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Thursday, September 10, 2015
September 19th is going to be a big day!  Not only will the Salina Area United Way be kicking off our 2016 year with a fun family event in Oakdale Park, we will also be ‘officially’ unveiling our new mission and vision.  However, because we like you, you get to read about them here first!  This winter, our Community Engagement Team (CET) began exploring the idea of re-...
Monday, May 18, 2015
As I write this entry, there are exactly 16.5 hours of school left in the 2014-2015 school year, and I can almost hear the kids (and teachers) cheering!  There have been graduation parties, promotion ceremonies and Play Days.  Construction has started on school buildings in Salina, and busses are being scheduled for maintenance.  Summer camp arrangements have been made,...
Monday, April 27, 2015
On Wednesday, April 15, USD 305 South and Central High School students had the opportunity to go through a financial literacy simulation called Reality U. One session of Reality U lasts about 90 minutes. Before the event, sophomores at each high school filled out an online questionnaire, designed to create a simulated prospective of their life in ten years, at age 26. On...
Monday, March 9, 2015
Salina Area United Way BOLD Goal #3-Health Increase the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoiding risky behavior In November of 2014, the Board of Directors of SAUW adopted three bold goals in the areas of Education, Income and Health.  While all three are equally important, it is hard to deny that each goal has the potential to play a large role in the...
Friday, February 20, 2015
"The Raising of America documentary series will reframe the way we look at early child health and development." Salina Area United Way, K-State Reasearch & Extension, and KU School of Medicine are partnering to host a screening of The Raising of America at Kansas Wesleyan University's Fitzpatrick Auditorium in Salina, KS on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 starting at 6pm....
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Most people would consider an emergency a physical or mental ailment that requires immediate attention. What happens if the emergency can't be solved by a trip to the Emergency Room or a call to your doctor? That's where 2-1-1 can come into play. 211 is a service that can be accessed across America at no cost to the person or people asking for help. It can be dialed by...
Friday, January 23, 2015
The word advocacy is rooted in the Medieval Latin words advocare and advocatia: meaning summon, or call to one’s aid.  Unfortunately in today’s world, advocacy has taken on a political connotation.  Most definitions today read something like: a political process which aims to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems.  I, however, prefer the more...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Life is a boomerang.  What you give, you get. We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank   There are so many sayings out there about giving.  It’s true; just Google “quotes about giving” and you’ll get about 146,000,000 results.  There are religious references, quotes by those...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
United Way Priority: Spotlight on Income By Amanda Michaelis, Executive Director Simply put, financial stability is having a monetary safety net. When I read that 19% of Kansas Children are in poverty (from the 2014 Kids Count Profile) and that The Urban Institute estimates that 30% of American households live from paycheck to paycheck, I was shocked. Most of the time, we...
Friday, August 1, 2014
The 2014 Back To School Fair continues as a one-day event! The Saline County Back To School Fair will be held at Lakewood Middle School, 1135 E. Lakewood Circle, on Friday, August 8 from 12-7pm. School & sports physicals, dental screenings, booths, entertainment, and refreshments are from 4-7pm. Families will be asked to provide proof of income eligibility in teh form...

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