Author Archives: United Way of Greater Topeka

United Way to celebrate reading with help of AT&T Pioneer Council and local celebrities

For Immediate Release 3/1/2016 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager Phone: 785.228.5111         Mobile: 785.383.7451 (day of event only) E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way to celebrate reading with help of AT&T Pioneer Council and local celebrities  TOPEKA, KS—Schools all across Shawnee County have special activities this week to honor the birthday of children’s book author Dr…. Read More »

Release of Requests for Proposals (RFPs)/Information Meeting for 2016 Spring Funding

Release of Requests for Proposals (RFPs)/Information Meeting for 2016 Spring Funding Charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way of Greater Topeka funding for Early Education Assistance for ages 0-3 and Parenting Education should plan to attend an information meeting on Friday, February 26, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public… Read More »

National Mentoring Month

  January is National Mentoring Month! Spending one hour each week – whether it’s helping with homework, playing games or just hanging out – means a young person has someone to turn to in moments big and small. Mentoring and tutoring play large roles in United Way’s On-Grade Achievement impact work. In addition to helping students succeed… Read More »

Christmas Bureau thanks community for 100% adoption rate

For Immediate Release January 11. 2015 UNITED WAY CONTACT Kimberly Wolff, Director of Volunteer Engagement Phone: 785.273.4804 E-mail: kimberly.wolff@unitedwaytopeka.org Christmas Bureau thanks community for 100% adoption rate  TOPEKA, KAN. (Jan.11, 2016) – Organizations, companies and individuals across Shawnee County made Christmas brighter for every person or family who registered with the 2015 Christmas Bureau. A… Read More »

United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Applications (RFAs) for 2016 Basic Needs funding

United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Applications (RFAs) for 2016 Basic Needs funding TOPEKA, KAN.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) funding for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to attend an information meeting on January 14th at the Holton Community Hospital. United Way will be releasing the 2016 Request… Read More »

Media Advisory – United Rocks Photo Opportunity

For Immediate Release November 11, 2015 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager Phone: 785.383.7451 Email: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org   Media Advisory WHAT:             Photo Opportunity—United Way of Greater Topeka, Harvesters—The Community Food Network, and the Kansas Army National Guard will be creating a display of donated food items in the Topeka Performing Arts Center beginning at 2:00… Read More »

Classic Rock Christmas Set to Fight Hunger and Rock the Holidays

For Immediate Release November 19, 2015 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.228.5111 | donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org Day of Event: 785.383.7451 Classic Rock Christmas Set to Fight Hunger and Rock the Holidays TOPEKA, KAN. (Nov. 19, 2015) –With temperatures expected to fall into the 20s this weekend, it looks like United Way of Greater Topeka and December… Read More »