(Canton, OH) November 23, 2020 – Volunteers from Employers Health, GlenOak Student Council, Women United and more assembled 209 health and safety kits for distribution to local agencies serving families in need.
“We want to make sure people have the resources they need to stay healthy going into the holiday season,” said Nancy Bundy, member of United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United Steering Committee. “Many of our neighbors do not have enough money to buy the items they need to stay safe and these kits can help them get through this pandemic.”
Kits contained two adult face masks, four child face masks, hand sanitizer, liquid hand soap and disinfecting wipes.
Individuals and organizations assembled the kits off-site then delivered the completed projects to United Way of Greater Stark County. At the contactless drop-off, Women United volunteers collected the kits and added information about United Way’s 2-1-1 program and COVID-19 precautions.
The kits will be distributed before the holidays to Community Legal Aid, Massillon AHEAD and Urban League of Stark County.
For more information about Women United, contact Connie Allton, Director of Community Resources and Support at 330-491-9983 or [email protected]
About Women United
In each community they serve, Women United tackles the issues that matter most to the people who call it home. They are a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, inspired ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities. They create opportunities to network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events. Learn more about the key issues impacting our community, advocate at the local and state level and become part of meaningful, global progress with Women United. uwstark.org/women-united
About United Way of Greater Stark County
United Way of Greater Stark County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crisis. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by leading in the development of solutions to critical social issues in the areas of health, education and financial stability. In order to live better, we must live United. For more information about United Way of Greater Stark County visit uwstark.org. Offices are at 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702. (330) 491-0445.