupe Health Foundation in supporting us both with these extreme expensive medications that we provide to our patients as well as help our general operating costs,” he says.

Guadalupe Clinic provides healthcare to people who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.

The Lord’s Diner works to combat hunger by providing nightly free meals.

This is the first time a non-profit received multiple gold coins in the same year.

Deborah joined the news team at KMUW in September 2014 as a news reporter. She spent more than a dozen years working in news at both public and commercial radio and television stations in Ohio, West Virginia and Detroit, Michigan. Before relocating to Wichita in 2013, Deborah taught news and broadcasting classes at Tarrant County College in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.