Projects & Events

United Way Projects and Events

Below are United Way's ongoing projects and events. Want to learn more about one of these? Reach out to

Recreational Activity Scholarships

recreational scholarships


These scholarships provide up to $75 per year in assistance for youth to attend enrichment activities through the schools
or community organizations with priorities for reading programs and summer school. Guardians will be asked to provide
proof of financial need.  

Coats for Kids

coats for kids



Each year, we partner with the Kearney Kiwanis Clubs, Kearney Elks, and Buffalo County Goodfellows to organize a Coats for Kids drive where we provide free coats to over 800 children in the Kearney and surrounding areas. We provide a range of coats to toddlers, all the way up to high school students. Volunteers work together the morning of the event to organize and sort the coats to make for a quick and easy pick-up for families. Upon registering, guardians will be asked to provide proof of financial need.

Free Little Libraries

Free Little Library
United Way hosts two Free Little Libraries in Kearney. You can find these libraries at 14 La Platte Road and 117 East 17th. Stop by to donate a book or pick one up for yourself!

Free Little Pantries

Free Little Pantry

Donate food at one of the Free Little Pantries anytime.

They are located at 1623 Central Ave, 110 W. 24th, 3211 Q Ave. 

Take what you need, leave what you can!

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Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger projects  
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a charitable initiative conducted by the National Association of

Letter Carriers. They make significant donations of food to organizations serving those in need.