First ever YLS library makeover is a success!

(Canton, OH) April 18, 2019 – On Monday, April 15, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) wrapped up a makeover of the library at JRC Learning Center with a ribbon cutting and surprise reveal to the staff and kids at the center. The bright, inviting room now has a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme. The Very Hungry …

Local Volunteer Week award winners announced

(Canton, OH) April 10, 2018 – Forty-four 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 will be published April 10th inthe Canton Repository, acknowledging volunteers who …

2019 Day of Caring Service Projects Still Accepting Volunteers

(Canton, OH) April 8, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County is still accepting volunteers to assist with service projects on Day of Caring, May 17. Many of the local projects only need five to twenty volunteers. Day of Caring is an annual one-day event where non-profits submit service projects they need assistance completing and workplace volunteer groups are …

Young Leaders Society members get creative for first ever library makeover

(Canton, OH) April 4, 2019 – Next week, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) will be making over the library at JRC Early Learning Center to create an engaging and fun space for the children and families attending the center. “This project was something new and exciting added to our calendar to help engage our members …

$6,000,621 invested into the community in 2018-2019

(Canton, OH) March 28, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County presented a new award, recognized community volunteers, acknowledged new programs launching and announced an investment of $6,000,621 into the community from April 2018 to March 2019. $6,000,621 were budgeted in 2018-19 to help the community. Distribution was as follows: $3,601,088 Program Allocation; $1,865,537 United Way Direct Services & …

Canton Prom event raises $25,789 for local textbook scholarship

(Canton, OH) March 15, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society hosted Canton Prom at The Historic Onesto in downtown Canton this past Saturday. This year’s Canton Prom was a sell out several weeks prior to the event. Over 300 tickets were sold for the masquerade themed event, which raised $25,789 to benefit a textbook scholarship …

1900+ purses collected from first ever Purse Project

(Canton, OH) March 14, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County collected 1,900+ purses and 17,000+ personal care and snack items over the past few months to assemble into care kits for local women in need. The Purse Project was a three-part opportunity to assist women in our community. In January, new and gently-used purses were collected, then in …

United Way of Greater Stark County to recognize award winners at Annual Celebration

(Canton, OH) February 28, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County will present the following workplace and volunteer awards at the Annual Celebration, March 28th at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center: Cornerstone, Trailblazer, Chair’s Circle, Gold Key Service and DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist. “We are grateful to the workplaces and individuals that make a difference every day in …

Now taking nominations for volunteer recognition, February 14 to March 13

(Canton, OH) February 14, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County and The Canton Repository come together yearly to recognize some of the volunteers who impact our community, inspire others to serve and create meaningful change. The 45th anniversary of National Volunteer Week is April 7 – 13. This special week recognizes friends, neighbors, colleagues and family members who …

Start the college semester off right by applying for a book scholarship from YLS

(Canton, OH) February 13, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is now accepting applications for a college book scholarship. The scholarship recipient is eligible to receive a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to offset the cost of text books for college. This will be the second year that YLS has given out book …