With the support of the community, United Way exceeds $6.1 million fundraising goal

Canton, Ohio (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 encourages students to apply for college 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 …

United Way opens nominations for Gold Key, DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist and Inspired Youth Awards – deadline January 24, 2020

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 …

Your support is essential. You can give someone a second chance.

Canton, Ohio (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, …

United Way urges action to reach fundraising goal

(Canton, Ohio) Nov. 19, 2019 — With just three weeks left in the annual campaign, United Way of Greater Stark County is making a final push to reach its aggressive fundraising goal. The organization has so far raised $3,710,124, which is 60.1% of its $6.1 million goal. “We’re so grateful to those in the community who have already rallied around …

Tax preparation volunteers needed during upcoming 2020 tax season

(Canton, OH) October 31, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County is now accepting applications for volunteer tax preparers for the upcoming tax season. No experience is necessary. Individuals who participate in the 2020 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program receive training and IRS Certification appropriate for their volunteer position, as well as materials for self-study on basic income …

Nonprofit Partners Release 2019 Stark County Community Assessment

Stark County, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County and Stark Community Foundation in partnership with The Center for Community Solutions released today the 2019 Stark County Community Assessment, a comprehensive data report. The assessment pulls together, in one place, the most timely, relevant data on health, social and economic conditions in Stark County. “Recognizing the …

Young Leaders Society launches campaign to fund Get Connected program

Canton, Ohio (Oct. 1, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) launched its “Five for Five” fundraising campaign today. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, YLS hopes to raise $5,000 from its membership by October 31 to benefit Get Connected, a United Way program that offers mentorship and job training opportunities to local high school …

Make a Difference Day – Volunteer Event

Saturday, October 26 – 10am – 11:30am Location: United Way of Greater Stark County Office For individuals who are struggling, living in shelters or going through counseling, many have no family or place to turn. United Way of Greater Stark County programming serves as a support to get their lives back on track. We are asking you to join us …