Congratulations to the inaugural class of Project Blueprint for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

(Canton, OH) January 23, 2020 – On January 9, 2020 United Way of Greater Stark County celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class of the Project Blueprint program.  The event, held at Sol Restaurant in Canton, recognized 14 class participants for their completion of the program, which is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy-making …

Read Across America Feb 28

Friday, February 28th, 2020 – 9 AM – 12 PM “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” So writes Dr. Seuss in “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”. …

United Way Exceeds $6.1 Million Fundraising Goal with Community Support

(Canton, OH) January 17, 2020 — United Way of Greater Stark County has exceeded its annual fundraising campaign goal of $6.1 million, by raising $6,219,765, which will help provide nearly 140,000 services to Stark County residents through direct services and partner programs. “United Way always has a new and different way to create positive change in the community,” says Tonya …

It’s tax season and VITA is ready to assist local residents with free tax filing

(Canton, OH) January 14, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now scheduling appointments for the 2020 tax return season. VITA assists individuals and families who have an income of $65,000 or less by filing their taxes for free. VITA volunteers work with clients to identify tax credits that are often overlooked, …

YLS Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Textbook Scholarship

(Canton, OH) January 8, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is now accepting applications for their textbook scholarship. The scholarship recipients are eligible to receive a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to offset the cost of books, which is typically not covered by other scholarships. In 2018, YLS began this scholarship fund to …

The Massillon Purse Project

Wednesday, February 12th – 5pm – 7pm at The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon OH 44646 Volunteer with us February 12 as we work to give love and support to women seeking safety and shelter in the Massillon area. We will be filling purses with personal care items to give to women affected by homelessness, domestic abuse and …

Nominations Open for United Way’s 2020 Service Awards

(Canton, OH) December 18, 2019 – Nominations are being accepted for the following United Way of Greater Stark County awards: Gold Key Service, DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist and Inspired Youth. Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 24, 2020 at noon. United Way is proud to recognize residents who demonstrate the highest level of dedication and service to the community. Gold Key …

Support Your Community by Donating to United Way’s Annual Campaign

(Canton, OH) December 6, 2019 — United Way of Greater Stark County’s public fundraising campaign officially closes today and is very close to making the goal of $6,171,836 and continue providing nearly 140,000 services through direct services and partner programs. Currently United Way is projecting raising $6,057,713 towards their goal. Tonya Wright, United Way of Greater Stark County board member, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Tonya Wright

Over the past year, many people have asked me what it’s like to chair United Way of Greater Stark County’s annual fund-raising campaign. They are interested in why I got involved and wonder what I do. Honestly, I say…. I get to wake up every day and work alongside the most passionate and hardworking people I know, the people at …