100 years of history
Through the merging of United Way Alliance, Central Stark County and Western Stark, United Way of Greater Stark County has been a part of this community for a century.
We couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our amazing and generous donors, volunteers, workplaces and community partners.
Our centennial logo encompasses United Way of Greater Stark County’s journey over the past 100 years through volunteerism, advocacy and community giving.
Please note: this page will be updated throughout 2021 and 2022 with information and events as they become available.
Past 100 Years
Since 1922, United Way has been an integral part of the community, bringing people together to create stronger neighborhoods.
We have continued to work hard over the years to make our community a better place through health education and financial stability programs and advocating for compelling policy change.
Over the years, United Way has remained steadfast in the spirit of innovation and transformed into a social impact organization that takes on the big, complex, and daunting challenges our community faces daily.
Learn more about us and see the evolution of our logo over the past century at https://www.uwstark.org/about/history/
Centennial Children's Art
As part of our centennial celebration, we asked local children in grades Kindergarten through 6 to create art centering around kindness in the community, so we could celebrate all the different types of giving and kindness we see. Kindness during uncertain times is a great way to connect friends, neighbors and even strangers when they need it most. We wanted to recognize and celebrate, the many people who express kindness, gratitude, and giving all around our community.
Children give us the greatest examples of unselfish giving, and they remind us, oftentimes through their artwork, that kindness is inherent in all of us.
We received many amazing pieces of artwork and everything is online now for everyone to see kindness through their eyes. See artwork HERE.