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