Embrace Warm Hearts

Dear Friends of Warm Hearts of Douglas County:

It has been thirty-two years since Warm Hearts of Douglas County was established as a non-profit agency to offer financial assistance to low-income households struggling to pay their home heating-fuel bills in the city of Lawrence and Douglas County..

Again this winter, many Lawrence and Douglas County households will agonize over the cost of their heating bills. They will be forced to chose between food or much needed medicine. For them, the issue goes beyond comfort. It’s a matter of safety and well-being.

Donating is now easier than ever. You can now make your secure, tax-deductible donation online— through PayPal here. Of course, you’re still welcome to donate by check, but in either instance Black Hills will match the amount of your donation.

Thanks to people like you, last year Warm Hearts helped more than 1,100 local residents– many of them the elderly, the disabled,— and families with small children — in more than 500 homes. Applicants are carfully screened and have a household income below 185 % of federal poverty guidelines.

Yes, we have households facing unwarranted adversity right here in Lawrence and Douglas County each winter including hard-working people suddenly left without an income after a layoff.

Every penny you donate goes directly to qualifying applicants. Our promotional needs are met by a grant, and our volunteer board donates the time and care it takes to make Warm Hearts an important part of this great community.

Please give what you can to Warm Hearts of Douglas County. It’s a gift of warmth that will make you feel warm as well.

Kind regards,

The Warm Hearts board of community volunteers


Please Note:

Matching funds double the power of your donation to Warm Hearts of Douglas County.

Through the Black Hills Cares program, natural gas service provider Black Hills Energy matches every donation to Warm Hearts. Black Hills Cares dollars are applied to heating bills for natural gas, wood or propane.

Again, your gift of warmth is greatly appreciated.

Please don’t forget–double your donation with a check payable to Black Hills Cares and mail it to:

Warm Hearts of Douglas County
P.O. Box 1555
Lawrence, KS 66044-8555

Download a Donation Form

PDF file View the brochure for complete information.