Now taking nominations for exemplary volunteer contribution in 2020

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) March 5, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County and The Canton Repository come together yearly to recognize some of the volunteers who impact our community, inspire others to serve and create meaningful change. “2020 redefined what it means to be a volunteer. People were innovative and found new ways to support their neighbors …

Project Blueprint prepares emerging and current diverse, volunteer leaders for policy-making roles

(Carroll and Stark Counties, OH) February 16, 2021 –United Way of Greater Stark County’s Project Blueprint, a program for increasing ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership, begins April 8, 2021. It is designed to train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy-making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies. Limited seats are available, and applications will be accepted until March …

Celebrating a Caring Community Who Stepped Up in 2020

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) February 11, 2021— Through the support, generosity and passion of workplaces and individuals, United Way of Greater Stark County has raised $5.5M, which will help provide health, education and financial stability services to Stark and Carroll County residents. “Through a difficult year of many hardships, we are grateful to our community for providing hope for …

Building Strong Financial Foundations One Community Member at a ime

(Carroll and Stark Counties, Ohio) January 26, 2021 – Free financial coaching services now available through United Way of Greater Stark County’s Financial Prosperity Center. “We are here to offer free, virtual financial coaching to individuals and workplaces, helping guide our community members to set up a strong financial foundation,” said Tyron Hoisten, Personal Finance Coordinator at United Way of …

H-P Products and United Way Work Together to Help Improve Workplace Productivity, Employee Financial Stability and More

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) January 21, 2021 – H-P Products has partnered with United Way of Greater Stark County to deploy a new program which provides support to retain and strengthen the local workforce. Prosperity@Work helps employees overcome personal barriers, improve their quality of life and increase their success in the workplace. It is designed to reduce the causes …

Free Tax Preparation Drop-off Appointments Available Through VITA This Season

(Stark, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties, OH) January 20, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now scheduling drop-off appointments February through April for the 2020 tax return season. VITA offers free tax preparation services to eligible, moderate to low income households, who earn under $60,000 if filing single and under $90,000 if …

YLS College Textbook Scholarship Applications Now Open

(Carroll and Stark Counties, OH) January 19, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is now accepting applications for college textbook scholarships. The scholarship recipients are eligible to receive a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to offset the cost of textbooks for college. This will be the fourth year that YLS has awarded this …

403 Households Helped Through Donations to COVID-19 Impact Fund

(Carroll and Stark Counties, OH) January 11, 2021 – In March 2020, United Way of Greater Stark County created the COVID-19 Impact Fund, designed to provide rent/mortgage and utilities assistance to individuals who lost their jobs or had reduced hours due to the pandemic. Recently, we distributed 100% of the nearly $450,000 raised from that fund to 403 households with …