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RSVP Coffee Hour

  The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be having its next coffee hour on Thursday, February 12th from 10-11 a.m. at the United Way of Greater Topeka located at 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd. Seniors 55+ are invited to come and enjoy coffee, refreshments, and to learn how they can make a difference in our community through RSVP…. Read More »

Kids who can read can succeed — Why United Way is part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

There is strong evidence that increasing the general knowledge and vocabulary of a child before age 6 is is a key determinant of success later in life. This is why United Way of Greater Topeka invests in early education for children age zero to five. We are also part of the nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading which focuses on grade-level reading by the end of third… Read More »

Centenarian, others to be recognized at Retired and Senior Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Sept. 30

For Immediate Release: Sept. 29, 2014 UNITED WAY CONTACT: Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director | Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592 | E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org WHAT:             Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Shawnee and Douglas                                                    … Read More »

Retired and Senior Volunteer Recognition Breakfast set for Sept. 30

For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2014 UNITED WAY CONTACT: Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5117 | E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org TOPEKA, KAN. (Sept. 22, 2014) – The 2014 Recognition Breakfast for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Shawnee and Douglas Counties is set for 9-11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Big Gage Shelter House, 635 SW Gage. The RSVP… Read More »

United Way Nancy Perry Day of Caring set for Friday, Sept. 12

For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2014 Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director | Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592 E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org TOPEKA, KAN. (Sept. 5, 2014) — United Way of Greater Topeka’s Nancy Perry Day of Caring is set for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Some 700 company employees and community volunteers will take on 60 projects for non-profits, schools and… Read More »

Tickets go on sale for United Rocks! benefit concert and holiday food drive

For Immediate Release: Aug. 21, 2014 UNITED WAY CONTACT: Al Hammons, United Way, Phone: 785-273-4804 | Cell: 785-230-2202 E-mail: al.hammons@unitedwaytopeka.org Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director, Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592 E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org Rock Stars from well-known bands to play TPAC to raise hunger awareness TOPEKA, KAN. – Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Aug. 22 for United Rocks! –… Read More »

United Rocks! concert to benefit United Way and Hunger Awareness

For Immediate Release Aug. 12, 2014 UNITED WAY CONTACT Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592 | E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org Rock star visits Topeka to announce Classic Rock Christmas by December People Band to play Christmas concert to support hunger awareness and United Way of Greater Topeka TOPEKA, KAN. (Aug. 13, 2014) – December People –… Read More »