National Volunteer Week

United Way of Greater Stark County announces:

A community wide celebration to thank volunteers!

Thank you for giving, advocating, and volunteering! During National Volunteer Week, if you see a volunteer wearing a gold V-ribbon, please THANK them for their time, talent, and gifts. Stark County is a better place to live and work because of their care.

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Gold V-Ribbon Project

United Way of Greater Stark County wanted a way to recognize the thousands of hard-working and compassionate volunteers. In 2012, the gold V-ribbon project was born.

Gold, the color of the best of the best, the wise and the strong... No other ribbon color would do to celebrate Stark County volunteers during National Volunteer Week at United Way. The giving of time and talents to sooth the sick, feed the hungry, create the arts, read to children, steer the boards, and beautify local parks cannot be measured by numbers; only by heart. It takes the whole heart to be an engaged and committed volunteer.

In the first year of the project, 10,000 gold ribbons were made & worn by Stark County volunteers to wear during National Volunteer Week. If you'd like to volunteer to make gold ribbons, email Elizabeth Ramsburg ».

Businesses, individuals, & agencies may order gold ribbons at no cost.

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