COVID-19 Impact Fund Contribution Dollar-for-Dollar Match

(Canton, OH) June 8, 2020 – Many families in our community are still in crisis and grappling with the impact of COVID-19. Right now, when you contribute to United Way of Greater Stark County’s COVID-19 Impact Fund, your contribution – up to $50,000 – will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor. As of June 4, with the …

KeyBank Notes of Hope

Throughout our community, there are many senior citizens struggling with social isolation. With added restrictions on visitors and activities at nursing facilities, those being cared for could use an act of kindness from a stranger to help brighten their day. Submit a message below with an uplifting message to an elderly stranger. Write a card telling them about yourself, include your …

How United Way’s COVID-19 Impact Fund Is Helping Stark County

(Canton, OH) May 14, 2020 – As of May 14, with the help of local foundations, workplaces and individuals, we have raised a total of $182,683.91 to help workers who have had their hours reduced because of the pandemic and need assistance paying their rent or mortgage. To date, we have been able to help 130 households maintain financial stability …

Assemble a kit for a senior in your community

*Registration for this Volunteer Event is Full at this time. Thank you for your interest! During this unprecedented time, there are many seniors in our community struggling with social isolation. Approximately 19% of Stark County’s population is 65 and older, many of whom are able to live in their homes and stay connected to the community with the support of …

2-1-1: A Fast & Easy Referral Service to Locate Community Resources

(Canton, OH) May 7, 2020 – 2-1-1 is free, accessible 24/7/365 and completely confidential. The service refers individuals and families to local community social service agencies who specialize in the needs for the following services, such as: rent, food, utilities, taxes, transportation, low cost medical, prescriptions, financial tips, predatory lending, job search and skills, senior programming and more. Residents who …

2020 Local Volunteer Week Award Winners Announced

(Canton, OH) April 22, 2020 – Forty-six years ago, National Volunteer Week was established to recognize friends, neighbors, colleagues and family members who generously contribute their time and talent to help our community thrive. United Way of Greater Stark County and Gatehouse Media collaborated on a special newspaper insert that was published todayinthe Canton Repository, acknowledging volunteers who go above and …

Young Leaders Society’s 2020 Textbook Scholarship Recipients

(Canton, OH) April 17, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is fortunate to be able to award three Textbook Scholarship recipients this year. Each student is eligible to receive a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to offset the cost of books for college. This scholarship initiative is part of the education focus that …

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Goff

Chris Goff will chair this year’s United Way of Greater Stark County’s campaign. Goff, CEO & General Counsel of Employers Health, has been an avid supporter of United Way corporately and personally for many years. Chris and his wife Michele, a pharmacist at Absolute Healthcare, are members of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society; Michele is a member of United Way’s …

Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Schumacher

How did you get started in volunteering? My dad was very big into volunteering when I was young. He was involved in Louisville Knights of Columbus, Junior Achievement (JA) advisor, Chaired Louisville Bicentennial-Silverama Celebration and helped organized building Louisville football fields. While doing all this, my dad Paul co-founded H-P in Louisville, along with my Uncle Harold. It’s one of …