Centennial Celebration

Since 1922, United Way has been present in Stark County. On Feb 20, 2022, we begin to celebrate the many years of progress and transformation.

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.

Please note: this page will be updated throughout 2021 and 2022 with information and events as they become available.

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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/

100-year Logo

Thank you for your ideas for our centennial logo!

Our logo encompasses United Way of Greater Stark County’s journey over the past 100 years through volunteerism, advocacy and community giving.

We look forward to celebrating with our community in 2022.

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As part of our centennial celebration, we are seeking artwork submissions from local children in grades Kindergarten through 6 centered around a #UnitedInKindness campaign. The artwork could be included on centennial materials - notecards, billboards, t-shirts, banners, etc. Below is a template for young artists to use for their drawings. The document also contains additional information, a parental consent form, and contact information.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Rules:

  • Child must be a resident of Stark or Carroll Counties in Ohio.
  • Open to children in grades Kindergarten through 6 at time of art submission.
  • Submissions will be accepted from September 20, 2021 through October 29, 2021.
  • The information on the form below must be completed and accompany the artwork.
  • Artwork must be submitted on the template on the reverse side of this document.
  • Artwork must be original, created by the child. No photographs, clipart, digital art, tracings, stencils etc. will be accepted.
  • We cannot accept art depicting trademarked or copyrighted characters, graphics or images.
  • Consent from parent or legal guardian must accompany the artwork.
  • Artwork may not contain content that is inappropriate or objectionable as determined by United Way of Greater Stark County.
  • By submitting artwork, the participant grants permission for the artwork to be posted online and otherwise used for commerical and non-commercial purposes by United Way of Greater Stark County.

Purpose:

Kindness during uncertain times is a great way to connect friends, neighbors and even strangers when they need it most. We want 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 want to celebrate all the different types of giving and kindness we see during United Way’s Centennial Celebration by creating promotional materials from children’s drawings. Some of these materials could include notecards, billboards, t-shirts, banners, etc. We may use these depictions our #Unitedinkindness campaign during our Celebration in 2022. Reminding everyone how simple acts of kindness can make any day better for everyone.
Art Template