Sept. 30 Meeting: 2021 Investment Priorities & Funding Opportunity

(Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio) Friday, September 18, 2020 – Agencies that are interested in applying for funding and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend a virtual announcement of our 2021 Community Impact Investment Priorities & Funding Opportunity. It is the first event in the timeline of the 2021 funding process. Advance registration is required. Meetings will be held at …

Day of Caring 2020 Drive & Drop Exceeds Expectations

(Canton, OH) September 14, 2020 – September 11, United Way of Greater Stark County partnered with Huntington Bank and Cutler Real Estate for a curbside collection of our community’s greatest needs of food, masks and cleaning supplies. Millcraft Paper Company donated 100,000 face masks for the Day of Caring Drive & Drop event. Travis Mlakar, President of Millcraft said, “Thank …

“See What’s Possible” with United Way’s 2020 Fundraising Campaign

Canton, Oh (Sept. 10, 2020) — United Way of Greater Stark County launched its annual fundraising campaign today through a virtual kick-off event. “This has been a difficult year for so many in our community, but we’re entering this campaign with renewed hope and great enthusiasm,” said Maria Heege, United Way of Greater Stark County President and CEO. “In times …

The Unity Challenge: Taking a Deeper Look at Racism & Biases

Canton, OH (September 3, 2020) – More than two thousand community members took the Unity Challenge this past month and almost fifty organizations endorsed it. From August 10 to August 28, members in the community processed the challenge in many ways: attended Facebook Live Check-Ins Monday through Thursdays, Weekly challenges through online conference calls every Friday, and continued the conversation …

2020 Campaign Kick-Off Online & Live

(Canton, OH) August 27, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County will launch its annual fundraising campaign during an online event on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. The event will stream live on the organization’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  “Like so many other events this year, our annual fundraising campaign will look a little different in order …

Day of Caring 2020: Drive & Drop Community Collection

(Canton, OH) August 12, 2020 – September 11, United Way of Greater Stark County is partnering with Huntington Bank and Cutler Real Estate for a curbside collection of our community’s greatest needs of food, masks and cleaning supplies. Day of Caring is typically a community service day for local businesses, organizations, service groups and individuals to give back to the …

VITA Serves More Than 2,400 Clients with Alternative Options

(Canton, OH) August 11, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program looked a little different this year, but still held strong to serving more than 2,400 individuals and families. In 2020, VITA volunteers helped income tax clients in local communities collect over $3 million in tax credits and refunds. 83 local volunteers donated …

The Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County Launches 15-Day Unity Challenge

Canton, OH (August 3, 2020) – The Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County is proud to announce the launch of the Unity Challenge, a 15-day commitment that helps us explore our unconscious attitudes about race, power, privilege and leadership. You can help our community reduce barriers and create transformational change, while going on your own personal journey of growth when …

Submit Your 2020 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Nominations

(Canton, OH) July 17, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United is currently accepting nominations for the fourth annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards at uwstark.org/family-friendly . The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 28. “Family-friendly policies lead to more stability and better outcomes for children,” explains United Way of Greater Stark County’s President & CEO Maria Heege. …

Day of Action 2020: 429 Care Packages Created For Local Seniors

(Canton, OH) June 19, 2020 – Each year on and around June 21, tens of thousands of individuals and groups in hundreds of communities across the world engage with United Way to make their community a better place through service, collaboration and impact. “Recognizing how the pandemic has changed volunteering, we planned something a little different for Day of Action,” …