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Finney County United Way, Inc.
1511 Fulton Terrace
Garden City, KS 67846
Applications for Funding
Applications for 2014 funding are available and due on Thursday March 28, 2013 at 4:00pm.
Finney County United Way Hires Executive Director
Garden City KS- January 23, 2013---The Finney County United Way Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Susan Escareno has joined the organization as its Executive Director. It is anticipated that she will assume her fulltime duties on March 11, 2013.
Grant Elpers, Board Chair, states that "Susan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of grant writing, volunteerism, social services and Finney County United Way. The Finney County United Way mission of "Focusing our community and resources to make the greatest difference in meeting identified human needs in Finney County" will of course be Ms. Escareno's focus, and we as a board are committed to assisting her toward success of that mission. We look forward to a smooth transition."
Prior to assuming her duties as Executive Director Ms. Escareno was most recently the Director of The Spirit of the Plains CASA for seven years and worked in USD 457 for sixteen years. Susan comments "I am excited to be a part of the Finney County United Way fundraising and community impact effort. Assisting all of the worthwhile partner agencies and becoming a bigger part of the community will be very rewarding for me." She and her husband, Phil Escareno, have five grown children and nine grandchildren.
Advancing the Common Good: Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
That's why United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
- Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
- Income - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
- Health - Improving People's Health
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.
United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
VOLUNTEER IN » Finney County
Focus Areas include; 1) Increasing availability and access to local community support and services, 2) Increase availability and affordability of Early Learning Opportunities, and 3) Increasing availability and affordability of quality child care.
Kansas Children's Service League Head Start
Providing center-based and home-based Head Start service that help low-income children reach their potential. Foster care & adoption services available also.
Meals on Wheels
This program is to enhance the nutritional health of the Finney County homebound and to continue to offer free meals to persons of limited means.
Community Day Care
Providing quality day care to children ages 2 wks. to 10 yrs., with fees for children 2 1/2 and older based on a sliding scale to serve all income levels.