Local organization works to create family-friendly workplaces

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- More than 70 businesses were represented at the Kansas Children's Service League's Annual Celebration Breakfast on Wednesday.

The event is a way to help support companies in creating family-friendly workplaces.

Kansas Children's Service League helps more than 40,000 children and families in the state every year.

"We're trying to encourage corporate involvement in creating family work environments," KCSL President Dona Boe said. "When parents feel valued and appreciated, they go home and value and appreciate their families and communities."

U.S. Bank employee Mackenzi Mondesir said he has seen first hand how company culture can benefit family life.

"It's all about that work life balance, and my company provides me the flexibility to work from home if I need to," said Mondesir.

KCSL encouraged each business to take steps that would make their company a more family-friendly place to work.

They also discussed issues like providing consistent work schedules, arranging childcare, and offering sustainable wages and benefits.

Boe said support from the company is vital to working parents.

"When parents feel valued and respected and have a great job, they are in turn better parents, and more productive workers," she added.

You can find out more about KCSL's mission here