The impact of our dreams

By Cassidy Miller, Community Impact Manager When I was five years old, my children’s group sang at a nursing home in my hometown. After our performance I met Rose- she was the only resident not receiving attention from the small herd of children. Rose was deaf and the other kids were scared to talk to…

Snap your #SuperSelfie

Only SIX days left for you to enter our Facebook #SuperSelfie contest. It is “SUPER” easy to enter, just follow these simple steps: 1- Head to the United Way of Wyandotte County Facebook page. 2- “Like” the United Way of Wyandotte County Facebook page. 3- Get your creative juices flowing! Take a selfie that includes…

Where does my donated dollar go?

By Cheryl Adler, Chief Operating Officer How much of my United Way gift goes to the community? This is a common question, with a complex answer. At United Way of Wyandotte County (UWWC), we strive to be transparent. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and fiscal responsibility. For more details click…

Volunteers Help Students Succeed

By Cathi Hahner, Director of the Volunteer Services Research proves that caring volunteers working with students of all ages have the power to help kids increase academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future. We all win when young people succeed in school. That’s why United Way Worldwide is inviting people…

LIVE HEROIC campaign kick-off: Our favorite moments

Last Thursday we had a blast kicking off our 2014 LIVE HEROIC-LIVE UNITED campaign. Here are some of our favorite moments from the event. We also want to hear from you. What were your favorite moments from our kick-off event? Let us know in the comments! YMCA Superheroes Eight team members from the YMCA of…

How Will You Remember 9-11?

By Emily Worm, RSVP Program Director 9/11 Day was originally created in 2002 by two friends, David Paine and Jay Winuk, who together wanted to create a way to annually honor all of the victims and heroes of 9/11, including Jay’s younger brother Glenn, who died in the attacks. 9/11 Day provides a positive way…

We Are There: A closer look at our Community Impact Plan

By Mary Collins, Program Manager Since I started working at the United Way of Wyandotte County a little more than a year ago, I have seen how what we do here really fits in with my ‘natural’ background in political/social science geekery. Take, for example, our work in the Community Impact area of Promoting Health…