Category Archives: Success Stories

Success Stories

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 »

Shawnee County Coalition Earns 3rd Pacesetter Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Jillian Fisher 785-228-5114 Jillian.Fisher@unitedwaytopeka.org Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors Announced SHAWNEE COUNTY RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN SUPPORTING EARLY SCHOOL SUCCESS Topeka, Kansas (June 11, 2018) – Shawnee County has been honored for the second year in a row as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). The… 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 »

Holly’s Story

Holly is a mother of four awesome kids and has been participating in the Heat Up Topeka program for 9 months.  She has struggled with her weight especially since having her last child.   Her busy schedule and hectic lifestyle made it difficult to adopt new behaviors like consistent exercise and healthier eating. The opportunity provided by this… Read More »

Couple gets access to healthy foods

Gardell and his wife moved to Topeka from Kansas City about four years ago. They appreciate the small-town feel of their neighborhood, especially the New Hope Food Pantry, a Harvesters partner agency right around the corner from their home. Although they’re in their 60s, the couple is active and both work full-time – he at… Read More »