Holiday spotlight: RoShawn Eve and Jada Hall

Special holiday spotlight on RoShawn Eve and Jada Hall! There are many people we see and pass every day on our way to our daily routines. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the things that these people around us are doing to make the world a better place. Roshawn Eve has been working as a security…

BPU & United Way partner to keep the lights on

By Randy Skach, Program Assistant We’ve all experienced times in our life where we’ve fallen behind on our bills. Sometimes life makes these times near impossible to get around on our own. That’s why three years ago the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and United Way of Wyandotte County joined forces to create the BPU…

Scott Riggs, American Red Cross

“What people don’t know about the Red Cross is that we are local. 95% of what I do is single family fires. You never hear about that stuff you hear about the big national news, but most of our work is in your neighborhood. Once I started doing [family fire response] I thought, “This is what I…

Jon Kohrs, HQL initiative partner

“My favorite part of working with any nonprofit is they are all entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur is trying to solve a problem first and foremost. Everyone at United Way is trying to solve a problem and they are usually doing it on a shoe string budget with half the staff and funds they really need. That’s…

Nate Klein, Boy Scouts of America

“We try to teach young men and women character and help turn them into good citizens. We try do it in such a way that they are having fun while we are teaching them this. They are just out there having good time with their friends and before you know it they have matured into…

Karla Nichols, Cancer Action

“We often get the referral from patients who start to see the physical effects of chemotherapy like hair loss. Cancer Action gives out over 300 wigs a year. We have a couple wig rooms full of different options that they can choose from. That’s an important part of how they feel about themselves, especially women….

Jeffrey Bednarski, General Motors Fairfax Plant

“Being from out of town this is a good way to feel connected to the community. Until you get involved with what’s going on you don’t feel like this is home. So this helps me feel like this is home.” Jeff, Campaign Volunteer from General Motors Fairfax Plant

#GivingTuesday: Did you know?

By Ellen Stewart, Marketing & Social Media Intern Did you know about #GivingTuesday? I must admit before working here, I did not. So, what is it? Just a hashtag for the kids? Some new dance craze? No way. #GivingTuesday is a global day to give back, and one of the fastest growing fundraisers in America….