United Way Invites Artists to Create a Sculpture that Celebrates United Way’s 100th Anniversary

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) June 11, 2021 – United Way invites artists from Stark and Carroll Counties to submit their qualifications for a commission to create a sculpture that celebrates United Way’s 100th anniversary. Artist must submit their biographies and three images of previous work by July 12 at midnight at uwstark.org/100 A pre-designated committee will then select three …

Congratulations to the June 2021 Graduates of Project Blueprint for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) June 10, 2021 – On June 3, United Way of Greater Stark County celebrated the graduation of its second class for Project Blueprint.  The event, held at Walsh University’s Hoover Hall, recognized 14 class participants for their completion of the program, which is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy …

Join in on a Scavenger Hunt with United Way’s Young Leaders Society!

(Stark County, Ohio) May 12, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is hosting a scavenger hunt to continue to support local students with their Textbook Scholarship. “Double Dash: Race to the Finish!” will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10A-1P. Team leaders should gather their teammates (4-6 people) and sign up to …

United Way’s Young Leaders Society Awards Textbook Scholarship to local student

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) April 28, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is excited to continue supporting local students with their Textbook Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with $1,000 each year to help offset the cost of books for college. This scholarship initiative is part of the education …

Gavin Clay is United Way’s 2021 Inspired Youth Award Recipient

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) April 19, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County announces Gavin Clay as the 2021 Inspired Youth award recipient. “When Gavin found out his classmate, DJ Patterson, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, he wanted to do something to help,” said Krista Clay, Gavin’s mother. “He researched organizations that donate or help with research for …

Curbside Collection for Community Needs on May 14

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) April 15, 2021 – May 14, United Way of Greater Stark County hosts their 28th annual Day of Caring event, presented by Huntington Bank. The event will be a curbside collection of new underwear and socks for children and adults. “Day of Caring is about bringing people together to make a big impact in the …

Literacy Kits Assembled and Distributed for Middle School Children in Southeast Canton

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) April 15, 2021 – Around 50 volunteers assembled 300 literacy kits to help provide children with multi-sensory experiences to support and expand on concepts included in the book.  United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) received a generous gift from C.A.S.T. (Caring and Serving Together) to invest it back into the community …