United Way of the Plains Combats Summer Learning Loss with Book Donations to Three Wichita Public Schools

WICHITA, Kan., Monday, May 24, 2021 — Second and third graders at three elementary schools in the Shocker neighborhood area received new reading materials last week. Delivered by Women United volunteers, the books will be sent home with children to help combat summer learning loss. The parental reading guides included with the books encourage working with children to practice and improve their skills even after the school year ends. See the story here on the link provided.

Whether responding to a pandemic or a personal crisis, the United Way is at work every day. That includes right here at Wichita State. And it’s not just out in the community; your fellow Shockers benefit from the amazing work of the United Way too.

 ·       In 2020, United Way-funded programs helped WSU employees more than 400 times.

·       The GIV Warehouse donated over $2000 worth of items to WSU departments. A little more than half being donated to the Shocker Support Locker.

While our fellow Shockers are benefiting from the great work at United Way, so are our neighbors in Shocker Neighborhood.

The United Way seeks to create positive change that lasts for generations to come. But they can’t do it alone. Please consider giving to the United Way campaign.

Giving options Learn more about how to give back

 Shockers can give to one or more of the following:

  • United Way Community Fund to support 67 programs and initiatives
  • Focus Areas of education, income and health
  • A specific local nonprofit human service agency. See details: www.unitedwayplains.org/designations.  

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