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
2020 Corporate Citizen Award
Empirical Foods in Garden City was chosen as our 2020 Corporate Citizen Award Recipient. They have been contributors and volunteers at United Way for many years are wonderful partners in our community.
2019 Dave Sweley Volunteer Award
Dr. Blake Wasinger was given our 2019 Dave Sweley Award at our 2020 Campaign Kick-off event. Dr. Wasinger served on the Finney County United Way board from 2011-2018.
Community Impact Projects
Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus was again a huge success for our community. Over 1400 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.