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K-State Today

October 7, 2013



Reasons to live united: United Way 2013 Campaign kickoff

By K-State United Way Coordinating Committee

The K-State United Way Coordinating Committee is kicking off this year's campaign. New this year, employees have the ability to give online using Employee Self Service through HRIS.  

The university has a long tradition of generously supporting United Way, which strengthens our local community, helping friends and neighbors when they need it most.

By partnering with area nonprofits, K-State United Way impacts three key community concerns: education, income and health. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Every gift makes a difference, and real change can't happen without you.

A weekly prize drawing is available for participants. The prizes up for grabs are a parking pass, donated by parking services; a day off with pay, donated by the Division of Human Resources; McCain tickets, donated by McCain Auditorium; and two tickets to a football game, two tickets to a men's basketball game, and two tickets to a women's basketball game, donated by the Kansas State University president's office.

Did you know?

  • Funds raised this fall will help provide services to 12 community partner agencies that offer 20 programs in our six service counties: Clay, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Washington.
  • United Way-funded programs directly served more than 29,000 individuals locally in 2012.
  • More than 250 volunteers work to raise funds during the annual fall United Way campaign and many more volunteer year round by listening to community concerns and evaluating health, education and income programming.

This year’s community goal is $500,000. Funds raised will drive collaborative community change relating to the health, education and income needs of 15,667 people in our region who live in poverty.

Please be a part of the change and help advance the common good. Campaign updates can be found on the K-State United Way website.