Eloise Mills, RSVP Volunteer

“I had been coming to Bethel since my kids were little. When I retired I knew I wanted to help more and another friend  was also retiring at the same time started a crafts class with me. It seemed like the thing that the ladies liked the most and what the most need for was…

MLK Day Challenge

By Cathi Hahner, Director of the Volunteer Engagement On January 18, 2016, the nation will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. Communities will come together to remember Dr. King and the imprint he left on mankind. He was a man of faith, peace and of service. One quote attributed to Dr. King that…

Day of Action: Help us Stuff the Bus

Each year on June 21, communities around the world come together to harness the volunteer spirit and improve the conditions in which they live. United Way Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations around the world to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges. It is a day…

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….

Innovative program gives student experience at United Way

By Emily Worm, RSVP Director, and Daisy, Cristo Rey H.S. Student Worker Cristo Rey Kansas City provides a Catholic, college preparatory education enhanced by an innovative corporate work study program to culturally diverse students with economic need. CRKC employs a unique work study model where students work one day a week to offset approximately 50%…

A new kind of resolution for a better YOU

By Emily Worm, RSVP Director Exercise! Diet! Health! Words we’ve heard a lot during this past month of New Year’s resolutions. Although these resolutions lead to a better ‘you’ there is one thing I find missing from the wellness conversation: community involvement. Community involvement can mean many things: participating in local government, being a member…

Looking for Love

By Jill Stevens, Resource Development Intern Currently, I am an intern for the Resource Development and Community Impact Department, however, my relationship with the United Way of Wyandotte County began back in June with the Volunteer Center. What I have learned is the Volunteer Center is like the OkCupid of the nonprofit sector. While OkCupid…

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…

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…

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…

You can help make the annual Back to School Fair a success!

By Cathi Hahner, Director of Volunteer Services Volunteers are still needed for the event this weekend- click here to sign-up! The 13th annual Wyandotte County Back to School Fair will be held this Saturday, August 9, 2014 at two locations: Kansas City Kansas Community College and KCK Boys and Girls Club. The goal of the…