Jackson County volunteers needed

For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017

UNITED WAY CONTACT
Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager
785.273.480
donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org

Jackson County Volunteers Needed for Investment Panels
in Early March

February 14, 2017, TOPEKA, KANS.—Director of Volunteer Engagement Kimberly Wolff is searching for some dedicated Jackson County residents to serve on Basic Needs Investment Panels. Volunteers will review grant proposals in the areas of Food, Rent/Utility Assistance, and Health/Prescription Assistance.

Volunteers review proposals on their own before meeting with the full panel to make final decisions. United Way would like to have a minimum of 10 volunteers on each of the panels to help decide where United Way invests in Jackson County. Volunteers can sign up online at http://unitedwaytopeka.galaxydigital.com,  or they can email Wolff at kwolff@unitedwaytopeka.org.

2017 Jackson County Basic Needs Investment Panels

All panels will meat at the Holton Community Hospital in the lower level conference room.

Food
Wednesday, March 1
4-7 pm

Rent/Utility Assistance
Friday, March 3
9 am – noon

Health/Prescription Assistance
Monday, March 6
1-4 pm

ABOUT UNITED WAY OF GREATER TOPEKA 

Our Vision: Connected individuals and families maximizing their full potential.

Our Mission: To achieve positive sustainable change through education, financial stability and health for everyone in our community.

United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to focus on building a brighter future. United Way remains dedicated supporting Basic Needs including food, 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 OF GREATER TOPEKA IN JACKSON COUNTY

In 2012, Jackson County officially became part of United Way of Greater Topeka.  A year later, two Jackson County residents joined the United Way Board of Directors and a Jackson County Advisory Committee was established. Planning meetings began with Jackson County community members, and a Basic Need Survey collected data on community priorities.  Since 2012 United Way has raised and invested $95,900 back into Jackson County.

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