Category Archives: Basic Needs

2019 Basic Needs RFP

2019 Basic Needs RFP Timeline October 8, 2018 Request for proposal (RFP) released to community November 8, 2018 Proposals due to UWGT via e-CImpact online by 5:00 pm Dec. 3 – 14, 2018 Investment panel sessions (click to see panel volunteer opportunities) December 20, 2018 Applicants notified January 1, 2019 Grant cycle begins This post is a summary… Read More »

Christmas Bureau Adopters Serve 1,812 Households

Christmas Bureau adopters and United Way serve 1,812 households TOPEKA, KAN. (DEC. 19, 2017) – Community members and organizations and United Way of Greater Topeka are making sure that all 1,812 households that qualified for adoption through the Christmas Bureau have a merrier Christmas this week. This was the first year since 2014 that not… Read More »

Request for Proposals: 2018 Basic Needs Grants

INVESTMENT PANEL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Contact Kimberly Wolff to sign up.     View/Download the PDF file of the 2018 Basic Needs RFP. Download the Microsoft Word file of the 2018 Basic Needs RFP. 2018 Basic Needs Request for Proposal October 30, 2017 Contents United Way of Greater Topeka Grant Availability RFP Process Timeline Organizational Eligibility Requirements… Read More »

2018 Basic Needs RFP Available October 30, 2017

For Immediate Release October 11, 2017 Juliet McDiffett, Director of Community Impact 785-273-4804 x122 United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2018 Basic Needs Grants October 11, 2017, TOPEKA, KANS.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to… Read More »

2017 Christmas Bureau applications start October 24

For Immediate Release 10/6/2017 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.228.5111 2017 Christmas Bureau Application Process Starts October 24 at New Location October 6, 2017, Topeka, KAN– Topeka Housing Authority’s Johnston Community Center building in the Echo Ridge neighborhood will be the site for the 2017 Shawnee County Christmas Bureau application process. Low-income… Read More »

Jackson County volunteers needed

For Immediate Release February 14, 2017 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.273.480 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… 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 »