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Recent Events


October 8th, 2022

Do you have the best in the Midwest?
Come out and enjoy various Chili along with Cinnamon Rolls, Beer, Children’s Halloween Costume Parade, Cornhole games and more!
We’re raffling off 52” TV, BBQ Grill, Golf Hats, Car Wash and SO MUCH MORE!
Public Welcome!
Come join us
on October 8th between 4-8pm
Just $5 entry fee
Children 8 years & under are FREE

Community Christmas Dinner 

December 25, 2020

This Christmas United Way partnered with First United Methodist Church of Kearney and 9 other organizations to host a Community

Christmas dinner. This dinner occurred on December 25th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Anyone was welcome and invited to drive-up and

pick up their dinner, or have it delivered!


Holiday Food Drive

November 23rd - December 21, 2020

United Way partnered with New West PT to host their 3rd Annual Holiday Food Drive. This event started on November 23rd and

ended on December 21st. All of the donated items benefited The Salvation Army and the Kearney Jubilee Center.


Give Where You Live 2020 

December 3, 2020

Our Goal for Give Where You Live this year was $20,000. A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who donated to United Way and who shared

positive messages about why they chose to do so. After a long day of donations we were able to meet and exceed our $20,000 goal. 

We are beyond thankful and can't wait to continue Building A Better Tomorrow thanks to your help! 


Gloves and Hats

November 4, 2020

We were able to help distribute 1900 gloves and 1400 hats to elementary schools in the Kearney Area. This project was supported by local

donars and funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, CFDA Number 21.019. We're thrilled to help kids start the winter season ready and warm!


Coats for Kids

October, 2020

Last spring Buffalo County County Goodfellows, Kearney Elks Lodge No. 984, Kearney Kiwanis clubs, and United Way of the Kearney Area 

decided to work together and began asking churches and service organizaitons to consider supporting the upcoming project as one community

initiative. This project was awarded the CARES grant that later helped fund a portion of the coat drive. Nearly 1, 300 children in the kearney 

area will now start the winter season with warm coats, gloves, and hats.