About United Way of Greater Stark & Carroll Counties

About us

At United Way of Greater Stark County, our mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Stark and Carroll counties. We aim to alleviate the hardships caused by poverty in our communities, and we are dedicated to creating lasting change. Learn more about our people and our work.


Support for local kids and families


Our work

When I grow up starts today

Children in Stark and Carroll counties need us now. Your neighborhood is likely within a few miles of children and families living in areas of high need with lower measures of child well-being. Our work supports strong starts for kids to prevent or lessen the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

What we do
Our purpose

Our purpose

To empower children and families

With a legacy of more than 100 years, United Way is a trusted name and valuable resource in our community. We are uniquely positioned for successful fundraising in the community to empower families in poverty to unleash their potential.  

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our mission

Our mission

To lessen the burdens of poverty

We are not a passthrough organization. We put boots on the ground to work directly in our most vulnerable neighborhoods, providing services to meet the needs of families with young children to set the foundation for strong futures 

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Our core values

The tenants that guide us

With every decision we make, we ensure we are living our values as individuals and as an organization.  

  • Model a can-do attitude
  • Be a team player
  • Respect human potential
  • Have humble confidence
  • Don't be afraid of change
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Our difference

Our difference

What sets us apart

Wondering what makes United Way of Greater Stark County unique? Explore our key differentiators:  

  • We develop the community’s capacity to alleviate poverty
  • Our established legacy of more than 100 years 
  • Hands-on fundraising and support to make things happen 

Our process

Weve honed our approach for 100 years

United Way of Greater Stark County identifies the needs and gaps in the community, and we implement and monitor solutions:

  • Identify the needs
  • Identify resources related to needs
  • Raise awareness
  • Create solutions
  • Monitor solutions

Work with us

Interested in joining the team at United Way? Together, we connect the families in our most vulnerable neighborhoods with resources and programs to help them succeed and thrive. Join our mission.
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