Imagine a child starting the first day of school without school supplies or a backpack……this is the circumstance for many of the children in Finney County.  Several community agencies and businesses are collaborating to distribute backpacks & school supplies this year, making the process simple for families and ensuring a lack of duplication. We would like to ask for your help in donating school supplies or a monetary donation to assist us with this need.  On Saturday July 14th from 8:00am-6:00pm & Sunday July 15th from 9:00am-3:00pm we will be collecting donations in the parking lot of Dillon’s East, Dillon’s West, Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Market. Donations will also be accepted any time at the Finney County United Way-1509 Fulton Terrace, Salvation Army-216 N. 9th or Western Motor-409 E. Fulton.  With your generosity we plan to “stuff” several busses with school supplies so that every child in need will have a successful school year.   

On Wednesday, August 1st from 9:00am-4:00pm backpacks and school supplies will be distributed at Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center.   If a family qualifies for free/reduced meals or the SNAP Program the child will qualify to receive a backpack. 

If you have any questions, please email or call the United Way office at 620-275-1425.