United Way wrapping up fundraising campaign this week

(Canton, OH) December 4, 2018 – The needs of those living in poverty and homeless are constant throughout the year. But, during the fall and harsh winter months, items like warm blankets and dry socks are critical to preventing frostbite and hypothermia, as well as a number of other health concerns. Blankets and socks are the most requested item by …

This is what community impact looks like with Young Leaders Society

(Canton, OH) November 20, 2018 – This December, nearly 200 high school students will receive a hoodie from a college or university of their choice from Young Leaders Society’s (YLS) signature program, Hoodies for the Holidays. This is the 4th year YLS has implemented Hoodies. The program focuses on offering encouragement to students planning to attend college, seeking to inspire …

United Way shines light on hidden poverty in Greater Stark County

(Canton, OH) November 6, 2018 United Way of Greater Stark County is shining a light on the hidden poverty in our community. Its latest research report reveals that 38 percent of Greater Stark County households cannot afford basic life necessities, including housing, food, transportation, child care and health care. United Way uses the term ALICE to describe this hidden population, …

Blankets of Hope drive runs November 1 – 16

(Canton, OH) November 1, 2018 United Way of Greater Stark County is collecting new blankets from November 1 – 16 to blanket our community in the upcoming winter months. Many shelters do not have enough blankets in stock to assist the current need, let alone the needs in the upcoming winter months. This drive will help re-stock their shelves so …

Tax Preparation Volunteers needed during upcoming tax season

(Canton, OH) October 23, 2018 – United Way of Greater Stark County is now accepting applications for volunteer tax preparers for the upcoming tax season. No experience is necessary. Individuals who participate in the 2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program receive training and IRS Certification appropriate for their volunteer position, as well as materials for self-study on basic income …

2 new Stark Walk paths make 17 total routes now available to Canton residents

(Canton, OH) October 18, 2018 – Signs will soon go up to identify the 2 new walking paths in Canton. The new paths are in the Aultman Neighborhood and are part of the ever-growing Stark Walks program, designed to encourage safe and free exercise. Stark Walks gives residents new places to exercise and inspires neighbors to form walking groups. The …

Girl UP program event teaches young ladies that there are other options for them other than traditional careers

(Canton, OH) October 16, 2018 – October 5, 130+ middle school academy school girls attended the first Girl UP event of the school season. United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United, Canton City Schools, Beaver Excavating and TimkenSteel partnered together to introduce the girls to the non-traditional careers available to women. The girls met female professionals working in the …

Winners announced for Women United Family-Friendly Workplace Award event

(Canton, OH) September 25, 2018 – Three companies will be honored October 10 at the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards Breakfast. Employers Health, Schauer Group and TimkenSteel are leading the way in Stark County for their best practices of implementing policies that make it possible for employees to more easily balance family and work. Employers Health’s corporate culture reinforces the importance a …

Join Women United leaders today and raise your voice to fight hunger

(Canton, OH) September 20, 2018 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United are fighting for an end to hunger by supporting the Senate’s bipartisan SNAP provisions that protect and improve SNAP. Today is Women United Advocacy Day on SNAP. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s largest anti-hunger program. In …

September is the start of annual fundraising season!

(Canton, OH) September 13, 2018 – United Way of Greater Stark County launched its 96th fundraising campaign on Friday, September 7. Lucia Pileggi, Private Bank Executive for Eastern Ohio, Key Bank is the 2018-19 Campaign Chair. Campaign Cabinet includes Broc Bidlack, Fairless Local Schools, Division Chair; Lindsay Bowman, KeyBank; William R. Cook, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Individual Giving Chair; Jacqueline …