United Way of Ellis County awards $260K to 18 area agencies

The United Way of Ellis County on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2020 Agency Funding through the CARE Council process.  The United Way of Ellis County awarded $260,000 to 18 agencies offering 23 programs and projects to the communities of Ellis County.
American Red Cross
 $4,000 – Health and Safety Training
 $3,000 – Biomedical Services
 $1,170 – Disaster Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters
 $35,000 – KSBBBS Mentoring Program
Cancer Council of Ellis County
 $20,000 – Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients
 $1,000 – Nutritional Supplements
Catholic Charities
 $6,000 – Counseling Services
CASA of the High Plains
 $18,000 – Improving Quality of Services to Volunteers and Children
Center for Life Experiences
 $3,000- Group Leader/Facilitator Specialist
Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation
 $7,000 – Support Services
City of Ellis
 $2,000 – Ellis Swimming Pool Improvement Project
Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK)
 $23,000 – Job Follow-Along Program
USD 489 Early Childhood Connections
 $5,475 – Connections Summer Preschool Program
First Call For Help
 $30,000 – Information & Referral/Emergency Aid
 $8,000 – Meals on Wheels
 $4,000 – Backpacks for Kids
Hays Area Children’s Center
 $37,639 – Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Services
Hays Senior Center
 $10,000 – Hays Senior Center Meal Site
KVC Hays
 $5,000 – Capacity Expansion
Options (Domestic and Sexual Violence Services)
 $15,000 – Safe Shelter
Parents and Children Together
 $4,716 – Parenting with Conscious Discipline Classes
Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center
 $2,000 – Hays Child Advocacy Center
Western Kansas Association on the Concerns of the Disabled (WKACD)
 $15,000 – Transportation to Work Program
This funding was made possible by all the business and individual donations made during the 2019 Campaign.  The United Way will be holding a Campaign Celebration and Recognition at a Chamber Chat on Friday, April 24th at 9:00 in the Hadley Center.  The public is invited.
The next round of funding will open in September.  If you have any questions or would like to donate to the United Way, contact them at 785-628-8281 or visit their website at www.liveunited.us.