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United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 11:30am – 1:00pm, at the Oakwood Country Club. The meeting will feature lunch, special presentations, the nomination and election of Directors and Officers, 2018-2019 campaign totals and the announcement of the 2019 - 2020 Campaign Chairs. The cost to attend is $35 per person or $300 for a table for 8. Joey and Lezlie Meibergen served as 2018-19 chairs for the campaign. Highlights of the United Way’s “Live United” Campaign came in the form of several pledges, contributions and gifts of stock being donated.

“Golf Tournament, The Pillar’s Club Dinner, the Public Campaign 5k Foam Fun Run and Chili Cook-off events were once again huge successes, raising funds to help support our United Way Agencies. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, energy or money in any way, large or small, or gave words of encouragement. We are truly blessed to have been a part of this campaign and the United Way organization.” the Meibergens stated. Several individuals will receive special recognition during the event including: Tocqueville Society Leadership Awards, Certificates of Recognition and Achievements, and the 2019 recipient of the Dick Lambertz Memorial Award.

Funds raised through the United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma’s campaign go to support 15 nonprofit member agencies: Booker T. Washington Community Center, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Cimarron Council – Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross serving NW Oklahoma, Community Development Support Association, Denny Price YMCA, Human Services Alliance of Greater Enid, Garfield County Child Advocacy Council, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, Loaves and Fishes, RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma, Thayne A.

Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center, The Salvation Army, Youth & Family Services North Central Oklahoma and YWCA of Enid. Funds also support mentoring in Elementary and Middle schools in Enid, research to identify human service needs throughout Enid & NW Oklahoma communities and we direct resources to accountable health and human services agencies to meet those needs by improving health, safety, education and economic well-being of our most vulnerable citizens.

April 11th is the deadline to RSVP for the event. Please call Carolina at the United Way office at (580) 237-0821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We apologize for any inconvenience; due to conflicts with previous date we had to reschedule our golf tournament. Our 32nd Annual United Way Golf Tournament & Ronna Richards Memorial Fundraiser will be held Friday, June 28th at Meadowlake Municipal Golf Course with two tee times: 8:00am and 1:00pm (rainout date is Friday, July 12, 2019). The tournament will be a scramble with 2 flights, allowing people to bring their own team. In the interest of efficiency and speed of play, the tournament will be limited to 24 teams/96 players per tee time, first come-first served!

As a past sponsor, we are sending you early notification so you can mark your calendar and get your team signed up for this fun, worthwhile event.

Download this sponsorship form covering various options. Hole sponsorships are only $150. This places your company’s name on the golf course and you are listed in all tournament advertising. If you would like your company’s name in our brochure you must submit entry form before March 20th. Individual player cost is $100.00, which includes the Mulligan Package, 4 player teams and hole sponsor are $500.00. All player packages include a lunch buffet which will be available from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Your sponsorship helps support United Way funded programs. With your generosity you are helping to provide services to those most in need throughout our community! Thank you for your past support; we look forward to seeing you on June 28th!

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 01:14

Teach Tech w/ Coach-A-Kid Enid

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The objectives of Coach-A-Kid Enid are to improve academic achievement with a focus on reading and math, to build self-esteem, establish positive relationships, and to help children overcome negative behaviors. Teach Tech will be comprised of engineering and coding projects, science exploration, drones and robotics. Coach-A-Kid mentors will receive training in these disciplines by specialists at Autry and will then apply the training during their mentoring sessions with students.

Make-Up, Make-Up Date: Wednesday, February 27th

Autry Lectorium, Room 201

  • 7:00–7:30 AM
  • 11:30–12:00 PM
  • 3:30–4:00 PM
  • 5:30–6:00 PM

For more information, contact John Gray: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 580.237.0821.

Monday, February 11, 2019

6:30–8:00 PM

Autry Technology Center Lectorium

Together we can fight back and promote resilience in our families and our community! Come and enjoy refreshments, view a film and participate in a discussion with state and local experts.

This documentary reveals how TOXIC STRESS can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement determined to fight back.

Documentary Screening and Community Conversation

Refreshments provided by Garfield County OSU Extension and Garfield County OHCE members.

Coalition Partners

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United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma and Autry Technology Center are combining their efforts to engage students enrolled in the Coach-A-Kid mentoring program in the Enid Public Schools elementary and middle school system.

“We are excited that our friends and new partners at Autry will be providing technology-focused educational tool kits to our mentors and students,” said John Gray, Coach-A-Kid Coordinator.

The kits will be comprised of engineering and coding projects, science exploration, drones and robotics. Coach-A-Kid mentors will receive training in these disciplines by specialists at Autry and will then apply the training during their mentoring sessions with students.

“We are providing the Coach-A-Kid students hands-on experience with these technologies,” stated Mandy Mayberry, Autry Director of Communications, Marketing & Recruiting. “This can translate into a student potentially having 13 years of hands-on education in these areas by the time they graduate from Career Tech or college.”

Brady McCullough, CEO of Autry Technology Center believes, “as we continue to work towards a global economy, students need to learn skills that allow them to have parity with other technologically advanced nations. Hundreds of jobs are available with various companies throughout Oklahoma that are looking for people with this type of technology skill set. We are thrilled to partner with United Way and Coach-A-Kid on this exciting project.”

If you would like to enroll your child in the Coach-A-Kid mentoring program or would like to become a mentor, contact John Gray at United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma at 580-237-0821 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Coach-A-Kid mentoring program began in 2015 and is funded in part through a grant from the Harris Foundation and the United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma.

Autry Technology Center has been a part of the Enid community since 1967 and is one of 29 CareerTech schools across Oklahoma. The center has more than 25 career programs and offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses and certifications for many diverse career fields. Autry serves nearly 16,000 individuals each year, including many area employees who receive training through the Business and Industry Services Department that works with over 500 local businesses each year.

The United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma has been serving the region since 1934 and has raised over $50 million toward the fight for those who struggle with meeting everyday needs and necessities in the area of Health, Education and Financial stability.

Sunday, 04 November 2018 13:23

2018 DAY of Kindness

Join United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma for a DAY of KINDNESS! All day - Monday, November 5, 2018. Please share a kind word, a smile and/or a kind act. Our friendly volunteers will be around town spreading kindness...we hope you will too.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us to provide supplies and items of need to many throughout our community. Please thank our sponsors when you see them:

  • OG&E
  • Allen Family Foundation
  • Westgate Plaza Shopping Center
  • Mid-Continent Packaging
  • Mid-America Wholesale
  • Valir Hospice Care
  • Paradise Donuts of Enid
  • Enid News and Eagle
  • Davinci's Coffee House
  • TYSON
  • Jiffy Trip
  • Dillard's

United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma is inviting and encouraging the community to participate in their annual World Day of Kindness on Monday, November 5th sponsored in part by OG&E.

“A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the community on that day such as delivering random acts of kindness to area schools, quality of life projects for senior citizens, replenishing supplies for Loaves & Fishes, YWCA and Salvation Army, and other acts of kindness throughout the day,” says Dan Schiedel, CEO of United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma.

The United Way is inviting individuals, families, and employee groups to volunteer for a task and/or show random acts of kindness. “Two worthwhile projects, ‘Enid Santa for Seniors,’ through RSVP and the Diaper Bank through CDSA are both excellent ideas for families and employees to work together on to make a wonderful difference in the lives of others. If you don’t have time to do the shopping, you can make a donation and United Way will be happy to make the act of kindness happen,” said Schiedel.

Schiedel continued, “A random act of kindness can be as simple as paying for someone’s coffee or a meal or offering assistance with groceries. Kindness doesn’t need to cost anything. Opening a door for someone, speaking a kind word, or greeting another person with a smile can make all the difference in someone’s day.”

If you or your employee group is planning something special for the Day of Kindness, please contact the United Way office as soon as possible. United Way would like to coordinate the timing of as many activities as possible in order to capture them on film or video. The purpose isn’t to give credit to any one individual; it is to encourage others to be moved to good deeds and to begin thinking more of others.

For more information on Enid’s Day of Kindness, contact Dan Schiedel at 580-237-0821 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 23:44

31st Annual Chili Cookoff!

Friday, October 26th

11am – 1pm

Central National Bank Center, Downtown Enid

Prizes will be awarded in these categories:

  • Judge’s Chili Choice Award
  • People’s Chili Choice Award
  • Best Decorated Booth Award
  • Top Dollar Chili Award

Chili cooks will also be eligible for door prize drawings.

Requirements

THE COOKOFF COMPETITION IS NOW FULL. Tickets for the tasting are $7 each. Call 580-237-0821 TODAY!

Booth Setup: 8:00am
Judging: 10:00am Serving: 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Entry fee: $50.00 + door prize
Entry Deadline: October 19

  • Minimum 4 gallons of chili. Must be cooked in advance, brought in hot and ready to serve. Initial judging begins at 10:00am.
  • Booth space is first come/first serve unless you’ve reserved additional space for a large item such as a vehicle. Booths are approximately 8’x10’ with 1 large table provided. ROASTERS ARE THE ONLY METHOD OF HEATING ALLOWED BECAUSE THEY USE LESS ENERGY. (No additional electrical appliances are allowed, i.e TVs, radios, crock pots, etc.) You will need to provide an extension cord and/or power strip, tape to secure
    your cord to the floor, a long serving spoon, cooking utensils, hot pads, etc.
  • You may also want to provide cheese, chips or other condiments.
  • We would greatly appreciate an item of value to be given as a door prize.
  • Top Dollar Chili, which may include your company’s in–house chili fundraiser dollars need to be in a decorative container clearly stating such.

Questions? Contact Dan Schiedel or Carolina Seymour at 580-237-0821 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:31

5K Foam Fun Run - Campaign Kick-Off Event

Date: Friday, September 7, 7pm 
Location: Downtown Courthouse Lawn (Enid, OK)

Registrations are available for individuals, family, groups, and companies. Register here.

The fee is $30, and there are no changes for later registration. Donations are also welcome. Funds go to:

United Way of Enid
2300 North 10th
Enid, OK 73701

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Ballard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (580) 977-8213.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Helmets and Basketball

Get ready to rumble!

Call TODAY to get your OSU, OU or Thunder tickets for a chance at one of these autographed helmets or basketball! The OSU football helmet is autographed by Coach Mike Gundy, the OU football helmet is autographed by Coach Lincoln Riley and the Thunder basketball is autographed by the entire 2018 Thunder Basketball Team!

Helmet tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and Thunder tickets are $10 each. Call us today at 580-237-0821 and support United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma.

All proceeds to benefit our 16 partner agencies.

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