Sam Brownback and members of his family regularly do volunteer work at the Topeka Rescue Mission.

Sam Brownback and members of his family regularly do volunteer work at the Topeka Rescue Mission.


And, with Brownback about to take office as Kansas' next governor, a couple of hours there with more than a dozen transition team members also became an opportunity to promote volunteerism.


The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Brownback, family members and his staff were at the Rescue Mission on Thursday to help sort donations and work alongside volunteers who helped homeless children pick out Christmas gifts.


For Brownback, the work kicked off his Heart of Kansas Project for promoting volunteerism. Activities ahead of his Jan. 10 inauguration include a blood drive and other charity work in three communities.