The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Manhattan, Kansas plans to improve the customer shopping experience both online and in-store. This plan includes enhancing the website for better online shopping, passing out branded PPE masks for customers and employees, as well as modifying the store layout to streamline traffic flow and make it easier for customers to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.

“This group cares a lot for the Habitat for Humanity mission and understands the role the ReStore plays in Manhattan, KS. They not only came up with an action plan that addresses the immediate concerns of COVID-19, but it also has the potential to improve the overall performance of the ReStore in the long-term.”

– Brandon Kliewer, Facilitator

More Community Action Plans

Here’s what else is new in grassroots efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

  • Emporia Public Library: Encourage families to stay home by creating “Family Grab and Go Kits” with supplies like food coupons, board games, cards and covid informational sheets.
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College Campus Wonderland Team: Provide Walmart gift cards for 36 families of KCKCC students to reduce the financial burden of purchasing supplies needed to stay safe, healthy and clean.
  • GLSEN Kansas: To overcome the feeling of being “oppressed” when asked to wear a mask, GLSEN in Wichita will pass out gift cards along with educational materials to passersby who are wearing a mask.
  • Leadership Reno County: Display signage around Reno county raising awareness of mental health issues due to the pandemic.
  • Kansas Conference of the NAACP: Hand out masks and educational messaging about the importance of wearing masks to Wichita residents.
  • North Central Kansas Tech Dept Chair: Install water bottle filling stations around the NCK Tech Beloit campus.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 160
Action Plans Pending: 348

Kansas Beats the Virus is a partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the State of Kansas to activate KLC’s statewide network to generate local solutions that slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the effort is to spark more than 1,000 small group meetings before the end of 2020.

Learn more about Kansas Beats the Virus and other action plans groups are developing.