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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 …

Power of the Purse Celebrates Inspirational Women in Stark County

(Canton, OH) September 17, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United celebrated an inspiring leadership appreciation event at Gervasi Vineyards on September 10. Diane Pete, a member of both Women United and United Way’s 2019 campaign cabinet, hosted the Power of the Purse gathering. The networking event featured five local women who spoke about never giving up …

2019 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Winners Announced

(Canton, OH) September 12, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United will present MAC Trailer, CommQuest Services and The Karcher Group with the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards for 2019. The third-annual event 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. …

United Way calls on donors to “be the reason” in 2019 fundraising campaign

Canton, Ohio (September 6, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County launched its annual fundraising campaign today with an inspirational morning of stories of people who have been helped because of the community’s donations. Mike Gallina, Vice President of Communications and Community Outreach for AultCare, emceed the event and with his wit and enthusiasm, helped remind attendees that the …

United Way bold goals 2020 funding changes and allocation extension

(Canton, OH) August 29, 2019 – Over the next year, United Way of Greater Stark County will evaluate its current Bold Goals 2020 to ensure that the organization is making the greatest impact in Stark County. Community conversations will be organized to gain insight from the community at all levels as United Way plans its future funding strategies. As a …