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Friday, July 11, 2014
In June, Salina Area United Way Executive Drector Amanda Michaelis was featured in a video produced by the Kansas Health Foundation. In it, she talks about health and our Salina Area community. Click the link below to see Amanda in action!From Kansas Health Foundation:At the inaugural Kansas Health Foundation Symposium, held June 5 and 6 in Wichita, more than 160 Kansans...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Free summer meals are provided for every child ages 1-18 during the 8-week summer meal program sponsored by Heartland Programs and Salina Public Schools. No fee or registration is required. Free lunches will be served Monday-Friday (closed July 4) at 9 open location: Heusner Elementary, 11:30-12pm, 1300 Norton (Northwest doors by Art Room) Schilling Elementary, 11:30-12pm...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Across the country, community volunteers are stepping up to read to students in efforts to stall the summer slide. Caring adults reading with kids of all ages - from the early years through high school - are boosting academic achievement together. United Way needs one million volunteer readers, tutors, and mentors to extend the momentum across the nation. Anyone with...
Monday, April 28, 2014
On May 6th 2014, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59pm, Salina Area United Way is participating in Match Madness+.  Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization through this link here.  The Greater Salina Community Foundation is hosting this event as part of a nation-wide match day called Give Local America.  Our organization will benefit from local...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
From the Natoinal Association of Letter Carrier's website: April 2014—As Saturday, May 10, draws ever closer, letter carriers in more than 1,200 branches nationwide are full steam ahead to get ready for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. “Too many people in this country are still going hungry every day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “As letter carriers,...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
We All Can Play a Part in Making Meaningful ConnectionsApril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Salina Area United Way encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making the Salina Area community a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they...
Friday, March 28, 2014
As I was working on a grant proposal a while back, I came across the following definition of health from the World Health Organization: health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  This definition rings true for us at the United Way as well.  We have to take into account the all of the factors...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Patricia moved out to get married and start her family when she was just 18, and she wasn’t equipped with the knowledge to be able to properly take care of her finances. Patricia soon found herself living in poverty with her two young daughters. Patricia came to Consumer Credit Counseling Services in May of 2008. She had accumulated more credit card debt than she could...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
My Success Story By Airianna.The Girls Scouts program benefitted me by helping me understand that it’s not only about the outward beauty but the beauty on the inside. We made “what makes me beautiful” books and it was a really fun activity. I discovered what makes me beautiful. The different things I do and say show how beautiful I am. Now I have more confidence that when...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
In My Own Prisonby Ursula I was 16 when I first tried prescription pain killers recreationally. My boyfriends at the time was throwing a party. Later that night I saw him and a couple other guys in the kitchen each take a pill. He offered me one and I took it. I remember the drunk feeling it gave me, not realy understanding the high and not knowing what to do with it....

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