Registration Opens For Volunteer Event

The Salina Area United Way’s Annual Community Volunteer Event will be held on February 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 at the Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center located at 3320 S. 9th Street.

Gather together with 200 of your closest friends and write a new chapter in the “United Story” by participating in the Annual Community Volunteer Event.  This year they will be sorting, assembling, and distributing hygiene kits for the children in our community.

According to the Kansas Food Bank’s Community Relations Manager, Debi Kreutzman, “The idea of hygiene items is fantastic.  We know that food stamps cannot be used for anything but food.  And we know it is very difficult for a parent or guardian on a strict budget to try to decide which dish soap to buy so that it can also be used for their kids’ shampoo.”

The goal is to assemble 3,500 hygiene kits so that every child in need will receive a kit in time for Spring Break.  Registration will open for the first 200 volunteers on January 9, 2019 through The Volunteer Hub at

The two lead sponsors for this event are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Salina Charities League.

If you, or your business, are interested in including a hygiene item in the kit, please contact the SAUW office at 785-827-1312 or email [email protected] for more information.