Nominate a Co-Worker, Friend or Family Member Who Lends Their Time & Talent to the Community

(Canton, OH) February 17, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County and The Canton Repository come together yearly to recognize volunteers who impact our community, inspire others to serve and create meaningful change.

You can nominate a volunteer online until March 13 at for one of three categories: Youth Leadership, Collaboration of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

The 46th anniversary of National Volunteer Week is April 19 – 25. This special week recognizes friends, neighbors, colleagues and family members who generously contribute their time and talent to help our community thrive. This week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who come together to tackle tough challenges and build stronger, more resilient communities. It helps honor volunteers and their causes that inspire them to serve.

We encourage you to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities by nominating them for an award today. Celebrate a co-worker, friend or family member who selflessly volunteers their time and has the passion to spark change and improve our world.

“We are very fortunate to partner with workplaces that have Corporate Philanthropy ideals, partners who teach people to be civic-minded and socially-aware employees,” says United Way of Greater Stark County President and CEO Maria Heege. “Volunteering impacts the community with deeper connections to causes. Volunteer Week awards are a great opportunity to showcase individuals who create meaningful change in their neighbor’s lives.”

United Way of Greater Stark County and The Canton Repository are collaborating on a special newspaper insert to be published on Wednesday, April 22, acknowledging the award-winning volunteers and many other volunteers who go above and beyond for the community.

 “Volunteers are a tremendous resource for United Way,” explains Corporate and Volunteer Engagement Director Laura Prengaman. “Without volunteers, we would not be able to achieve our mission of improving 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. They are the force that transforms our community.”

Looking to volunteer? You can find meaningful volunteer opportunities on or contact our Corporate and Volunteer Engagement Director Laura at [email protected] or (330) 491-9953 for more information.

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 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 . Offices are at 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702. (330) 491-0445.

(Pictured: Logan Kuhn, 2018 Youth Leadership award winner)