COVID-19 Impact Fund Contribution Dollar-for-Dollar Match

(Canton, OH) June 8, 2020 – Many families in our community are still in crisis and grappling with the impact of COVID-19. Right now, when you contribute to United Way of Greater Stark County’s COVID-19 Impact Fund, your contribution – up to $50,000 – will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor. As of June 4, with the …

How United Way’s COVID-19 Impact Fund Is Helping Stark County

(Canton, OH) May 14, 2020 – As of May 14, with the help of local foundations, workplaces and individuals, we have raised a total of $182,683.91 to help workers who have had their hours reduced because of the pandemic and need assistance paying their rent or mortgage. To date, we have been able to help 130 households maintain financial stability …

2-1-1: A Fast & Easy Referral Service to Locate Community Resources

(Canton, OH) May 7, 2020 – 2-1-1 is free, accessible 24/7/365 and completely confidential. The service refers individuals and families to local community social service agencies who specialize in the needs for the following services, such as: rent, food, utilities, taxes, transportation, low cost medical, prescriptions, financial tips, predatory lending, job search and skills, senior programming and more. Residents who …

2020 Local Volunteer Week Award Winners Announced

(Canton, OH) April 22, 2020 – Forty-six 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 was published todayinthe Canton Repository, acknowledging volunteers who go above and …

Young Leaders Society’s 2020 Textbook Scholarship Recipients

(Canton, OH) April 17, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is fortunate to be able to award three Textbook Scholarship recipients this year. 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 of the education focus that …

Carroll County Children (Birth to 5) Can Receive a Free Monthly Book

(Canton, OH) April 2, 2020 – Through United Way of Greater Stark County’s partnership with Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, any child from birth to age five in Carroll County is eligible to receive a new book in the mail each month, at no cost to the family. This community initiative would not be possible without the support of multiple local …

2020 Workplace & Individual Award Winners to Be Recognized at Annual Celebration

(Canton, OH) February 26, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County will present the following workplace and volunteer awards at the Annual Celebration, March 26 at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center: Leading the Way, Rising Star, Partners in Excellence, Movers & Shakers, Gold Key Service and DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist. “We are grateful to the workplaces and individuals …