Our Impact

United Way of Junction City/Geary County provides support to the community through partnerships and direct services.  

United Way of Junction City/Geary County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crises.  United Way of Junction City/Geary County has continued to fight alongside our partner agencies to help provide aid to those in Geary County.  With your help, we can continue to change lives.

Our direct service impacts:

Stuff the Bus 2023-2024

  • 80 Adopt-A-Backpacks

  • 7,000+ items donated

  • $2,000+ donated to purchase additional supplies

  • Provided additional supplies to the McKinney Vento Program

  • 25+ pre-filled backpacks

Day of Caring (Fall 2023)

  • 15 Volunteers

  • 6 houses

  • Partnership with Fort Riley to provide support for disabled veterans or their widows.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

  • 2-year start-up grant

  • 800 children receive books each month

  • 300+ children have graduated from our program

  • $12,000 a year to provide this program to the community

  • 50/50 funding from the state of Kansas Early Literacy Initiative

V.I.T.A. - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program 

  • Average of $60,000 in savings just in filing fees each year

  • 400+ clients served

  • Average of $2,000+ in returns

  • 350+ volunteer hours


Often we ask ourselves, what can I do?  What difference can one person make?  The truth is, one person can make a BIG difference!


1. $35 provides 12 hours of in-person crisis intervention for Geary County domestic violence victims.  That is under $3 a month.  ~Crisis Center

2. $25 can cover the cost for a girl to join Girl Scouts.  ~Girl Scouts

3. $30 a month can provide a family with 4, nutritious food.  ~Geary County Food Pantry

4. $7 a month can purchase life-saving equipment for the 4th Grade Swim Program. ~Junction City Family YMCA

5. $4 a day allows a child to receive a CASA advocate. ~CASA

6. $35 provides training for athletes to join the Special Olympics.  ~JC Pacesetters

7.  $30 a month can provide legal services that protect a victim from continued domestic violence. ~Kansas Legal Services

8.  $15 a month can provide a shower and hygiene products for a homeless person. ~ Fresh Start Shelter

9. $25 provides needed material for a child receiving support from Pawnee Mental Health Services. ~Pawnee Mental Health Services

10.  $10 can provide materials for a child to participate in a monthly STEAM learning activity. ~ Geary County Historical Society STEAM Program