Entering year five of Giving Tuesday, the Central Kansas Community Foundation will try something a little new and different — capitalizing on "Taco Tuesday."

The first #givingtuesday Taco Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Newton Recreation Center.

"It will be soft and crunchy tacos," said Brenda Sooter of the CKCF. "You come in, and put whatever you want to on it. It will be  by donation — there is no charge but by donation."

A local business is helping sponsor the food for the day, but the CKCF hopes that those who come will chew on more than tacos.

There will be 44 different charities that can be supported during the Giving Tuesday event — all with unique needs.

The CKCF has published a "wish book" online at centralkansascf.org.

"We are promoting that giving opportunity for our local charities," Sooter said. "Some of our charities are only wanting volunteers, while others want specific things on their wish lists that are in our wishbook."

Any and all financial gifts made Nov. 27 will go directly to charities designated by the givers.





List of participating GiveNow Newton Charities 2017


Acupuncture Newton, Inc.

Agape Resource Center

American Cancer Society – Relay for Life

Asbury Park

Caring Hands Humane Society

Carriage Factory Art Gallery

CASA: A Voice for Children

Central Kansas Community Foundation

Community Playschool, Inc.

EmberHope Youthville

Friends of Harvey County ERT, Inc.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Grand Central

Harvey County Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Harvey County Habitat for Humanity

Harvey County Health Department

Harvey County Historical Museum

Harvey County Special Olympics

Harvey County United Way

Health Ministries Clinic

Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center

Heartland Pregnancy Care and Family Life Services

Kansas Christian Home

Kansas Learning Center for Health

Kauffman Museum

Kidron Bethel Village

New Hope Shelter

Newton Community Children’s Choir

Newton Et Cetera Shop

Newton Meals on Wheels

Newton Medical Center

Newton Mid-KS Symphony Orchestra Assoc.

Newton Presbyterian Manor

Newton Recreation Commission

Newton USD 373 Latchkey

Newton YMCA

Offender Victim Ministries

Peace Connections

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.

Prairie View, Inc.


Second Century Library Foundation

Sound of Heartland Ensemble

Trinity Heights Respite Care