United Way Give 5 Graduation Class

United Way Give 5 Graduates set to Volunteer at Local Nonprofits

(Stark County, OH) May 17, 2022 – United Way staff and representatives from local nonprofits came together this past Thursday, May 12 to celebrate the 10 graduates that completed United Way of Greater Stark County’s first Give 5 program. Give 5 is a no-cost civic-matchmaking volunteer program that connects retired individuals with meaningful volunteer opportunities that best fit their skill …

$5,364,430 invested into the community in 2021-2022

(Stark County, OH) March 30, 2022 – United Way of Greater Stark County recognized community volunteers and announced an investment of $5,364,430 into the community from April 2021 to March 2022. Full financial report available online at uwstark.org. Michael L. Howard, Chair of United Way’s Board of Directors, and Retired Judge of Stark County Family Court recognized all volunteer award …

United Way launching Give 5, a civic-matchmaking volunteer program for retirees

(Stark County, OH) Mar. 15, 2022. April 21 is the first class for United Way’s Give 5, a no-cost civic-matchmaking volunteer program that connects soon-to-be retiring and retired individuals with meaningful volunteer opportunities that best fit their skill sets and passions. Give 5 offers retirees the opportunity to learn more about nonprofits in Stark County that are addressing childhood poverty …

Free tax preparation drop-off appointments available through VITA this season

(Stark, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties, OH) January 21, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now scheduling drop-off-only appointments Feb. 1 through Apr. 13 for the 2021 tax return season. To schedule an appointment, visit uwstark.org/vita or call 211, available 24 hours a day. “For almost ten years, this program has helped …

United Way of Greater Stark County Announces Angela Perisic as President & CEO

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) Dec. 23 , 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County announced today the hiring of Angela Perisic as president and chief executive officer, beginning April 1, 2022. Perisic currently serves as the nonprofit’s executive vice president of resource development and community impact. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to take on this new role,” said …

David Jared McDowell to Create United Way’s Centennial Sculpture

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) November 24, 2021 – In May 2022, David Jared McDowell will unveil his commissioned art piece for United Way of Greater Stark County’s Centennial Celebration at the corner of Court Avenue NW and Fourth Street NW in Canton. The sculpture will incorporate the history and collaborative spirit of community giving associated with United Way over …

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine to Promote Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in Northeast Ohio This Thursday

(Carroll County, OH) October 27, 2021 – Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine will promote the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program at three book readings in northeast Ohio on Thursday, October 28. The three separate book readings will be at Trumbull Community Action Program’s Head Start Warren West in Trumbull County, the Little Friends Preschool in Columbiana County, and Carroll County …

United Way of Greater Stark County Funding Application Process to Begin October 8, 2021

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) October 1, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County will open its grant application process on October 8, 2021, for a 12-month funding cycle. United Way will seek applications from programs that align with its investment priorities in Youth Success, Childhood Success and Access to Health. United Way will prioritize aligned programs that target …