ELNA has been the advocacy voice for East Lawrence for nearly a half century. For over 40 years, our work has been partially funded by small annual Community Development Block Grants. After a significant funding cut last year, we were disappointed to be informed by City staff in January that we should not expect to receive any CDBG funding in the coming fiscal year. This is especially devastating because the YArt Sale, Kaw Valley Kickball concessions and other normal fundraising activities are not feasible during the pandemic. It is also disappointing because we have collaborated so closely and successfully with several City departments on policy initiatives in the last several months.
If you value the work that ELNA does, please consider making a donation to ELNA. You can make a one-time donation by clicking the “Donate” button to the right on this page, or mailing us a check at PO Box 442393, Lawrence, KS 66044-2393. Better yet, if you can afford to do so, please click over to this page, and you’ll find a “Donate” button that helps you make a monthly contribution in any amount of your choosing. Your monthly $2, $5, $10 or $25 can help fund our hardworking Neighborhood Coordinator, this newsletter, our activities and so much more! With your help, we can ensure that ELNA will be the advocacy voice for East Lawrence for another 40 years!
— Barry Shalinsky, Board President, March 2021
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