2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Soiree

One $30 dollar ticket, to an annual Ugly Sweater party, provides a child in our four county area a book a month for a full year. Currently, the United Way of South Central Nebraska is serving 586 children in our four county area through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Ugly Sweater Soiree is the annual fundraiser, which allows us to continue to provide this wonderful literacy program. The event will take place at Murphy’s Wagon Wheel, on December 8 from 6 pm-8 pm. Tastings and sponsorship will also be provided by First Street Brewing Company. A limited number of tickets are available. We will have a contest for ugly, uglier, and ugliest sweater. (participation is optional). Come out on Thursday December 8th for a good cause, and get your ugly on.

Toys for Tots 2016

United Way of South Central Nebraska works in partnership with the United States Marine Corps through the Toys For Tots program, and Salvation Army of Hastings, to ensure children who are less fortunate will receive a gift during the Holiday Season.  We are collecting for children between the ages of newborn through 15 years old.  Donations of new, unwrapped toys, and gently-used books, or stuffed animals are collected starting November 4th through December 5th at several sites in our area.  Collected toys and gifts will be distributed to children in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties.


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Campaign Kick-Off Event

Every September we kick-off our annual campaign drive with an event to foster the enthusiasm for helping South Central Nebraska.  You can find out all the details for this year’s kick-off event here.

Play Golf • Change Lives

Annually, the United Way of South Central Nebraska hosts a the United Way of South Central Nebraska Golf Classic in May.  This event is a huge success due to the many community sponsors and volunteers.   For more information on the next tournament, please call 402-461-8412.

Ugly Sweater Soiree & Wine Tasting

In 2015 the United Way of South Central Nebraska hosted a SOLD OUT event with an ugly sweater contest, full of great prized donated by the community and delicious wine tasting.  The cost was $30 per person, which provides books to a local child for a year, 100% of the proceeds for this event was to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of South Central Nebraska.

United Way Annual Meeting

In February every year, the United Way hosts its annual meeting.  At this event, fundraising totals are announced and awards presented.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate our successes and come together as a community to honor those making a difference.