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Wheatland Electric's Sharing Success Fund awards UWCK with $1K grant
COURTESY PHOTO Wheatland Electric’s Sharing Success Fund awards United Way of Central Kansas with $1,000 grant for reading engagement kits

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc.’s  Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the United Way of Central Kansas.

The grant funds will be used to purchase reading engagement kits for kindergarten students in Barton and Pawnee counties, said Gaila Demel, UWCK executive director. The goal of the kits is to increase interest and engagement in reading.

Demel said United Way of Central Kansas strives to increase school readiness utilizing affiliations with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and by providing literacy kits for children from infancy through elementary school. 

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on Dec. 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. 

Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online at Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, manager of member services and corporate communications, at 620-874-4563 or