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.


Facilitated 269 free skin cancer screenings at May 7 event led by area dermatologists and sponsored . . . [Read More]

Celebrating a Year of Innovation and Collaboration

By Steve Dixon, President of P.B. Hoidale Co., Inc. and 2021 Board Chair for United Way of the Plains, Special to The Wichita Eagle

As we prepare for the promise a new year brings, it’s important to reflect on the many ways our community worked together during the last 12 months to provide opportunities for . . . [Read More]

Get to Know…Michelle Presnell, Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability

By Kristin Bogner, United Way Digital Marketing Strategist

Explain your role at United Way so a third grader could understand it.

As the Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability, it is my job to work with people helping others with their finances. People want to learn about how to take good care of their money so they can . . . [Read More]

December 27, 2021|Tags: , |

Stop the holiday spending problem

By Michelle Presnell, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability

The holiday season is exciting full of fun and giving. Along with the excitement can come a big dose of stress, especially financial stress.

This year, like last, has had the added complication of the continued pandemic. Throw all of those factors into the holiday season, and you . . . [Read More]

December 20, 2021|Tags: |

2020 Tax Refund Delays

By Colleen O’Callaghan, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability

Every year Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers prepare tax returns free of charge for individuals/families in our region making less than $58,000. VITA volunteers are trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide these services. United Way of the Plains manages this . . . [Read More]

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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.

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