Category Archives: Partnerships

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 »

City of Topeka Social Service Grant Applications Open for 2021 Funding

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: 5.1.2020 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way of Greater Topeka to oversee Request for Proposal and Grant Management process May 1, 2020, TOPEKA, KS—As a vendor for the City of Topeka, United Way of Greater Topeka announces the release of the 2021… Read More »

Familywize helps with prescriptions during pandemic

United Way national partner offers prescription discount and help arranging delivery for medications (Topeka, KS, March 30, 2020) United Way of Greater Topeka is committed to connecting residents to prescription savings resources during the coronavirus pandemic through its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities…. Read More »

2018 Pacesetter

SHINE A LIGHT ON SCHOOL SUCCESS SHAWNEE COUNTY CELEBRATES NATIONAL HONOR AND HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING Topeka, Kansas (October 21, 2019) – Community members, educators, and local leaders and decision-makers will join the Shawnee County Campaign for Grade- Level Reading (SNCO-CGLR) at the Kansas Capitol (2nd Floor North Wing) from 11 a.m. to 12… Read More »

2018-19 Community Campaign: $2.53 million

July 25, 2019–United Way of Greater Topeka thanked its donors and partners today for pledging $2,531,552.25 in the past year to support work in education, financial stability in health for the residents of the Greater Topeka area. United Way staff, volunteers and supporters attended the noon celebration announcement at Capitol Federal’s pocket park at 7th… 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 »

Help Close the Gap

MEDIA RELEASE 5.8.2019 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5111 E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way Calls on Community to “Close the Gap” and Protect Vital Services MAY 8, 2019, TOPEKA, KS—United Way of Greater Topeka leaders, partners and donors assembled today to ask for the community’s help to keep vital programs fully supported in… Read More »

UWGT announces new tutoring partnerships with schools

United Way announces new tutoring partnerships with grade schools in three districts TOPEKA, KS, Nov. 19, 2018—United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) has announced new partnerships with three Shawnee County school districts to expand math and reading tutoring. The new grants will help students reach and stay on grade-level in elementary reading and math in… Read More »