We all have a stake in creating a healthy, prosperous community. Get involved with the Annual Campaign. Contact the Director of Resource Development for more information.
PACESETTER CAMPAIGN DATES: August 17 through September 30
August 17, 11:30 am -- 1:00 pm, United Way Employee Pacesetter Coordinator Training at the Eldridge Hotel's Crystall Ballroom
COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN DATES: September 14 through November 15
(donations are accepted through December 31 for your 2015 tax deductible gift)
COMMUNITY IMPACT TOURS
September 7, 1:00--4:30 pm, Register here
COMMUNITY IMPACT TOURS
September 8, 8:30 -- 11:30 am, Register here
CAMPAIGN KICKOFF LUNCHEON
September 14, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
A private event for United Way’s biggest boosters, where we will ramp up for this groundbreaking campaign season.
Come hear our story. Get the inspiration you’ll need to
make a difference. No admission charge. Please RSVP on the events page at www.UnitedWayDgCo.org
UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING/VOLUNTEER BLITZ
Right after the September 14th Campaign Kickoff
1:00 – 4:00 pm, at the Carnegie Building and other locations in the community
Volunteers will fan out across Douglas County to take part in a fun service projects and informative volunteer training events, so that we can all address education, health and financial stability goal work. Please sign up in advance at www.VolunteerDouglasCounty.org.
UNITED WAYEMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR TRAINING
September 14, 1:00--2:00 am,
at the Carnegie Building, following the Campaign Kickoff Register
Volunteers from area businesses are invited to attend the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon, and then attend this informative training session where they will collect their materials and explore new ways to share the United Way message at their workplace campaign.
BOARD FINANCIAL TRAINING
October 4, 4:00-6:00 pm, Lawrence Public Library,
Providing the tools for local non-profits to be financial accountable. Registration info at UnitedWayDgCo.org
KICK OUT POVERTY Kickball Tourney
October 18, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at Holcom Park
Fun loving folks from all walks of life will form kickball
teams and compete for prizes like Best Team Name, Craziest
Team Costume and Most Wins, while they have fun, get
some exercise and raise funds for 2016 Campaign.
Team Registration online at www.UnitedWayDgCo.org
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
January 16, 2017. location to be determined
Community Service activities throughout the community will benefit our local non-profit organizations. More info to come on our website.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP LITERACY KITS ASSEMBLY
Looking for a fun volunteer project to do at your workplace? Help assemble individual literacy kits with fun activities for parents to do with their child.
UNITED WAY ANNUAL MEETING & CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION DINNER
February 15, 2017 at Maceli’s
At this fun event, we will celebrate the close of the United Way campaign, recognize the businesses and individuals who generated amazing resources and report on how United Way is ensuring everyone can achieve education, self sufficiency and health.
CHILI HOEDOWN (Chili and Cornbread Competition)
Date and Location to be determined
ADMISSION: $25 Adults; $10 Youth Ages 13-21; Kids 12 and under are Free.
CHILI / CORNBREAD COMPETITION ENTRANCE FEE: $20
Come say howdy and get rowdy for the United Way! Enter your chili or cornbread in a competition judged by the event's attendees or come try some of the best chili in the state of Kansas, square dance the night away with professional square dance callers, and help us raise money for a great organization!
Want to Get Involved? Go to the United Way’s Volunteer website: