Oct. 20 campaign update: As of Oct. 16, we have raised more than $117,000. We still have a long way to go to meet our goal of $288,882 – the amount we could raise if every employee donated $1 per pay period. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to date!
Employees who made an early-bird pledge Oct. 1–8 were entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes. Congratulations to the following employees whose names were drawn:
Be a superhero and win! More prizes will be given away during this year's campaign.
Oct. 13 campaign update: The University of Kansas Hospital's cafeteria will be offering lunch specials Oct. 14–17. The cafeteria will have a "Hero Sandwich" and a choice of chips or whole fruit and a 20 ounce fountain beverage or 20 ounce bottled water for $5.39. One dollar of each combo sold will go to United Way. Contact Cassandra Mothelesi, cafeteria manager, at 913-588-2903 with questions.
KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, and The University of Kansas Physicians are proud to be working together again in a campus-wide partnership to support United Way of Wyandotte County.
Our employees can relate to this year's theme – Live Heroic – because it's something you do every day, all without superhuman strength or magical powers. Whether you know it or not, you are someone's hero. Perhaps you're a hero to your children, your students, your patients, or your neighbors, simply through your giving and caring nature. This year's theme is about the powerful hero in all of us!
Our campaign will also focus on the power of a dollar. If every employee pledged just $1 per pay period (that's less than the cost of a cup of coffee) - a total of $26 a year - we could raise $288,882 to help people get back on their feet. United Way and its agencies work with people in our community to encourage financial stability, improve education, and promote healthy lifestyles, and they rely on heroes like you to fund these efforts.
You should have received an e-pledge email from United Way on Oct. 1. Please take a few moments to pledge your financial support. Through our combined efforts – with as little as $1 per paycheck – we can make our community better and further improve the lives of those in our community.
Thank you for supporting United Way of Wyandotte County!