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2020 Day of Giving Results

UNITED WAY DAY OF GIVING RAISES $18,341 TOPEKA, KS, June 12, 2020—United Way of Greater Topeka donors, with a strong assist from media partner WIBW television, raised more than $17,000 in just 24 hours during its first-ever Day of Giving. Donations continued to come in after the technical end to the day, pushing the final… Read More »

United Way receives $228,000 grant for Imagination Library

Imagination Library Partners Announce $228,000 Grant from Kansas Health Foundation Three-year contribution benefits early literacy efforts of United Way and Library July 10, 2019, TOPEKA, KS — Young readers in Shawnee County have received a big boost from the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). United Way of Greater Topeka CEO Jessica Lehnherr and Topeka and Shawnee… 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 »

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 »