Kansas Children's Service League honored the Capitol Federal Foundation at its 119th annual meeting and awards lunch.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Children's Service League honored a corporate citizen for being a friend to children at its 119th annual meeting and awards lunch Friday afternoon.
KCSL awarded the Capitol Federal Foundation with the Corporate Friend of Children Award at the Topeka Country.
The Foundation has supported KCSL in its mission to protect children from abuse since 1997, donating close to $400,000 over the years and sponsoring KCSL's Red Stocking Breakfast fundraisers.
League President and CEO Dona Booe said the instances of child abuse reports in 2011 actually went up. Capitol Federal's financial support and especially the volunteer work performed by its employees were tremendously appreciated.
"The issue of child abuse is not going away. But we do know the answers to helping and improving our community outcomes," she told 13 News. "That's about helping parents be the best they can be, providing the training and education and support the parents need to be good to their children."
"We're very pleased to recognize those people across the state who have done tremendous service for the children and families and made a difference in the prevention of child abuse," she said.
Three Capitol Federal Foundation volunteers currently on KCSL's local community councils.
KCSL is a statewide not-for-profit agency with a mission to protect and promote the well-being of children.