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

For Immediate Release
Oct 13. 2015

Katie Sullivan, Director of Community Impact
Phone: 785.228.5121
E-mail: katie.sullivan@unitedwaytopeka.org

HOLTON, KAN. (October 13, 2015) – For the third year, United Way of Greater Topeka is helping make Christmas brighter for families in Jackson County. At 4 p.m. Wednesday October 14th, United Way board members & Jackson County Advisory Committee Co-Chairs Tonya Barta and Carrie Saia will present a check for $5,000 to Jennifer Ingles and Jennifer Godfrey of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance Christmas Bureau. The presentation will take place at the Holton Community Hospital, 1110 Columbine Dr., in Holton.

“United Way is thrilled to once again reinvest in Jackson County by helping the JCMA Christmas Bureau,” Barta said. “We know this donation will help make the holidays brighter for some Jackson County residents. This is a reflection of generous donations, given through the United Way annual campaign, going back to help others.”

Last year, JCMA’s Christmas Bureau received 206 applications for help and served a total of 762 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 $110 million into the community. United Way serves Shawnee, Jackson and Jefferson counties.