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 »
For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5111 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org United Way to release Request for Proposals for 3-year impact grants Agencies encouraged to attend informational meeting on March 2 February 13, 2018, TOPEKA, KS—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for… Read More »
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By Tammy G. Bruzon, America Saves America Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. This America Saves Week, try… Read More »
United Way is passionate about financial literacy! We are pleased to invite you to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library “Money Smart Day” April 2nd. There will be several workshops and presentations on credit, home buying, student loans, retirement, etc.
Two years ago Tracy received a letter in the mail with the word “HOPE” on it. It was that postcard that changed her life. Tracy, a single mom with two young sons, weighed 375 pounds and was barely making it paycheck to paycheck. She called the number on the postcard and was connected to Housing… Read More »
What Press Conference When Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2-3 pm Where Johnston Community Center 2021 SE Market Street Topeka, KS Why We are inviting our partners, volunteers and investors to join us as we announce the beginning of the Neighborhood Opportunities for Wellness (NOW) initiative–a collaboration of United Way of Greater Topeka and the Topeka… Read More »
When I first started the HOPE Program I didn’t have much hope. I had a lot of debt but it was spread out in a lot of different areas, such as medical bills, car repairs, taxes, student loans, and personal loans. I felt overwhelmed and it seemed like I owed everyone. I just couldn’t seem… Read More »
The following is an actual letter from a client of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.’s HOPE program which is funded by United Way of Greater Topeka. The names of the client and mentor have been omitted to protect their privacy. HOPE provides financial counseling to individuals and families struggling with debt, helping them develop plans… Read More »