A new year for United 4 Children means we ended the last with our Annual Campaign.  The Annual Campaign always gives us a boost of energy to enter a New Year motivated and refreshed to achieve our mission of improving the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of our children.

Our “Hi-Five 4 Kids” Annual Campaign for 2016 was two-fold; raise funds and raise awareness.  We wanted to infiltrate the community with the message of our mission through local businesses, social media, and the radio.  Our fundraising goal was $5,000 in direct donations and pledges for 2017.


Our “Hi-Five 4 Kids” Annual Campaign brought in $5,960 in direct donations and pledges for 2017!

Your “Hi-Five” donations will give 40 children a stronger foundation in which to grow and learn.

Hi-Five 4 YOU!  Thank you to everyone who gave a “Hi-Five” including our sponsors Coffee Cartel, Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, The Hair Affair, and The Old Bakery Beer Company!

In The Media

On the awareness side of our “Hi-Five 4 Kids” Annual Campaign, we are happy to report that the website (www.united4children.org) has seen an increase of traffic, resulting in 11,167 page views in November and December.  Over 189% higher than our usual monthly traffic!

Twitter has grown from 250 followers to 384.

Emails reached over 9,194 people with an average open rate of 20%.

Facebook reached 176,069 people while increasing our Page “Likes” from 478 to 492.

Radio:  Dawn Winkler, Elisa Zieg, and Deanne Finch had a blast recording a 20 minute interview with Kristi Carson at Emmis Communications.  It was aired at 5:00 a.m. on December 11, 2016 on FM NewsTalk 97.1, NOW 96.3, KSHE 95 – Real Rock Radio, Radio Arts Foundation – Saint Louis 107.3, 105.7 The Point.  Here is the link to the recording if you’d like to listen.  http://united4children.org/emmis-interview.

Thank you for making all children a priority and giving a “Hi-Five 4 Kids”!  We look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in 2017,

Happy New Year from all of us at United 4 Children!


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