Tag Archives: volunteer

Volunteers Turn Out for Day of Caring

800 Nancy Perry Day Volunteers Mobilize for Nearly $100K of Service September 23, 2022, Topeka, KS—Nearly 800 volunteers fanned out across the greater Topeka area despite a drizzly start to Nancy Perry Day of Caring. Only two projects had to be postponed or cancelled because of the persistent rain, according to Jessica Neumann Barraclough, Vice… Read More »

Junior Leader Reader Hits 50K Book Milestone

Program Founder Ryan Yamka returns to celebrate at Pine Ridge Prep Preschool September 14, 2022, Topeka, KS—The founder of United Way of Greater Topeka’s Junior Leader Reader (JLR) program returned to the city today as the organization’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) celebrated a program milestone. Ryan Yamka, who started JLR to honor the memory of… Read More »

Kansas Volunteer Generation Fund Taps UWGT

Capacity grant will benefit Topeka area volunteer infrastructure and events TOPEKA, KS, Jan. 18, 2022—United Way of Greater Topeka announced today that it will serve as a subgrantee of the 2022 Kansas Volunteer Generation Fund Grant. The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded a total of $122,276 to seven Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the… Read More »

UWGT to pursue national volunteer credential

Kansas Volunteer Commission selects United Way of Greater Topeka to pursue national credentials If successful, UWGT will join the top 11% of nonprofits nationwide to earn volunteer management and organizational performance honor July 22, 2021, TOPEKA, Kan.—The Kansas Volunteer Commission recently announced that United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) will join a cohort of seven… Read More »

2021 Day of Giving is June 9

MEDIA ADVISORY 6/3/21 UNITED WAY CONTACTS Donna Swaffar, Communications Director WORKING REMOTELY 785.383.7451 (voice/text) Angel Romero, VP of Resource Development United Way Day of Giving Set for June 9 Fewer COVID restrictions mean new in-person events will complement 2nd annual online giving campaign United Way of Greater Topeka’s second annual Day of Giving happens Wednesday,… Read More »

2020 Christmas Bureau Intake

UNITED WAY CONTACTS Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org  Christmas Bureau Intake Begins Monday, October 26  COVID-19 precautions include two additional application sites, changes to adoption process TOPEKA, KS, October 16, 2020— The Christmas Bureau in Shawnee County has announced application and intake details for low-income individuals and families who could use a little… Read More »

Nancy Perry Day of Caring 2020

Governor Kelly, Nancy Perry kick off United Way Day of Caring Marlou Wegener and Angela Dake Receive Volunteer Awards TOPEKA, KS, September 18, 2020—Governor Laura Kelly and retired United Way CEO Nancy Perry welcomed a small and socially distanced in-person group as well as a live-stream audience to United Way of Greater Topeka’s Nancy Perry… Read More »

2017 Christmas Bureau applications start October 24

For Immediate Release 10/6/2017 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.228.5111 donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org 2017 Christmas Bureau Application Process Starts October 24 at New Location October 6, 2017, Topeka, KAN– Topeka Housing Authority’s Johnston Community Center building in the Echo Ridge neighborhood will be the site for the 2017 Shawnee County Christmas Bureau application process. Low-income… Read More »

2017 Annual Meeting

Sept. 28, 2017, Topeka, KAN–United Way of Topeka marked a transition of leadership today at its annual meeting. CEO Jessica Lehnherr spoke to more than 250 community leaders, volunteers and nonprofit partners at the noon gathering in the Maner Conference Center. Topeka Capital-Journal Publisher and United Way board member Zach Ahrens served as emcee for… Read More »

Nancy Perry Day of Caring 2016

UPDATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 We have a new date! We have secured the Forrest Park Retreat Center as the new breakfast location and are re-confirming projects with all our agencies. Thank you for your patience! Rescheduling more than 1,000 volunteers is a big challenge, but we are getting it done. Watch our Facebook page… Read More »