After the Fairy Godmothers launched, it soon became apparent that local men were also falling through the cracks for needed services. In 2013, a group of nearly 75 dedicated and caring men formed The Guardians to address these needs.  

The Guardians’ vision is “Helping men with limited resources and immediate financial needs within the greater Manhattan, Kansas area by providing access to funds for essential services not met by traditional funding sources, so they have the opportunity to live self-sufficiently, with hope, and with dignity.” The Guardians provide grants of up to $600. Examples of past grants include buying tires so a man can get to his job or providing a bed for an elderly man.

Today, 157 members of The Guardians contribute to the organization. The fund has grown to a balance of $149,730, and by the end of 2019 The Guardians had given out $127,039 in grants.

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