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Altrusa International of Lawrence, Kansas, Inc.

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Welcome to Lawrence, Kansas Altrusa!

We have proudly served the Lawrence community since our founding in 1951.  Altrusa is an international non-profit organization, working to make our local communities better through leadership, partnership and service.  Our members work in partnership with many Lawrence groups. A few of the groups we support are:

  • Douglas County Senior Services
  • Family Promise of Lawrence
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Willow Domestic Violence Center
  • New York Elementary and Lawrence Education Achievement Partner (LEAP)
  • Lawrence Public Library Foundation
  • tiny-k Early Intervention

Literacy is an area of focus for our club.  Since 2001 our Lawrence Club's major literacy project has been Born to Read.  Lawrence Altrusans purchase and provide books to Lawrence Memorial Hospital so that every newborn in the hospital receives a book. We believe it is never too early to start being a reader!

This year we will have our 3rd Annual Authors and Appetizers fundraiser. It is a wonderful evening featuring two authors who discuss their books and the craft of writing. The evening also includes a silent auction. This event helps us fund our many projects throughout the year.

We enjoy meeting twice a month (on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays), as good food and fellowship make work easy.  Club members join committees and benefit from each others strengths and skills.  We invite speakers to share activities, events and issues in our local community so we are aware and can participate in making an impact in Lawrence.

If you live in the Lawrence area, we would love to meet you!  Contact me for more information!

Karen Wycoff

Altrusa of Lawrence Club President 2017-2019


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