2013 Campaign



"For me, living united is really about servant leadership. In 1922, my grandfather, Paul B. Belden, Sr., went to Cleveland at the behest of William R. Timken to investigate the Community Chest, which had been recently organized there. This led to the incorporation of the Canton Community Chest, the forerunner of the United Way of Greater Stark County, in February of 1922.

"Mr. Timken and my grandfather were true servant leaders interested in improving the quality of life for all Stark Countians. Those of us who have the means and the opportunity to serve our neighbors have a responsibility to advance the common good by addressing the root causes of social and economic problems which affect our community. It is by being part of the solution to our problems that I can give back to this community and positively impact the lives of my fellow Stark Countians.

"These gifts of time, talent, and treasure in service to others are how I strive to

Robert F. Belden,
2013 United Way
Annual Campaign Chair


Campaign runs until end of fiscal year on Mar. 31

United Way helps people. Not only for one cause. More than just any single issue. Your one donation, united with those of others, will help a lot of people in so many ways! And it’s only possible because of thousands of people like you.

Since 1922, United Way has been helping people in greater Stark County. People from all walks of life and always help for people who need hope. United Way is dedicated to making progress in furthering Education, Family & Financial Stability and Health & Basic Needs. These are the building blocks for a good life–a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, a safe place to live and good health.

Thanks for wanting to help. Each donation makes a difference in the lives of people here in Stark County–our neighbors, families and friends.

The United Way web site makes it easy for you to donate online. Click the link below to influence the condition of all.

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Created as a way to better serve our corporate partners and individual donors, United Way of Greater Stark County has designed a comprehensive electronic pledge service, which offers even more efficiency, convenience and security than ever before.

With the growing interest in online campaign pledging, more companies are taking advantage of United Way's e-Pledge service. Online pledging reduces paperwork, helps decrease errors in gift calculations and saves time and money on administrative services. It also offers a rewarding pledge experience for employees. e-Pledge is fast, easy and secure.

If you wish to make a gift by phone please call 330-491-0445.

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