Part One: Staff share stories that inspire

Stories unite us. We have seen this showcased over and over as we have been collecting stories from our partner agencies, volunteers, and donors. You can find all the stories we have collected so far by clicking here. The United Way of Wyandotte County staff has specific stories that have given them a boost of…

Top 5 highlights of the 2015 RSVP Recognition

By Emily Worm, RSVP Director Last week, RSVP hosted its annual volunteer recognition. Over 100 volunteers attended the event. Here are our top 5 highlights from the day. Abby Eden from FOX 4. Eden volunteered to be our fabulous Emcee. She brought some great energy and indulged us with pictures and autographs after the event….

What does United Way of Wyandotte County do?

United Way holds a unique place in the nonprofit world. Most nonprofits support one specific cause while United Way supports an entire community of needs. To demonstrate, check out this new video and then below see the five ways United Way takes a unique approach to solving Wyandotte County issues while also mobilizing the community…

Hi, I’m Jill Stevens and I am running for President

By Jill Stevens, Resource Development Intern I call myself the future president. I have big dreams of running this country, of grueling long hours in the oval office, and yes, even wearing the fashionable female pantsuits. Now you are probably wondering what my ridiculously ambitious goal has to do with the United Way of Wyandotte…

FREE GIFTS: Perfect Everyone’s Budget

By Hannah Bruins, Resource Development Intern Tis the season to show you care! During the holiday season, many people get wrapped up thinking about what they are going to give, or get, from their loved ones. While this is seemingly natural to want to spoil all those you know and love, we often do not…

What is RSVP?

By Emily Worm, RSVP Program Director Check out this video and then let me tell you a little bit about the United Way of Wyandotte County RSVP program.   RSVP is a liaison–between an available talent pool and unmet community needs here in Wyandotte County. We connect skilled people 55+ with over 20 partner organizations…

What Happened To Community Engagement?

By Wendell Maddox, President/CEO If you are in my peer group of “Baby Boomers” you remember the time when community leaders and community activists were well known and easily identified. What happened? When did it change? Why did it change? These are very important questions and challenges most American communities are facing. The answers to…