Women United to present 2019 family-friendly workplace awards on October 10

(Canton, OH) August 6, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United third-annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards will recognize awardees on Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The luncheon will take place in the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Registration for the event is available at www.uwstark.org/family-friendly-initiative In addition to celebrating this year’s award recipients, …

United Way launching Project Blueprint, for diversity, equity and inclusion

(Canton, OH) July 18, 2019 – August 12 will be the first date in the pilot session for United Way of Greater Stark County’s Project Blueprint, a program for increasing ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership. It is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies. “Project Blueprint’s …

Women United accepting 2019 local family-friendly workplace awards nominations

(Canton, OH) July 16, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s (UWGSC) Women United is currently accepting nominations for the third annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards.  Nominations can be submitted by visiting the website www.uwstark.org/family-friendly-initiative.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 23. “It’s important to recognize workplaces that implement family-friendly programs and policies that help balance work and …

United Way’s YLS awards three local students textbook scholarships

(Canton, OH) July 11, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) will recognize three Textbook Scholarship recipients at a reception at the United Way offices on Friday, July 19. 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 …

8th Grader, Bradley Mull, Receives Two Youth Volunteer Awards

Pictured in the photo left to right are: Maria Heege, Marilyn Roman, Olivia Mull, Gary Mull, Bradley Mull, Jeanne McNeal, Brent May and William Lemmon (Canton, OH) May 20, 2019 – On Thursday, May 16, United Way of Greater Stark County’s first Inspired Youth Award was presented to Bradley Mull of Plain Township at a special assembly in the Oakwood …

2019 Day of Caring Results in 700+ Volunteers Helping with Service Projects

(Canton, OH) May 14, 2019 – May 17 will be United Way of Greater Stark County’s largest Day of Caring yet with 732 volunteers, 42 service projects, 40 nonprofit or school locations and 39 workplaces participating in 12 cities. Day of Caring is an annual one-day event where non-profits submit service projects they need assistance completing and then workplace volunteer …

VITA Celebrates Their Best Season Yet for Tax Returns

(Canton, OH) April 29, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program celebrated their best tax season ever on April 26 with a celebration that included recognition of volunteers and an awards presentation. In 2019, United Way of Greater Stark County’s VITA program and its volunteers helped income tax clients in local communities collect …

First Ever YLS Library Makeover Is A Success!

(Canton, OH) April 18, 2019 – On Monday, April 15, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) wrapped up a makeover of the library at JRC Learning Center with a ribbon cutting and surprise reveal to the staff and kids at the center. The bright, inviting room now has a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme. The Very Hungry …

2018 Local Volunteer Week Award Winners Announced

(Canton, OH) April 10, 2018 – Forty-four 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 will be published April 10th inthe Canton Repository, acknowledging volunteers who …

2019 Day of Caring Service Projects Still Accepting Volunteers

(Canton, OH) April 8, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County is still accepting volunteers to assist with service projects on Day of Caring, May 17. Many of the local projects only need five to twenty volunteers. Day of Caring is an annual one-day event where non-profits submit service projects they need assistance completing and workplace volunteer groups are …