Giving To The United Way
When your business supports the United Way of Kaw Valley, you are setting a positive example and helping create a strong, healthy and equitable community where you live and work. Payroll deduction makes it easy for all employees to find a comfortable level of charitable giving and to create impact that is larger than they could accomplish alone.
Whether your campaign is in-person, virtual, or something in between, CLICK HERE to find information, materials, videos and other tools you need to run a successful, fun and meaningful campaign.
Ways to Support
Here are a few way to support through your Workplace Campaign. You can use just one method or any combination of the four.
United Way presents to your staff and we work together to coordinate internal payroll deductions. The most successful campaigns include informed executives that provide incentives and use the workplace campaign as a way to create team building opportunities that work towards a common goal.
Staff capacity might be low, and your business might not feel comfortable asking your workers to donate, but you can still contribute on behalf of your company monetarily or by offering discounts, donating supplies or services, or hosting fundraisers with your clients. To create a larger collective impact considering offering a company match.
Another option is to create fun activities for your staff to raise cash in the office. Creating games or competitions can add additional excitement to your campaign. You could raffle off a coveted parking spot or an extra day off, guess the number of jelly beans or other items in a jar, or have an online cutest pet photo contest. The options are limitless and can create a sense of community for your staff.
Getting out of the office and into the community is a great way to give back and give your employees a break. We can work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that fits your group’s needs and makes a lasting impact.
Interested in running a campaign or learning more? CLICK HERE to fill out a contact form.
Why United Way?
In addition to everything that we do ourselves, the main thing we utilize funds for is supporting initiatives throughout our community that all help individuals to escape poverty. There is no one agency that can help our most vulnerable neighbors, we need a variety of programs and organizations working together toward a common goal. That's what the whole ”United" part is about!
Donating to United Way is a great way to support a wide range of agencies throughout Shawnee, Douglas, Jackson and Jefferson Counties. Because of the United Way's oversight, you can trust that your donation is being used in the most effective way to help all our communities. All United Way programs are transparent, data-informed, and equity oriented.
Interested in starting a campaign? CLICK HERE to get started
Become An Ambassador
Within a workplace or out among the community, United Way campaign ambassadors act as an extension of United Way staff and promote campaign participation! These volunteer roles are a crucial part of making the Workplace Campaign as effective as possible. Contact your Workplace Campaign Director to join the next class of Ambassadors!
TJ McDonald for Shawnee, Jackson and Jefferson County campaigns
Angel Romero for Douglas County campaigns