Green Wish Lawrence is our first chapter planted outside of Los Angeles. It launched in June 2012, and is based in Lawrence, Kan. With a generous grant from a local financial planning firm, McDaniel Knutson Financial Partners, Green Wish Kansas held a city-wide launch event with guest speaker Raphael Sbarge, attracting over 100 attendees to kick off the start of the chapter. The organization began successfully fundraising for five non-profits based in Northeast Kansas in August 2012. In February 2013, the first donation checks were mailed to the beneficiary charities the chapter supports. Lawrence and the surrounding communities have embraced Green Wish as an effective way to raise awareness of local green projects and involve the community in giving back.