More than a dozen new walking paths now available with Stark Walks program

(Canton, OH) August 28, 2018 – These local, pedestrian-friendly pathways were created to encourage safe exercise. With signs that indicate distance and approximate travel time, individuals can measure their walking distance and time spent being physically active within their own neighborhood. The urban pathways are a free, easy way for residents to participate in physical activity in Northeast, Southeast and …

YLS gives two local students a book scholarship

(Canton, OH) June 19, 2018 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) chose the first two recipients for their new book scholarship on Friday, July 20. Each student is eligible to receive a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to offset the cost of books for college. This new book scholarship initiative is part of the …

United Way of Greater Stark County Hires Director of Philanthropy

(Canton, OH) May 31, 2018 – Terri Bate has joined the staff of United Way of Greater Stark County as the Director of Philanthropy. The new position was developed to strengthen existing relationships with key stakeholders while nurturing new connections with individual donors and foundations. The Director of Philanthropy serves as a liaison between unique donors and pressing needs in …

United Way of Greater Stark County Hosts 25th Annual Day of Caring Event

(Canton, OH) May 18, 2018 – Over 500 volunteers recently contributed their time and talent for United Way of Greater Stark County’s 25th Annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 18th. The event connects altruistic volunteers with local agencies, schools and organizations. Together, the partnerships create stronger neighborhoods and healthier people for a better community through a wide variety of …

United Way’s VITA Program Ends a Record-Breaking Tax Season with Celebration, Awards

(Canton, OH) May 16, 2018 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program celebrated their best tax season ever on April 26th with a celebration that included recognition of volunteers and an awards presentation. In 2018, United Way of Greater Stark County’s VITA program and its volunteers helped income tax clients in local communities collect …

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops Teach How to Break the Cycle of Generational Poverty

(Canton, OH – May 10, 2018) United Way of Greater Stark County is offering training to help individuals and organizations understand and address the unique challenges created by economic diversity. The Bridges Out of Poverty workshop curriculum is relevant to employers, educators, community organizations, social service agencies and policy-makers who want to learn more about the fundamental causes and stigmas …