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United Way of Greater Kansas City – Women United

The Women United group of United Way has 650 members locally, and more than 55,000 globally, and it is open to anyone who donates $1,000 or more annually to United Way. The group was established in 2009 and continues to uplift women and make a positive impact on our area’s youngest residents. Their leadership and volunteerism is shown through events such as Purses for Promise, Refresh a Classroom, helping teachers at Richardson Early Learning Center and Woodland Early Learning Center; InCommon, an annual women’s small business marketplace; and a Season of Giving, where members volunteer at a local agency with a focus on early childhood development. 

Volunteers “refreshed a classroom” in Kansas City, Missouri public schools.


InCommon features a marketplace for women’s small businesses and a panel discussion with female entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders.

Featured in the March 23, 2024 issue of The Independent.


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