‘It’s the right thing to do’: United Way drive-thru offers free meals

The Bakersfield Californian It was a drive-thru, but nobody was required to hand over a $10 bill or fish out their last quarters from between their vehicle’s seats to pay ... Continue reading...

Aera Energy donates to Memorial Scholarship Fund in Honor of Javier Lozano

By: Charr Davenport 23ABC BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — United Way of Kern County (UWKC) announced that Aera Energy made the first donation to UWKC’s Memorial Scholarship Fund in Honor of ... Continue reading...

Condors hold Teddy Bear Toss, quickest goal in Teddy Bear Toss history

By Charr Davenport, 23ABC BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Condors are counting bears with the United Way Kern County after the annual Teddy Bear Toss game before heading north ... Continue reading...

President & CEO, Mari Pérez-Dowling nominated for 2022 Hispanic Hero Award

We at United Way of Kern County want to congratulate our President & CEO, Mari Pérez-Dowling on the nomination for the first-ever Hispanic Hero Award. Mari has been nominated and ... Continue reading...

United Way partners up to give away bikes, books and backpacks

It almost felt like Christmas in July, except it happened in August. Twenty happy children received 20 bicycles and 20 backpacks, complete with books and other items at the 3B’s ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County- Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Program

United Way of Kern County (UWKC) has partnered with No Kid Hungry, State Farm, Community Action Partnership of Kern and Capital Dental to bring another installment of “Healthy Minds Healthy ... Continue reading...
United Way leaves city's southwest for new downtown home in Historic Bakersfield Californian Building

United Way leaves city’s southwest for new downtown home in Historic Bakersfield Californian Building

After 22 years, United Way of Kern County has found a new home at the Historic Bakersfield Californian building. Visit the new building at 1707 Eye Street, Bakersfield CA 93301. Continue reading...

Laptops donated to Stay Focused

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For this Kern’s Kindness, we’re learning about a recent donation the United Way of Kern County made to support local students. Last Thursday, they partnered with the ... Continue reading...

Helping residents in Taft prepare their taxes

TAFT, Calif. (KERO) — The deadline to file your taxes is sneaking up. People have until April 18th. But as we know this process can get complicated. That’s why the United ... Continue reading...

Providing books to children across Kern County

Reading is more than a pastime, stories can shape, and even change, the lives of people who read them, especially children. In honor of Read Across America Day, an initiative ... Continue reading...

United Way Community Air Festival and Born Learning Trail

By: Mike Hart, 23ABC LAMONT, Calif. (KERO) — A Kern County town is getting a new addition to their community this weekend. Alongside a free clean air festival, the city of ... Continue reading...

United Way helps low-income students during the holiday season

By: Breanna Polk, 23ABC , Muska Olumi, 23ABC BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Christmas break is approaching, and many low-income students and families are in need of resources. United Way of Kern County ... Continue reading...

United Way lends a hand to last-minute tax filers

LOCAL NEWS by: Moses Small Posted: May 17, 2021 / 06:02 PM PDT / Updated: May 17, 2021 / 06:02 PM PDT BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — While today is the deadline to file your taxes, ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County offering free tax preparation assistance to low-income families

United Way of Kern County offering free tax preparation assistance to low-income families Posted: May 12, 2021 / 10:38 AM PDT / Updated: May 12, 2021 / 06:16 PM PDT BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — ... Continue reading...

Mari Perez-Dowling named Woman of the Year for Assembly District 32

She is the first Latina to serve in her role. Mari Perez-Dowling is officially the Woman of the Year for Assembly District 32. Bakersfield Assembly member Rudy Salas recognized Perez-Dowling ... Continue reading...
Circle of Friends Celebration put on by the United Way of Kern County

Circle of Friends Celebration put on by the United Way of Kern County

Sydney Cullen, marketing and campaign assistant with United Way of Kern County talked with 23ABC about the program. Photo by: United Way of Kern County/Facebook By: Anthony Wright, 23ABC Posted at 12:33 ... Continue reading...
No game, no problem, Condors to hold Teddy Bear Toss drive-thru style

No game, no problem, Condors to hold Teddy Bear Toss drive-thru style

by Eyewitness News staff Wednesday, November 11th 2020 BAKERSFIELD, Calif., (KBAK/KBFX) — Despite the uncertainty of having a 2020-2021 season due to the coronavirus, the Bakersfield Condors are still looking to keep ... Continue reading...
Bakersfield Condors holding drive-thru Teddy Bear Toss this year

Bakersfield Condors holding drive-thru Teddy Bear Toss this year

By: Veronica Morley Posted at 11:25 AM, Nov 12, 2020 and last updated 11:25 AM, Nov 12, 2020 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Annual Condors Teddy Bear Toss will still be taking place this ... Continue reading...
Weedpatch receives hot Thanksgiving dinners: 'The need is great, and the impact is great'

Weedpatch receives hot Thanksgiving dinners: ‘The need is great, and the impact is great’

By EMMA GALLEGOS egallegos@bakersfield.com The biggest Thanksgiving dinner event in south Kern was a drive-thru event at Sunset Middle School on Tuesday afternoon. Everyone in attendance was given a traditional ... Continue reading...
2020-United Way, Vineland School District bring socially distant Thanksgiving to South Kern

2020-United Way, Vineland School District bring socially distant Thanksgiving to South Kern

By: Ashley Valenzuela Posted at 9:01 PM, Nov 18, 2020 and last updated 9:01 PM, Nov 18, 2020 KERN COUNTY, Calif. — On Nov. 24, United Way of Kern County will be partnering ... Continue reading...
United Way, Vineland School District to serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 24

United Way, Vineland School District to serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 24

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The United Way of Kern County and the Vineland School District are bringing a socially distant Thanksgiving to southern Kern County. The groups will serve 2,000 ... Continue reading...
Thanksgiving meals will be distributed 'drive-thru style' for South Kern families Tuesday

Thanksgiving meals will be distributed ‘drive-thru style’ for South Kern families Tuesday

The Bakersfield Californian | Nov 18, 2020 The United Way of Kern County will distribute hot Thanksgiving meals in families in the Sunset Middle School parking lot on Tuesday. There ... Continue reading...
United Way hosts Halloween literacy drive-thru event

United Way hosts Halloween literacy drive-thru event

by Eyewitness News Staff Saturday, October 31st 2020 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — On Saturday morning, United Way hosted a Halloween-themed Family Fall Festival to promote early child literacy in Kern County. “We ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County hosts first Family Fall Fest

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The United Way of Kern County was able to celebrate Halloween with local children at its first Family Fall Fest. The group handed out a thousand ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County and The Blessing Corner team up for school supply drive happening Wednesday

by: Marisel Maldonado Posted: Jul 20, 2020 / 02:38 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 20, 2020 / 02:39 PM PDT BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — United Way of Kern County and The Blessing Corner have teamed ... Continue reading...

23ABC, United Way of Kern County team up for back to school drive

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While some school districts are still deciding how they will proceed with social distanced learning, students are still in need of supplies. 23ABC is sponsoring the United Way ... Continue reading...

Feeding essential workers and families

With a goal of distributing 60,000 meals in 30 days, United Way of Kern County in collaboration with the Bakersfield Marriott distributed meals Wednesday evening. The ready-to-eat meals went to ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County distributing 60,000 meals throughout the month of June

by Tyrah Majors, Eyewitness News | Wednesday, May 20th 2020 Watch the story here. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The United Way of Kern County is kicking off a food distribution this week to ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County to start month-long meal distribution project

By: Ashley Valenzuela Posted at 3:27 PM, May 14, 2020   and last updated 3:27 PM, May 14, 2020 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — United Way of Kern County recently announced it will start a ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County gets $1.3M to help people impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Kern County gets $1.3M to help people impacted by COVID-19   Continue reading...