Drive & Drop Curbside Collection Receives 1,112 Pairs of Underwear and 2,122 Pairs of Socks

(Stark and Carroll Counties) May 18, 2021– May 14, United Way of Greater Stark County hosted a community curbside collection of new underwear and socks, presented by Huntington Bank.

Day of Caring is a service day to bring local businesses, organizations, service groups and individuals together to make an impact in the community, This year. the event featured a Drive & Drop format to collect basic necessities that anyone can use. Volunteers from Huntington Bank assisted in collecting items from those donating so they could stay in their cars.

“We believe in giving back to the community and making a difference,” said Williams C. Shivers, Regional President of Huntington Bank in the Canton and Mahoning Valley Regions. “Huntington is here to help businesses thrive and strengthen the communities we serve. Thank you to all the workplaces and individuals who came to the drive and drop on May 14 and donated new socks and underwear. People are struggling to afford basic necessities like these, and we appreciate you supporting your neighbors.  It means the world to us that you chose to help and give back. This is our eleventh consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of Day of Caring and we look forward to continuing in the years ahead.”

The curbside collection brought in 1,112 pairs of underwear and 2,122 pairs of socks. These items can still be donated through an Amazon Wishlist, which will stay open through the end of June. Visit here to order items and have them delivered directly to United Way of Greater Stark County. These items will be distributed through numerous community partners over the next month.

The live recording from Q92 is here here and pictures taken during the event are here

For more information about volunteer engagement, contact Laura Prengaman, Assistant Director of Campaign at 330-491-9953 or email laura.prengaman@uwstark.org.About United Way of Greater Stark County
United 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 the quality of life in our communities by leading in the development of solutions to critical social issues in the areas of health, education and financial stability. 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.