We recognize that COVID-19 has made hosting a traditional United Way campaign difficult for many of our corporate partners. Below, you will find a set of tools and resources available to you to aid in conducting a virtual United Way campaign. This includes videos, as well as instructional sheets for virtual fundraising activities that can be completed in place of in-person events. In addition, you will also find resources to encourage and support volunteerism in your campaign. Finally, you’ll also find digital copies of our campaign materials that can be downloaded and distributed electronically to your employees.
In addition to these tools, United Way Resource Development staff and Campaign Ambassadors remain available to assist your campaign in any way.
You may contact Marty Hillard, Director of Workplace Campaigns, at 785-228-5117 or email@example.com for additional assistance.
These videos may be distributed to employees in place of large all-employee gatherings. They cover the same content that would normally be provided at in-person campaign gatherings.
2021 Campaign Video
2020 has brought some of our biggest obstacles yet, however we know when we Live United, we can tackle our community’s biggest challenges. This is a great video to inspire your employees as you kick-off campaign.
CEO Jessica Lehnherr provides a welcome message, while also describing United Way of Greater Topeka’s work to address the impact of COVID-19 in our community.
|United Way Overview
Angel Romero, Vice President of Resource Development and Marty Hillard, Director of Workplace Campaigns, provide an overview of United Way’s work.
|Basic Needs Partner- Meals on Wheels
Hear from Heidi Pickerell, Vice President of Senior Services, Midland Care Connection/Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas as she discusses their agency’s partnership with United Way of Greater Topeka.
|Early Ed Partner- Topeka Public Schools
Sarah Sharp, United Way Board Member, and General Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education for Topeka Public Schools, talks about the partnership between United Way and Topeka Public schools in our Early Education Impact Area.
|On Grade Achievement Partner- YWCA of Northeast Kansas
Kathleen Marker, CEO of YWCA of Northeast Kansas discusses her agency’s multiple partnerships with United Way of Greater Topeka.
|Financial Stability Partner- Housing and Credit Counseling
Marilyn Stanley, Executive Director of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc (HCCI) provides an overview of their partnership with United Way of Greater Topeka.
|Our Work in Jackson County
Tonya Barta, President of Farmer’s State Bank in Holton, KS and co-chair of the Jackson County Advisory Council for United Way of Greater Topeka, describes United Way’s work in Jackson County.
|Success Story- Operation Food Secure
Hear from our partners at the Topeka Rescue Mission and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas as they discuss how UWGT facilitated an opportunity for them to connect and continue delivering meals to families who needed it most.
Click the links below to see PDFs of our instructional sheets for virtual fundraising activities that can take the place of typical in-person activities. Please reach out if you have any questions or need help organizing or customizing these activities. Thanks to Washburn Tech Graphic Design student Annalise Bocquin for making our activity sheets look so good!
Below you’ll find a video from our Director of Volunteer Engagement, Jess Barraclough, explaining the various ways in which you can still incorporate volunteerism into your campaign.
In addition, you can head to TopekaVolunteers.org to browse currently available volunteer opportunities (including those that can be done remotely). Additional how-to videos for using TopekaVolunteers.org as a team leader or an individual can be found on our Day of Caring page.
Staff and Campaign Ambassadors are still available to deliver hard copies of campaign materials, but you may also download digital copies below.
|Pledge Form- General Employee||Pledge Form- State Employee|
|Main Overview Brochure||What Your Dollar Provides|
|Caring Club||Designation List|
|Leadership Giving Brochure||COVID Response Flyer|
|Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Info Flyer|