Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, is now accepting scholarship applications.
The foundation awards scholarship grants to residents of Michaels Organization properties who are pursuing some form of higher education, in college, a trade or professional school, or an institute.
The scholarships are available to the family members of active-duty service members residing in housing communities owned or managed by the companies of The Michaels Organization, which includes Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities.
Last year, 24 Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities residents received scholarship grants. In 30 years, the foundation awarded more than $8 million in grants to worthy students throughout the country.
To download a copy of the application, visit https://www.michaelsscholars.com/. Printed applications are available at the FLFHC Community Management office at 220 Hancock Ave. Deadline for applications is April 15. Transcripts are required.
For more information, call (913) 682-6300.
KC Mission donations
FLFHC has partnered with the City Union Mission Christian Life Center. The second Saturday of each month, items to be donated to the mission can be placed at curbside before 10 a.m. For each donation, the mission will give a voucher for tax credit that can be written off income taxes.
The mission accepts clothing, furniture and other household items but not mattresses, cribs or carseats. Separate any bulk trash from donations and place clothing and shoes inside plastic bags marked for mission donation. Anything left on the curb Monday will be collected as bulk trash and not a donation.
Have a child with a birthday in February? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Feb. 21.
Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by Feb. 21. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
In the average home, 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance.
Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details, and don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
Resources for on-post residents
On-post housing residents should contact these resources about housing concerns:
• The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (913) 682-6300.
• The FLFHC Maintenance Office and Self-Help Store, 800 W. Warehouse Road, phone number is (913) 651-3838. Residents can also submit routine maintenance requests via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Garrison Housing Oversight Office, call 684-5684 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The resident’s military chain of command.
• Garrison Commander’s Office, call 684-2993 or the Commander’s Housing Concern Hotline at 684-3858.
In addition to these resources, residents can attend the monthly community mayors’ forum; attend the quarterly installation stakeholder meetings, a forum for the chain of command to share information and pass on community concerns; or participate in the quarterly Facebook town hall meetings.