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 community through volunteerism. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, it has been transformed into a Drive & Drop community collection.

“Day of Caring may look very different this year, but the goal is still the same, to bring everyone together to make a big impact in the community,” says Laura Prengaman, Director of Corporate & Volunteer Engagement of United Way of Greater Stark County. “Because of the pandemic, even more families now need assistance. Join us on September 11 by driving up and dropping off a couple of items.”

Collection locations:

  • 10 AM – 2 PM: United Way of Greater Stark County
    • Canton: 401 Market Avenue North, 44702
  • 9 AM to 12 PM: Huntington Bank
    • Alliance: 2 West State St, 44601
    • Navarre: 1210 N Main Street 44662
  • 9 AM – 12 PM: Cutler Real Estates
    • Belden Village: 4618 Dressler Rd NW, 44718
    • Carrollton: 704 Canton Rd NW, 44615
    • North Canton: 203 Applegrove St NW, 44720

 Greatest needs:

  • Food – canned meats, canned fruits & vegetables, boxed pastas & rice, canned soup & beans, and cereal
  • Masks – disposable, fabric/reusable, adult and child sizes
  • Cleaning supplies – hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and disinfectant cleaners (sprays, liquid or aerosol)

Huntington Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the event, and Cutler Real Estate is the Corporate Sponsor.

“Huntington is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of the United Way of Greater Stark County’s Day of Caring for ten consecutive years,” said William C. Shivers, regional president of Huntington Bank in the Canton and Mahoning Valley Regions. “This year required us to pivot and focus our efforts on collecting items needed by the most vulnerable in our community. Day of Caring is a wonderful representation of how businesses and volunteers come together for the betterment of our community. It is an eye-opening experience and I encourage Stark County citizens and businesses to join us for this important Drive & Drop.”

The items collected during Day of Caring will be distributed through numerous community partners. Learn more about the event at www.uwstark.org/day-of-caring

For more information about remote volunteer group participation engagements, contact Laura Prengaman, Director Corporate & Volunteer Engagement at 330-491-9953 or email laura.prengaman@uwstark.org.

About United Way of Greater Stark CountyUnited Way of Greater Stark County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crisis. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities in Greater Stark County. In order to live better, we must live United. For more information about United Way of Greater Stark County visit uwstark.org. Offices are at 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702. (330) 491-0445.