United Way of the Plains organizes President's Day community service

United Way of the Plains

WICHITA, Kan. More than 200 employees with Credit Union of America Monday stepped up with an effort to give back to its community. This effort included helping the Wichita Police Department in its response to crisis situations involving families and young children.

Specifically, employees took part in a special community service project with the United Way Volunteer Center, making 100 stuffed animal bags for children in crisis, blankets for homeless teens and more.

The United Way says the stuffed animal bags are put into Wichita Police Department vehicles for officers to give to children they encounter who are in a crisis.

The effort also included the creation of 25 fleece-tie blankets for the Wichita Children's Home SOS program, 800 diaper resource bags and 150 teacher-appreciation bags including school supplies, books and other items.

The United Way of the Plains says Monday's effort from the Credit Union of America carries on a President's Day tradition in place since 2014.