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K-State Today

March 20, 2017

Donations to United Way campaign help nonprofits serve others in need

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

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Kansas Legal Services seeks to provide equal access to legal services for individuals and families who are unable to pay for them. Advocacy efforts are focused on victims of domestic violence, individuals with disabilities, low-income individuals and families, children, veterans, the elderly and the homeless.

The organization helps individuals and families become self-sufficient by removing the financial barriers that often prevent those in poverty, or those who face other obstacles because of their age or other factors, from accessing the legal services necessary for their protection and success.

Just some of the many legal issues Kansas Legal Services handles include orders of protection against stalkers or abusers, spousal and child support, homelessness prevention, Social Security, foreclosure, protection of income and public benefits, unemployment, and veteran legal assistance.

Kansas Legal Services works with the Northeast Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging to serve the area's disabled and elderly population. The service also is a part of the Riley County Domestic Violence Task Force, and receives direct referrals from the local court system, senior centers, the Kansas Department for Children and Families, the Crisis Center and the Salvation Army.

Help for nonprofit organizations like Kansas Legal Services is provided by donating to the United Way campaign. Employees are encouraged to continue to donate any time through HRIS/Employee Self Service so efforts are counted toward the K-State United Way campaign. You can designate a gift to the United Way in your community to make sure the funds stay local.

Learn more about the campaign and how your donation makes a difference at k-state.edu/unitedway. For more information about Konza United Way and other agencies it supports, visit konzaunitedway.org.

More information also is available by contacting the K-State United Way campaign committee at ksuuw@k-state.edu.