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 …

United Way of Greater Stark County President & CEO Maria Heege Announces Retirement

(Stark and Carroll Counties) Sept. 26, 2021 — United Way of Greater Stark County President & CEO Maria Heege announced today her plans to retire from her position, effective March 31, 2022, after a remarkable 40 years of service with the nonprofit. “It’s truly been my privilege to serve in this role,” said Heege. “I’m incredibly grateful to work alongside …

Congratulations to the 2021 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Recipients

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) September 23, 2021 – On October 19, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United will virtually present H-P Products, Kent State University at Stark, and Pathway Caring for Children with the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards for 2021. The event will also feature panelists who will focus on the importance of having family-friendly practices in the …

Do You Know an Exemplary Youth Who Volunteers in our Community?

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) September 20, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Inspired Youth award. “Youth volunteers are future leaders,” says Maria Heege, United Way of Greater Stark County President & CEO. “They volunteer because of their compassion, willingness to help and positive attitude. In doing so, they gain confidence, …

Urgent Call to Donors to Help End Childhood Poverty

(Stark and Carroll Counties) Sept. 9, 2021 — United Way of Greater Stark County launched today its annual fundraising campaign with a renewed commitment to tackle the growing crisis of childhood poverty in Stark and Carroll Counties. “Right now, about 20,000 children in Stark County live in poverty,” said Dave Grabowsky, President of Standard Plumbing and Heating Co. and United …