United Way of Greater Topeka presents check to Jackson County Ministerial Alliance Christmas Bureau

For Immediate Release: Nov. 18, 2014

UNITED WAY CONTACT: Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director
Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592 | E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org

TOPEKA, KAN. (Nov. 18, 2013) – For the third year, United Way of Greater Topeka is helping make Christmas brighter for families in Jackson County. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, United Way board member Tonya Barta and Shannon Wittmer of United Way’s Jackson County Advisory Committee will present a check for $5,000 to Kay Smith, co-organizer of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance Christmas Bureau. The presentation will take place at the Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton.

“United Way is pleased to be working in Jackson County and recognizes the support it receives from local residents,” said Barta. “It is a pleasure to be able to invest some of that support back into the county through the Christmas Bureau to help brighten some residents’ holidays.”

Last year, JCMA’s Christmas Bureau received 225 applications for help and served a total of 829 people.



United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community. United Way serves Shawnee, Jackson and Jefferson counties.