United Way Service Center opens in Wellington

first_imgIn addition to Sumner County, United Way provides books in the following Sedgwick County Zip Codes of 67203, 67208, 67210, 67211, 67213, 67214, 67216, 67218 and 67219, Andover’s 67002, and Augusta’s 67010.United Way’s Legacy Fund endowment is funding books through the program in Sedgwick and Butler counties. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a national program started by Dolly Parton to inspire children to learn to read.The experiences of thousands of families, as well as research in child development, affirm the benefits of early learning experiences for children. Research shows that activities such as reading regularly with children, beginning in infancy, can produce a significant growth in I.Q., which lasts a child’s lifetime. Anyone interested in helping fund the program can send a donation to: United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202. If by check, make it out to “United Way of the Plains” with “Imagination Library” in the memo line.United Way of the Plains is a multi-county nonprofit serving south central Kansas—including Sumner, Sedgwick and Butler counties. United Way of the Plains brings people together to improve the lives of everyone by focusing on education, income and health. Those building blocks help children achieve their potential, help people achieve financial stability and help improve people’s health and wellness. To do this, United Way raises funds for programs, works with coalitions, writes grants, recruits volunteers and distributes in-kind gifts. United Way helps people find needed services through the United Way 2‑1‑1 information line and helps match people to volunteer opportunities through the United Way Volunteer Center. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentscenter_img Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The new United Way Service Center for Sumner County held its ribbon-cutting and open house at 314 N. Washington in Wellington. United Way also announced its expansion of a free book program in Sumner County for preschool children.The service center will house various nonprofit agencies providing services to Sumner County residents.“We are very pleased to bring United Way to Sumner County and we will be active in accomplishing our mission here to identify community needs and bring together resources to meet those needs,” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, president and CEO of United Way of the Plains. “We’re also pleased to expand our free book program to Sumner County. We want every child to experience the joy of books even if their families cannot afford them. We know if children get exposed to reading early, they will learn more quickly and every aspect of their lives will benefit.”Since 2011, United Way has been funding a program called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for Andover and parts of Wichita. Now, Sumner County children under 5 years of age can receive free books once a month.Children in the Sumner County will now be able to receive an age-appropriate book each month from birth to age five. Parents can register these ways:·        sign up online at www.unitedwayplains.org/imaginationlibrary·        call 2-1-1 (United Way’s 24-hour information line).last_img read more

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