2017 Partnering Agencies

Through the generosity of both individuals and corporate donors the United Way of El Dorado raises funds each Fall for the upcoming year. Each spring, the Allocation Committee carefully considers community needs through its Allocation Hearings. Agencies requesting funds must submit proposals documenting needs and services, as well as providing details of proposed projects toward which funds will be applied. Funds are then distributed to partnering agencies that serve and build our community.


12 Baskets, Inc.

12 Baskets has served the El Dorado Community for over twenty years. They provide physical and spiritual needs of individuals and families through a foundation of relationship, food distribution,support,education,service and partnership, so that all will be equiped to live and abundant, productive life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County

Website: http://bbbsbutler.org

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Bradford Memorial Library

Website: http://bradford.scklf.info/services/outreach

Bradford Memorial Library is to provide library services to persons of all ages in the communty. The library will make readily available the most requested materials in various formats and serve as an access point for any needed information. We encourage young children to develop an interest in reading for enjoyment and learning. Through the outreach program individuals who are homebound,live in assisted living,nursing homes are delivered large print books, CD's, DVD's and activity kits.

Bright Beginnings

It enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together communnity resources and providing customized services.

Butler County RSVP

Website: http://bucoks.com/index.aspx?NID=155

Provides a variety of meaningful opportunities for people 55 years of age and over to participate more fully in the life of their communities through significant vulunteer work. Volunteers will utilize their skills and experience as they benefit their communities.

Butler Homeless Initiative

Website: http://butlerhomelessinitiative.org

Empowered by the love of Christ, to equip the homeless to successful independent living. Future goal is to open a shelter in El Dorado.

Child Start

Website: http://childstart.org/index.html

Provides early childhood development services that prepare children for lifelong success.Child Start also has the Head Start program which has been established since July 2012 in Butler County. It promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to low-income children and families.

Communities In Schools Mid-America at Central Kansas

Website: http://cismidamerica.org

Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs. By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.

El Dorado Boy Scouts: Troop 222

Website: http://scouting.org

To provide organized scouting for boys in El Dorado KS. This provides opportunities for boys to develop into young men with citezenship and leadership skills.

El Dorado Crimestoppers

Website: http://eldoradocrimestoppers.com

It helps reduce criminal activity in El Dorado community by offering cash pay-outs for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of criminals. It helps create community awareness where criminals feel perecuted and uncomfortable around a community of law abiding citizens.

El Dorado LunchBox: Kids Need To Eat

Website: http://kidsneed2eat.org

KN2E assists communities in overcoming barriers to children having access to nutritious food that is needed for their bodies and brains to reach their full potential. It achieves it's mission through: research, advocacy,education, information sharing and service, leveraging community assets and resources. Average 170 children daily are fed in El Dorado over the Summer months. The children take home a weekend back pack with nutritional food items. Baby food and diapers are also offered daily.

Family Life Center of Butler County-Safehouse

Is to provide comprehensive services to the victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault/abuse, with special attention to each client's needs without regard tothe individual's race, color, sex preference, religion or belief. It also has the Teen Dating Violence program and the Sexual Assault program.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Website: http://kansasgirlscouts.org

The mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Leadership Butler, Inc.

Website: http://leadershipbutlerinc.org/

To help develop servant leaders through education and example, Leadership Butler provides people with tools and confidence to make their organizations and Butler County a place where we live well and laugh often.

Mid-Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.

Website: http://mid-capinc.org/http://www.mid-capinc.org/

It is dedicated to helping people move from poverty to self- sufficiency. Helping People- change Lives.

Resource Center for Independent Living

Website: http://rcilinc.org/news

It is committed to working with individuals, families, and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to persons with diabilities.

SCARF & Sunshine Children's Home

Website: http://scarfks.org

To provide resources and facilities that support and protect abused and neglected children and their families. It also has The Sunlight Children's home that is open 24/7. This offers a safe warm enviroment for the victim to disclose information regarding their abuse/neglect.

Special Families

It is a parent to parent program assisting families and their special needs children with information and support. It has the Lending Library for the families to use resources such as books, toys, dvds audio tapes and so much more related to parenting of special needs children. Also offers the Summer Program the purpose is to provide individual tutoring, group tutoring, and speech therapy services to special needs children.

The Arc of Butler

Is to provide and assist families and individuals with resources,answers and hope by sharing the passion for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It has several programs within. The Special Olympics which is for athletes with special needs can increase physical fitness,practice relational and team building skills, build-self esteem through acomplishment. Friday Fun Night is a program for socializing in the area for teens and young adults. Circle of Friends is another unique program which brings together those with and without disabilities to build relationships with each other through various activities.

The Salvation Army

Website: http://salvationarmyusa.org

It assists many families from different walks of life through our programs and services. Families who are in need are looking for the resources they can trap into to try to regain stability in their lives. It offers food, rent, utility,clothing,furniture,emergency and seasonal assistance.

Tri-County CASA

Website: http://kansascasa.org

Provides trained volunteers appointed by the court, to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children.

United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Website: http://ucp.org

To advance the independence, productivity and full citezenship of persons with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. This includes advocacy and family counceling and assisting families with appropriate services, financial aid, as well as rehabilaitation and wheelchair assisting.

Wheatland Fishing Has No Boundaries

Website: http://fhnbinc.org

Promotes freedom, adventure, lifelong friendships, and camaraderie between participants and volunteers. Brings ALL people together at one event it creates the feeling of independence,accomplishment and promotes a "quality of life". People with disabilities have the same dreams and desires as evryone else.