United Way

3rd Annual Circle of Friends Celebration

Circle of Friends Program

Due to the recent Omicron surge and COVID-19 spreading rapidly in Kern County, we feel that it is in our community’s best interest to make our annual Circle of Friends Celebration virtual, and we hope that you can join us on February 3rd via Zoom! We appreciate your understanding with moving our event virtually. We want to ensure a safe environment for all guests and help Kern County stay safe & healthy.

In 2021, we saw a light at the end of the tunnel. Children finally returned to the classroom, parents and individuals got back to work, and annual events came back alongside the communities they serve. Our focus this year was on rebuilding Kern County from the darkest parts of the pandemic so we can continue to see our friends and neighbors thrive once again. United Way of Kern County's Circle of Friends Celebration is a time to highlight programs, services and events we have put on that made an impact in the community, and to honor those in our community who so graciously helped us along the way. We would be unable to do what we do without those who rise to the occasion and give their time, resources, donations, and skills for the betterment of the community of Kern County. We want to extend a great thank you to everyone who showed up to help in 2021 and looking forward to 2022.






















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What to expect

During this appreciation Zoom event we will be showcasing United Way of Kern County’s programs and services and taking time to thank everyone who raised their hands to Help Kern Stay Strong in 2021. Zoom opens at 5:45 PM. The event will begin at 6:00 PM with words from UWKC staff and presenting awards to leaders in the community who help make the wins in 2021 possible!



For questions or more information,
contact Jane Voss at:
Phone:  661-889-5744
Email:   jane.v@uwkern.org


The event will be held on Zoom.

All registrants will receive the link to the event on February 2nd.

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability


We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.