Based in Lawrence, KS for over 80 years, Allen Press is attached to this unique and wonderful place we call home. So we try to support it however we can. Every year Allen Press employees select local non-profits to support. Then we get to work organizing potlucks, silent auctions, bake sales, food and toy drives and overall good times for good causes.
The goal of the Lawrence Chamber is to spark business growth and represent its members This organization has supported and promoted businesses within Lawrence and the Douglas County region for 138 years.
The EDC of Lawrence & Douglas County provides leadership and advocacy to the community in order to achieve job and wage growth, workforce development, an expanded tax base and economic prosperity for the citizens of Lawrence and Douglas County.
Douglas County Toys for Tots is 100% volunteer run and all toy donations stay right here in our community. Donated items are set up in a shop so parents can select just the items for their kids. The group will even deliver toys if people can’t come to them.
United Way of Douglas County works to get the community moving and make connections among people and organizations who can help advance the common good. Education, health care and access to tools and support for self sufficiency are their main focuses.
Just Food of Douglas County runs a food bank and hosts community programs that teach people how to eat healthy on a fixed income. It helps people help themselves and gives a little extra when people need it.
The Lawrence Community Shelter is committed to giving guidance and shelter to individuals in our community who, for whatever reason are homeless at the moment. At full capacity, they can shelter 125 men, women and children each night.
The Lawrence Schools Foundation recognizes a Distinguished Teacher of the Year each May at Lawrence and Free State High Schools. We’re proud to fund the LHS award and support all of our outstanding USD 497 educators.
Red Dog’s Dog Days is a free community workout for all ages. Thousands of people participate year-round. The dedicated ones who attend a set number of workouts in a season get a coveted Red Dog’s Dog Days t-shirt, which Allen Press is proud to sponsor along with many other Lawrence businesses.