Impact Created by Your United Way: Second Quarter 2022

We are the problem-solvers, hand-raisers, game-changers. Here’s a summary of the impact your United Way created this quarter because of your support.

HEALTH

Facilitated 269 free skin cancer screenings at May 7 event led by area dermatologists

Facilitated 269 free skin cancer screenings at May 7 event led by area dermatologists and sponsored by United Way.

Our goal is to help children flourish in their education.EDUCATION

6,100 books delivered to 3,050 children in 14 schools through Coaching for Literacy initiative.
  • 6,100 books delivered to 3,050 children in 14 schools through Coaching for Literacy initiative (pic above)
  • 1,600 books given away at Wichita River Festival
  • 856 free books distributed through Preschool Development Grant (PDG)
  • 300 free books featuring characters of color given away at Wichita’s Juneteenth celebration

Our goal is to empower people to become financially stable.FINANCIAL STABILITY

More than $7.9 million returned to 5,500 local individuals and families through our VITA free tax prep program.

RECORD BREAKING! More than $7.9 million returned to 5,500 local individuals and families through our VITA free tax prep program.

BASIC NEEDS

227 COVID-19 vaccines administered to individuals experiencing homelessness.

227 COVID-19 vaccines administered to individuals experiencing homelessness.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • 600 U.S. flags displayed in honor of veterans for Memorial Day and a virtual dedication wall listing those who served (header image above). Special thanks to our union partners for hosting and supporting the Flags of Freedom initiative.
  • Initiated, managed and staffed the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in response to the April 29 tornados for 15 consecutive days
  • VP of Community Impact, Abel Frederic, and board member Moji Rosson graduated from Advance Kansas
  • President and CEO Pete Najera was a panelist at annual Social Media Day seminar

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN THE NEWS

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OUR FOCUS

Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.