The Seward County United Way will be kicking off its 2011 Campaign at a Liberal Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept.10, at Seward County Community College. This year, the goal is $320,000, the highest goal ever set for the local United Way.
The Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast will introduce the 2011 Campaign Chair Michele Gillespie, Southwest Medical Center, and Assistant Campaign Chair James Gutzmer, Southwest Times. The Seward County United Way will be funding 28 agencies in 2011. “Every year, we have requests for more funds than we can provide so we try to focus on agencies that we know are making a difference in our community, ” said Burtzloff.
The 28 agencies include American Red Cross, Arthritis Foundation, Big Brother Big Sister, Boy Scouts, Crossroads, Girl Scouts, Homecare, Inc. (Liberal Food Cupboard), Kansas Children’s Service League, KIDS Inc., Kansas Legal Services, Liberal Area Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Services, Liberal Care Center, Liberal Latchkey, Liberal Weissel Boxing Club, LINK, Parents and Children Together (PACT), Salvation Army, Senior Citizen Friendship Meals, Seward County Safety Council, Seward County Senior Care, Seward County Veterans Services, SKADAF (Drug and Alcohol Treatment), Smart Start, Stepping Stone Shelter, Southwest Aquatics Team, Southwest Guidance Center, United Cerebral Palsy and a new start-up agency, the Whirlwind Career Career Counseling and Guidance Center for Veterans and First Responders.
“We have some great door prizes and we’re planning a dynamic start to our 2011 Campaign. We will be announcing some of the events we already have set up to help make this a fun campaign year,” Burtzloff said. Cost for the breakfast is $7.50 and reservations may be made with the Chamber at 624-3855. Reservations need to be made by noon, Thursday, Sept. 9.