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United Way Campaign

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United Way Campaign

Message from Jeff Stewart & Cindy Green, Co-chairs, 2018 United Way Campaign

It is our pleasure to serve as this year’s campaign co-chairs, and this year, the campaign will run from Oct. 4 to Oct. 26.

Each day, the work you do as a county employee helps shape the lives of the members of this community. We’re asking you to show your love for the Kansas City region by investing in the United Way.

One donation — your donation — benefits our entire community. And it benefits people throughout their lives, at the times when they need help the most. Here is just some of what United Way of Greater Kansas City United Way made possible in 2017:

  • More than 26,000 children and young adults received treatment and support for trauma and abuse.
  • More than 227,500 households received food assistance.
  • Nearly 143,000 people received health services.
  • More than 14,000 children and youth participated in programming related to post-secondary and career success.
  • Nearly 6,100 individuals made progress toward financial stability goals like paying down existing debt or changing spending habits. 

We invite you to make a donation to the United Way of Greater Kansas City as an employee of Johnson County Government and a member of this community.

United Way Resources

Johnson County Resources

What your gift provides

Infographic depicting what your gift provides

  • $5 per week
    • Supplies for a family of five at a local shelter.
    • Classroom supplies for two preschool classrooms for a year.
    • Feed eight families nutritously for a week.
  • $10 per week
    • A free book every month for five years for five children.
    • Influenza vaccidnations for 20 uninsured patients.
    • Monthly bus passes for eight people to get to work.
  • $25 per week
    • A week of food and shelter for a family of four.
    • Training for 15 volunteers preparing to become child advocates for abused and neglected children.
    • 60 round-trips to medical appointments.
  • $50 per week
    • Savings match, financial education and coaching for a teen to afford college.
    • One year of home visiting services for a family with a newborn.
    • 100 new coats to help people get through winter.

Campaign Ambassadors

Adult Field Services Shannon King 
Adult Residential Center Tom Tysver
Airport  Vance Taggart
Appraiser's Office Rebecca Fuller
Budget & Financial Planning Jenny Cox
Corrections Admin Keith Clark
County Legal  Cheri Kern
County Managers Office Che'rell Bilquist
Department of Health and Environment  Mary Beverly
Department of Health and Environment  Meagan Sadler
Department of Health and Environment  Eldonna Chesnut
Department of Health and Environment  Stacey Stroh
Department of Technology and Innovation  Marcia Soetaert
Department of Technology and Innovation  Ron House
District Attorney's Office Brittany Crum
Elections Office Nathan Carter
Facilities Kari Kiger
Human Services Department Patrick Wyle
Human Services Department Greg Kessell
Human Resources David Davis
Johnson County Developmental Support Joanna Jafferis 
JCPRD - Johnson County Museum Audrea Griggs
JIMS Lee Baldwin
Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications  Megan Lynch
Johnson County Park & Recreation District  Katy Renner
Johnson County Park & Recreation District  Lacey Fisher
Juvenile Field Services  Natalie Melvin
Juvenile Services Center Ted Jester
Med-Act Debbie Attig
Mental Health Department Beth Barbour
Planning, Development and Codes Pamela Hayhow 
Public Works Kelly Stull
Records and Tax Administration  Pam Johnson 
Sheriff's Office Debbie Cooper
Treasury and Financial Management Ashley Wehr
Wastewater  Amber Sibla