Due to a large number of inquiries regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, our call center is experiencing a high volume of calls daily. We strongly encourage you to make your VITA drop-off appointment online.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on Friday, February 12, 2021.

What this means to you: United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will accept your information and prepare your tax return now.  Your tax return will then be submitted to the IRS on or after February 15, 2021.  We will make every effort to submit your return in a timely manner as the IRS begins accepting tax returns.

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Improving in our community


Good health is essential for a strong and vibrant community. With the help of our funded partners, we aim to tackle some of Carroll and Stark Counties most pressing health concerns by reducing this area’s high infant mortality rate and combating the rising opioid epidemic.
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Education is the foundation for a successful future, and we believe it’s never too early to start. Through our work, we hope to increase the number of eligible Carroll and Stark County students who are kindergarten ready, while simultaneously improving our community’s graduation rate.
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Financial Stability

Financial stability is the first step out of poverty. As part of our 2020 goals, we’re putting individuals and families on the path toward economic independence by improving access to affordable housing and promoting workforce development opportunities.
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Our Impact

With your help, we’re making sustainable progress towards our vision for a stronger community in Stark and Carroll Counties.
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    Services provided by our Financial Prosperity Center (2019-20 cycle)

What's Happening

It's amazing what we can achieve when we Live United. Learn what's coming up at United Way, and find ways you can give back and get involved.

Upcoming Event

Annual Celebration
March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Kent State University at Stark Conference Center
6000 Frank Avenue Northwest, North Canton, OH, 44720, United States

Come and join us at our Annual Celebration, featuring caring workplaces, outstanding volunteers, engaging speakers and exciting local news. Presentations include: DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County Award, United Way of Greater Stark County Gold Key Service Awards and the 2018 Fundraising Results Announcement.

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Your generous donation directly funds local programs that create lasting change for those who need our help the most.
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Speak up. Lend your voice to influence public policy and champion a cause that impacts everyone in our community.
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Get hands-on. We rely on our volunteers, who donate their time and talent, to help our programs succeed.
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