The United Way of Central Kansas is observing Giving Tuesday this coming Monday by combining efforts with the banks in Barton and Pawnee counties, said UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith.
On Monday, donations can be made for the UWCK agencies at any of the participating banks, including American State Bank, Central National Bank, Landmark National Bank, Bank of the West, Farmers Bank and Trust, Sunflower Bank, Credit Union on America, First Kansas Bank and Citizens Bank of the Midwest. Some banks may match a portion of contributions made.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation has become a partner of #GivingTuesday, a philanthropic movement focused on celebrating a new tradition of generosity. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
The GBCF has raised a matching pool of $30,000 and will proportionally match gifts to participating agencies. The matching funds will be awarded on a pro-rated basis depending on the total amount of gifts received by each organization as of the end of Tuesday.
“We are ‘banking’ on your generosity to help support the 19 agencies of the United Way,” Smith said. The more money raised, the larger portion of the foundation’s $30,000 pool the UWCK agencies will receive.
Many of the United Way agencies also have funds established through the foundation.
United Way agencies include:
Barton County Young Men’s Organization
Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America
Catholic Social Service
Central Kansas CASA Inc.
Caring Hands Daycare Lamed
Child Abuse Prevention Education
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Larned and Ellinwood
Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice
Great Bend Children’s Learning Center
Habitat for Humanity
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers in Action/RSVP
United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas
Barton Youth Care
Welcome Inn in Larned
Born Learning Trail in Great Bend and Claflin
Domestic and Sexual Abuse Center and Del Hayden Memorial CAC