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2013 Campaign Marches On

Jeff Garretson - November 20, 2013 12:58 pm

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The Salina Area United Way campaign is rounding a corner – as the ‘Workplace Campaign’ wraps up Friday.

Executive Director Amanda Michaelis stopped into the KSAL Morning News on Wednesday with a look at the 2013 “Bigger Together” theme, “The campaign has been going very well and we keep getting more and more packets in, so we’re excited about that,” she said.

Michaelis tells KSAL News that during next quarter they will focus on individuals and in the Spring, the campaign shifts to small businesses.

The visit was a chance to highlight a new program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina.

Michelle Peck, Executive Director with BBBS tells KSAL News that pledges to the United Way helps the just launched “Big Heart Program.”

“We match kids who have a parent or guardian who has some kind of medical illness or disease,” she said.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for people in the community who have battled cancer or have overcome a medical adversity to give back in a unique way.”

The Salina Area United Way helps fund multiple agencies that include:

United Cerebral Palsy
The Volunteer Connection
The Salvation Army
Salina Family YMCA
Salina Family Healthcare Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Child Development Center
Kansas Legal Services
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Child Advocacy & Parenting Services
Central Kansas Foundation
Catholic Charities
Boy Scouts Coronado Area Council
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina
Ashby House, Ltd.
American Red Cross

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