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]

Funding causes that drive local impact

This summer, United Way of the Plains is going online to celebrate the work of programs we fund in south central Kansas that help us tackle the root causes of our community’s toughest issues.

Investing dollars into programs in our community is one way United Way of the Plains works to strengthen our community in the areas of health, . . . [Read More]

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More Kansans are going hungry during the pandemic — but you can help

By Rachele Friorito, United Way Collective Impact Manager, Special to the Eagle

The following OpEd appeared in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. 

In a heartbreaking study conducted by Hunger in America, it found that households served by food pantries reported having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities (69%), transportation . . . [Read More]

January 20, 2021|Tags: , , |


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