The Carthage Area United Way is setting a goal of $310,000 for its 2016-2017 campaign. Donations will support more than a dozen organizations, including longtime associations with the Special Olympics, American Red Cross and Lafayette House. This year they've added a 15th group, Art Feeds Carthage. The goal is slightly lower than last year's campaign at $320,000.

We plan to raise $1500 to be added to our endowment fund.  The primary reason for adding to our endowment fund is so we may continue to give loyal donors the opportunity to leave a Legacy Gift to the Carthage Area United Way, through the Carthage Community Foundation, helping create a perpetual income stream after their death, and keep their memory and support alive in our United Way community.

The Carthage Area United Way would like to recognize Schreiber Foods for their contribution and all the wonderful things they do to improve our community. We truly do appreciate each of you.



Thank you to our student advocates and to YOU for buying their Shakespeare’s Pizza—THEY RAISED $1000!



Carthage High School United Way Student Advocate group held several fundraisers this school year to support the local United Way foundation. Thursday, April 7, CHS principal Matt Huntly and the students presented a $1033 check to Janet Stafford, United Way Executive Director. After the check presentation the students left for a tour of several of the local agencies that the monies support. Their first stop was Children’s Haven, then they will tour the Celebral Palsy Center and lastly the Lafyette House. Later this month they will take a trip to Kansas City to tour Children’s Mercy. The students and staff at CHS would like to thank Mrs. Strafford, Tyler Smith, Amanda Fosdick and Barbara Graue for driving on the trips. 

From Left to Right: Brooke Guidie, Claire Orscheln, Emma Charleston, Matt Huntley, Eli Monzon, Adrianna Lewis, Fatima Portillo, Janet Stafford, and in the back on the left is Reed Ledford and Gannon Tiller. Not pictured: Trey Collins, Tristain Lown, Olivia Fancher, and Mason Bryant.



I was honored to meet with Senator Blunt in Washington D.C. to discuss the issues our community has been facing and the good things that Carthage Area United Way has done. This meeting was part of the New Executive Directors Conference agenda.