Through partnerships in the community, United Way will identify human needs and fund partners who show measurable outcomes that meet those needs.
2019 Campaign Kick-off Event
2018 Corporate Citizen Award
USD-457 was chosen for our 2018 Corporate Citizen Award. They have been contributers and volunteers at United Way for many years are are wonderful partners in our community.
2018 Dave Sweley Volunteer Award
Matt Allen was given our 2018 Dave Sweley Award at our 2019 Campaign Kick-off event. Matt Allen, City Manager, is instrumental in the City's United Way campaign. Through his leadership, the City's campaign contributions have increased significanlty.
Community Impact Projects
Little Red Wagon Books for Kids
This year, over 1,000 books were donated to programs to encourage summer reading!
Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus was again a huge success for our community. Over 1200 backpacks and bags of school supplies were given out to students of USD 457 and USD 363. All donations were greatly appreciated!
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat
During the month of October, the Finney County United Way encourages student organizations within our community to host a non-perishable food drive. In past years, students from Horace Good Middle School, Educational Talent Search and the YMCA Daycare collected food that went to five food pantries in our community! Thank you to RSVP, Horace Good Middle School, Garden City Family YMCA, Dillons West, Salvation Army and Edith Scheuerman Elementary Community Service Council for collecting food and cleaning items during the month of October for our annual Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat Drive. We appreciate all you hard work to fill the pantries at six local non-profits in Finney County!
Community Impact Grants
Every year, the FCUW board appropriates a percent of the funds raised, during the yearly campaign, to go towards Community Impact Grants. Requests are considered during monthly meetings of the Board of Directors and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, call Deb Oyler, Executive Director at 620-275-1425 or email email@example.com.