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Read our latest stories of impact, stay current on what’s going on at United Way of the Plains and learn how you can make a difference.
Time to start thinking small savings every day
How to turn $10 into $3,600
By Michelle Presnell, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability
Looking back on 2022, we all set goals for the new year, and some of us have experienced at least one epic fail in the last 365 days. This year, we have an idea: Set . . . [Read More]
Promise on the Plains recipient making dual impact
Mending the mental health crisis in Wichita food deserts
It was a few months ago that we shared how Common Ground Producers and Growers was transporting healthy produce into food deserts and food insecure communities, but they are also doing something to further strengthen our community.
Common Ground was a recipient of . . . [Read More]
United Way of the Plains Welcomes Danette Tipton
Danette Tipton has joined the team at United Way of the Plains as the 211 Database Manager. Tipton is responsible for maintaining the database of available resources for the communities served by the United Way 211 Information and Referral service. She will also be delivering quality, professional assistance to 211 . . . [Read More]
A Read To Succeed Success Story
“These children are our future and I encourage you to volunteer. You won’t be disappointed!”
Cindy Grunewald, pictured above, is a volunteer with Read to Succeed, a program that helps third grade students in Wichita Public Schools improve their ability to read. We spoke with Cindy about how Read to . . . [Read More]
Tyra Miles joins United Way of the Plains
We are pleased to welcome Tyra Miles to United Way of the Plains as the Domestic Violence Housing Navigator. Miles will coordinate housing for those fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking by working closely with area service providers and members of the Impact ICT – Continuum of Care (CoC) team . . . [Read More]
Halloween on a school night? Advice from an educator
Top four practices for parents if October 31 falls on a school night
Heather Crump, United Way of the Plains Community Impact Manager for Education, shares her advice to help you and your child enjoy Halloween on a school night. Heather is a major advocate for education in . . . [Read More]
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