Sept. 30 Meeting: 2021 Investment Priorities & Funding Opportunity

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) Friday, September 18, 2020 – Agencies that are interested in applying for funding and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend a virtual announcement of our 2021 Community Impact Investment Priorities & Funding Opportunity. It is the first event in the timeline of the 2021 funding process. Advance registration is required. Meetings will be held at …

Project Blueprint Aims to Increase Diversity in Board Leadership

Nonprofit boards throughout Greater Stark County have historically lacked diversity. So in 2019, United Way of Greater Stark County launched a program that aims to change that. Project Blueprint is designed to recruit, train and connect diverse volunteer leaders to policy-making roles and enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies throughout our community. “We feel like diverse representation is important because …

Day of Caring 2020 Drive & Drop Exceeds Expectations

(Canton, OH) September 14, 2020 – September 11, United Way of Greater Stark County partnered with Huntington Bank and Cutler Real Estate for a curbside collection of our community’s greatest needs of food, masks and cleaning supplies. Millcraft Paper Company donated 100,000 face masks for the Day of Caring Drive & Drop event. Travis Mlakar, President of Millcraft said, “Thank …

“See What’s Possible” with United Way’s 2020 Fundraising Campaign

Canton, Oh (Sept. 10, 2020) — United Way of Greater Stark County launched its annual fundraising campaign today through a virtual kick-off event. “This has been a difficult year for so many in our community, but we’re entering this campaign with renewed hope and great enthusiasm,” said Maria Heege, United Way of Greater Stark County President and CEO. “In times …

The Unity Challenge: Taking a Deeper Look at Racism & Biases

Canton, OH (September 3, 2020) – More than two thousand community members took the Unity Challenge this past month and almost fifty organizations endorsed it. From August 10 to August 28, members in the community processed the challenge in many ways: attended Facebook Live Check-Ins Monday through Thursdays, Weekly challenges through online conference calls every Friday, and continued the conversation …

2020 Campaign Kick-Off Online & Live

(Canton, OH) August 27, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County will launch its annual fundraising campaign during an online event on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. The event will stream live on the organization’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  “Like so many other events this year, our annual fundraising campaign will look a little different in order …

Day of Caring 2020: Drive & Drop Curbside Collection

On September 11, drive up to any of our collection sites and drop off items with our minimal contact drive-thru. For no contact, place the items in your trunk or backseat and volunteers will be available to assist so you can stay inside your car. Several convenient locations: 10 AM – 2 PM: United Way of Greater Stark County Canton: …

Day of Caring 2020: Drive & Drop Community Collection

(Canton, OH) August 12, 2020 – September 11, United Way of Greater Stark County is partnering with Huntington Bank and Cutler Real Estate for a curbside collection of our community’s greatest needs of food, masks and cleaning supplies. Day of Caring is typically a community service day for local businesses, organizations, service groups and individuals to give back to the …

VITA Serves More Than 2,400 Clients with Alternative Options

(Canton, OH) August 11, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program looked a little different this year, but still held strong to serving more than 2,400 individuals and families. In 2020, VITA volunteers helped income tax clients in local communities collect over $3 million in tax credits and refunds. 83 local volunteers donated …

Isabel Lombardi – Inspired Youth 2020 Award Winner

 “Isabel has been a part of several service projects for the needy, including making blankets, creating snack bags and collecting donated toys. She also does service projects through St. Michael School and her Girl Scout troop,” says her nominator Bob Humphries, President Vista Psychological & Counseling Centre Associate Professor of Psychology at Walsh University. “Isabel’s latest project, Totes of Kindness, …