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United Way of Western Nebraska
Campaign 2016-2017

Goal $371,111

Thank you to our Campaign Co-Chairs

Bill Boyer & George Schlothauer

and all of the volunteers who are working hard to

make this campaign a success!!!



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Volunteer to:

  • deliver meals to a homebound person.   (SB County Volunteer Center - 632-3736)
  • walk a shelter dog(s) - you will get some exercise and make a lonely dog’s day!(Panhandle Humane Society- 635-0922)
  • become an advocate for a child in the court system (CASA  672-2922)
  • deliver commodities or grocery shop for elderly, disabled and homebound people.  (SB County Volunteer Center 632-3736)
  • be a scout leader  (Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts 632-4179)
  • be a side-walker at Buckboard Therapeutic Riding Academy   783-2319
  • Volunteer to serve at a local Soup Kitchen (631-6417)


  • A monetary donation to United Way helps 16 programs in our community!    Visit www.united wayofwesternnebraska.com  to Click & Give to United Way!!!
  • Non-perishable food, toiletries, household items to families affected by domestic violence  (DOVES 436-2787)
  • Dog or cat food, bleach, towels, ziploc bags (complete wish list at             panhandlehumanesociety.org      (Panhandle Humane Society 635-0922)
  • Disposable diapers      (Diaper Depot 635-2548)
  • Rubbermaid containers with lids, old t-shirts, wicker baskets, spices, puddings, perfumes (complete wish list at riversidediscoverycenter.org
  •  Gently used wheelchairs, canes, walkers, handicap assistive devices  (Panhandle Independent Living Services  635-7901)
  • Non-perishable food   (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 632-2845)


In 1945 a small group of volunteer businessmen formed the Scottsbluff Community Chest, an independent fundraising association. Its purpose was to raise funds for ten prominent community charities. That year, the first campaign raised $26,359 which was distributed among those ten agencies.

Throughout the years, other agencies have joined our association. Agency names changed, agencies merged and some simply no longer exist. Today there are 19 member agencies, including one of the original agencies, Boy Scouts.

In the 2012-2013 annual campaign, the United Way of Western Nebraska raised over $429,000. Since their humble beginning, the United Way of Western Nebraska has raised more than $8,909,303 to help those in need and in building a stronger, healthier and more compassionate community..the United Way.


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