Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is one of the sweetest holidays of all. Show your love to volunteers by honoring a friend, coworker, family member or colleague by nominating them for one of United Way's annual awards of outstanding service and volunteer work. Do you know a super volunteer in our community? Recognize them with a nomination for the Gold Key or DeHoff Award by Friday, Feb. 14!
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As we say goodbye to the wonderful weekend of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, amazing football and Black Friday shopping, we look forward to sparkling and festive holiday celebrations.
Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, contributed an interesting opinion article to The Wall Street Journal titled Handsome is as Handsome Gives » about the benefits and endorphins brought about by giving and helping.
Visit our holiday opportunity page » to find out how!
Holiday fun AND festivities are just around the corner! As plans are made for buying presents, stuffing stockings, writing cards, planning holiday parties, baking cookies and throwing special dinners for family and friends, many folks also feel a tug at the heart to help others.
Day of Caring is just around the corner! Celebrate 20 years of amazing volunteers and the support of our community workplaces and agencies on Sept. 13.
The 20th Day of Caring is September, 13, 2013 and the volunteer center is abuzz with activity! So many new and old friends are planning to celebrate this special anniversary by volunteering their time and talents to make a huge difference in Stark County. Whew! It is very exciting.
Thank you to the many volunteers who helped with the Day of Action Family Volunteer Fair on June 21! It was a beautiful summer day for community members to drop by and learn the many opportunities to help in our community. So many children enjoyed making cards for soldiers in Afghanistan thanks to Melissa Seibert of Red Cross Stark County. Children also enjoyed a visit with The Stock Pile, the Arc of Stark County, Catholic Charities, Meals on Wheels, Girls on the Run and "Feleap the Frog" from Stark Parks.
United Way's Day of Action on June 21st is a reminder to get involved and take action in communities across the country. Here in Stark County the Volunteer Resource Center is hosting a Family Volunteer Fair » from 1 to 4:00 p.m. at Dogwood Park Shelter in North Canton. We invite you to stop by and check out volunteer opportunities from over a dozen local agencies. Kid Power is amazing!
The 8th grade students at the Early College Academy » of Canton City Schools are ready for a fantastic summer of service and volunteering! Thanks to the tremendous teaching and mentoring the students have received in their College Readiness Class, they see the benefits of service to themselves, to the community and to future college and job applications.
The 5th annual “Trash to Treasure” sale at the University of Mount Union was a huge success thanks to the students, staff and community members of Alliance. An astounding $2,339.60 was raised thanks to the hard work and generosity of many. Students donated clothing, furniture, appliances, and items were either sold or recycled. Money from the sale will be awarded to student teams in the Pay it Forward Program which allocates sale dollars to local nonprofits in Alliance.