Author Archives: Shilo Englert

Resource Corner: Free Tax Preparation

Want to do your taxes on your own? Watch our quick video below to learn about FREE tax filing for individuals who earned less than $64,000 last year. MyFreeTaxes is an easy, safe, and free way to file your taxes online. Available for residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, you can file your… Read More »

Imagine What Books Can Do

United Way and Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library are ready to make sure that every preschool child in Shawnee County can have books of their very own. Generous community donations have provided the initial $250,000 investment to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to the area. The program is free to participants, but relies on… Read More »

Thank You Christmas Bureau Adopters and Donors!

With just a week to go before Christmas, all households that applied and qualified for Christmas Bureau were officially adopted! Director of Volunteer Engagement Kimberly Wolff, Christmas Bureau Coordinator Bobbi Hines, and Lee Schwartz and the rest of our volunteers worked alongside se2 programmers to take in and process more than 1,900 applications.  Although warm… Read More »

Basic Needs Investment Panels Wrap Up

When United Way of Greater Topeka began working to solve the root causes of problems in our community, our board and volunteers understood that it would also be essential to continue providing support for Basic Needs. Basic Needs like food, health care and prescription access, rent and utility assistance, and even safety from domestic violence… Read More »

You Rocked it Again!

In addition to 1,100 pounds collected on site, Double Diamond Sponsor Prairie Band Casino and Resort collected food for the entire month of December. We just got this email from Harvesters: I wanted to give you the final results for the Prairie Band Casino Donation and United Rocks grand total!  Yesterday the driver picked up… Read More »

Food Drive Suggestions

Don’t forget the food! Harvesters encourages donations of the following non-perishable food items. Bring your food to the concert and Harvesters volunteers will make sure it gets to those who need it in our community. The suggested donation is 3-5 items, but please give as much as you can! NO GLASS CONTAINERS PLEASE! Canned vegetables… Read More »

May the Force Be With You!

With the new Star Wars movie Rogue One hitting theaters just two weeks after the concert, we’re tapping into that energy stream by having costumed members of the 501st Legion on hand to visit with concert-goers before the show. The 501st is a Lucsasfilm-approved organization that uses the power of Star Wars to benefit nonprofit… Read More »