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Monday, August 8, 2016
Ahhh, summer!    It's hard to believe we are at the end of summer, 2016!  At the Salina Area United Way, we know it is the end of the summer when the Free Summer Lunch Program wraps up.  We know it is the end of summer when our RAWR (Raising Active, Wild Readers) book program comes to an end.  We know it is the end of summer when the Saline County Back to School Fair is...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Volunteer Hub has been open for three months now, and we couldn't be prouder of it. Nearly 40 organizations are sharing their volunteer opportunities through the Hub, and over a thousand members of our community are registered users. I've also noticed that, while we do still get questions about how to sign up, more and more volunteers are calling to ask about how to...
Friday, March 4, 2016
  Salina Area United Way 210 E. Walnut Street, Suite 100 Salina, KS 67401   After literally months of planning, waiting, preparing and packing, we are excited to announce our new address!  Our new home, at the corner of 4th and Walnut, is in the historic Wealtha building which originally served as a creamery. Built in about 1920, the current structure sits atop the...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Guest Blogger Tina Lewis, SAUW United Priority Cabinet Chair   The past year has gone so fast. As I look back I realize how much change has happened in my life and around me over the past year. Sometimes change is hard but change is good.  In fact Heraclitus said ""There is nothing permanent except change." My daughter not only graduated high school this year but also...
Friday, December 4, 2015
What was your favorite book as a baby?  Of course, most of us don't remember the board books that were read to us as babies, but if you are a parent, you probably remember your children's most loved ones.  You remember the bent pages, the slobbery cardboard, and maybe even the tears and rips.  You remember the hours spent pointing at pictures and naming things...you...
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Guest Blogger and SAUW Board President Joyce Volk How many times have you or someone else complained about your “hard earned tax dollars” supporting impoverished families?  By golly you work too hard to pay your taxes just to have the government give it to lazy people! So, we know you’re pretty darned good at complaining about it but what’s your plan to do something about...
Monday, October 26, 2015
With our new mission of “Strengthening Our Community” we’ve been talking a lot about what “strength” means in Salina. At our annual kickoff event last month we featured a traveling strong man, who performed feats of physical strength like bending metal rods, crushing stacks of bricks, and tearing phone books in half. It was a fun way to illustrate our message about making...
Monday, October 19, 2015
I love FALL!  Fall is my absolute favorite season.   The weather finally cools off, the leaves start to turn their beautiful colors, there is pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and I can switch to boots and sweaters.  What’s not to love?  Another reason I love this time of year…Thanksgiving!                                                                                  ...
Monday, October 12, 2015
Nearly $1 million over a two-year period to advance community goals in the areas of education, income and health will begin January 2016.  “Now that we have completed our evolution, funding from the Salina Area United Way is awarded through an open, competitive grant process.  Under our new two-year grant cycle we are able to work in collaboration with many more...
Friday, October 2, 2015
According to google, campaign is defined as:   It is probably pretty obvious that an email newsletter from the Salina Area United Way isn't referring to the military definition of campaign.  However, it might not be as obvious to you that in our office we don't like to refer to campaign in terms of money.  For many, many years the United Way has been known for its...

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