Buy Fabulous Local Art and Help Franklin County Youth!

With over 70 pieces of local, professional art and 180 pieces of art made by local youth,  you will be able to find the perfect, unique Christmas gift for a loved one this holiday season! All proceeds benefit CASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Reach for the Stars and the Ottawa Community Arts Council’s youth programs.  Join us for the 6th annual Holiday Festival and Auction:



United Way and Franklin County Kids Need You!

Hello friends and United Way Supporters!  United Way invites you to help hundreds of Franklin County kids in need as they prepare for the school year!  
When: August 5th – August 13th.
Where: Ottawa Wal-Mart  Supercenter 
2101 South Princeton Street

Ottawa, KS 66067

What: The United Way/Wal-Mart Fill the Bus Initiative  

How you Can Help:  We are asking you to volunteer for a two hour shift in order help pass out school supply lists to Wal-Mart shoppers. The goal is to “Fill the Bus” with all of the things our community’s most vulnerable will need this school year (school supplies, clothing, healthy snack foods, shoes, coats, hygiene products and other necessary items). NOTE: All of the items donated during Fill the Bus will be distributed to youth in Franklin County by United Way Member Agencies: ECKAN and Communities in Schools of Ottawa . 
Please sign-up for a short volunteer shift today: Simply follow this link and put your phone number, email and name into the time slot that works best for you… 
Thank you for making life better for a child in our community!

A plea on behalf of your Franklin County neighbors- SHARE THIS!

Many people in our community turn to United Way and its 17 Member Agencies for help when they need it most! Please help our community thrive by giving to vital programs that give “a leg up” when our friends, family and neighbors need services.

In 2015 your donation impacted 11,300 Franklin County residents by helping United Way and its Member Agencies promote healthy lifestyles, improve local education and help Franklin County residents achieve financial stability and overcome food insecurity.

Together we are making a difference! To join us in our efforts, please click on this link and make a donation:

One good example of our many services can be fournd here:

On behalf of your Franklin County neighbors who may find themselves in an uncomfortable place where they need help… THANK YOU!

Kindest regards,

Meg Pearson
United Way of Franklin County
434 South Main Street
P.O. Box 233
Ottawa, KS 66067
Work: (785) 418-2015
Cell: (816) 529-8959