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 (2020-2021 school year)

  • 75 Adopt-A-Backpacks

  • 6,000+ items donated

  • $5,000+ donated to purchase additional supplies

  • Provided art supplies to the elementary art departments

  • 50+ pre-filled backpacks

Day of Caring (Fall 2020)

  • 20+ Volunteers

  • 12 houses

  • Partnership with JCFD to provide KnoxBoxes to homeowners

Meal Kits and Grocery Assistance (March 2020-June 2020)

  • $22,000+ donated

  • 5,000+ meal kits distributed

  • 1,000+ volunteer hours

  • $7,500 provided in grocery assitance

  • 120+ families received grocery assistance

V.I.T.A. - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (Feb. 2021 - April 2021)

  • To date (3-16-21) over $35,000 saved in filing fees

  • 200+ clients filed

  • 250+ volunteer hours

 

Often times 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 of 4, nutritious food.  ~Geary County Food Pantry

4. $7 a month can go to 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 an athlete 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.  $28 ensures that a Little who is matched with a BIG, receives quality monthly match support. ~Big Brothers Big Sisters

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