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How I Live United.

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Darla

I believe in sharing kindness, time and resources with others so all involved can benefit.

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Akron Brass

At the Akron Brass Company, we take an active role in direct philanthropic giving and engage in volunteer efforts to support community needs. The Reading Under the Lights event in Wooster was the perfect initiative for our company. We financially supported the event so every child could choose five books in an effort to improve literacy, while dispatching a team of volunteers to experience the joy of reading to our future community leaders.

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Amberly W.

I serve on the Board of Directors because I want to have a personal impact on improving our community. I know that United Way is the organization that can make such a positive impact!

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2019 Campaign Video

Our 2019 Campaign Video features Itali "Kooney" Knighten, a 2014 Wooster HS graduate and rising artist.

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Areas We Impact

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Health

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

We believe people need access to health care, mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment in order to improve their overall chances of prosperity.

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Food, Shelter and Clothing

We believe people need food, shelter and clothing in order to be positioned for improvement.

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Workforce Development

Training, Transportation and Child Care

Workforce Development

We believe people need skills, training, proper equipment, reliable transportation and childcare in order to advance their career opportunities.

Youth Development

Youth Development

We believe children need safe, stable, active and fun environments to learn, grow, adapt and succeed.

Impact Stories

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People to People Ministries

A young lady came to us from Salvation Army (homeless) for help to obtain an ID and birth certificate. In our financial office process, we understood...

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Wooster City Schools

There are many benefits to General’s Club, Wooster City School’s before and after school care program. It provides their students with a warm, safe...

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People to People Ministries

A young lady came to us from Salvation Army (homeless) for help to obtain an ID and birth certificate. In our financial office process, we understood she wanted to get a job as a welder. We connected her with the Career Center for classes and Community Action for transportation help. She came back to us after achieving her welding certificate, needing clothing for an interview, and returned again for work clothing after getting her new job. A few months later, she came back in for assistance with a down-payment for her apartment. In all of this time, we also provided her with food and other clothing to help her. This is what we love being a part of, working together with several agencies and organizations to help someone help themselves out of poverty.

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Wooster City Schools

There are many benefits to General’s Club, Wooster City School’s before and after school care program. It provides their students with a warm, safe learning environment, as well as a place for students to make friends and build self-esteem. The before school program started a walking club. One student, who attended General’s Club in the morning, was not as physically active as most of the other children. She was certain that she would never achieve 100 laps like the rest of her friends. With the encouragement of staff and friends, within two months, she did just that. The joy and happiness on her face when she reached her goal was priceless!

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Partners Spotlight

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People to People Ministries

We live united by connecting with many other groups and organizations!
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Wee Care Center

Wee Care had a child who qualified for Speech Therapy but his parents were not able to get him to the services. Wee Care’s Program and Education Director contacted Tri-County Educational Service Center and was able to have the Speech Language Pathologist come to Wee Care when the child was in attendance so he could get the assistance he needed.

Wee Care recently started a Sign Language class. One day at pick-up a parent was talking to her child and the Sign Language teacher about how she was able to use some of the signs her son taught her with a patient she had that day. The child had a huge smile on his face.

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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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Catholic Charities

Bringing Hope

We live united by working together as a partner to bring hope and healing to those suffering from depression, anxiety or distress in their life!

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NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties

We must stay united

We are a small group, so if we’re not united, we would fall apart.

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OHuddle

A Triway student recently came to the OHuddle office with the observation that many teachers’ school supplies were becoming depleted since the start of the year. The student and his mentor partnered to organize and deliver school supplies donated through OHuddle for Triway, creating a mid-year supply delivery in “service to others” (Developmental Asset #9).

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Community Legal Aid

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Helping People

Community wide collaboration through our transportation initiative is the most amazing example of living united.

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American Red Cross

Bringing Positivity and Change
We live united every day by thinking outside of ourselves and knowing that we have the power to bring about positive and lasting change - large or small!
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Northwestern Local Schools

We live united by offering an opportunity for preschoolers to learn Science Technology Engineering and Math!

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Holmes Center for the Arts

Enriching lives through the arts

We live united by reaching children and families with need through the arts!

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Planned Parenthood

Our patients rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and the Wooster Health Center for a wide range of health services, including birth control, breast cancer screenings, emergency contraception, HIV testing and referrals, HPV vaccines, LGBTQ services, pelvic exams and Pap tests, pregnancy tests and options counseling, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and urinary tract and vaginal infection treatment.

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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Anazao Community Partners

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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

Kids Come First

We live united by making sure our kids are learning about and addressing community needs!

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Salvation Army

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Wooster City Schools

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Learn N Play

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Goodwill Industries

Providing a Future

We live united by providing hope of a brighter future by placing people in jobs that earn higher than minimum wage!

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The Counseling Center

Making a Difference
We live united by collaborating with partners to help our patients obtain and maintain employment!
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Aspire

We help people reach their academic goals, no matter the age!
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2019 Community Events

Bridges Out Of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty

November 21, 2019 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

American Red Cross, 244 West South Street, Wooster, OH 44691

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Getting to Know United Way October and November 2019 mailing

Get to Know United Way Holmes County- Millersburg Edition

11/20/2019

Join us to learn all of the wonderful work United Way is doing in Holmes County!

Millersburg Brewing Company, 60 E Jackson St, Millersburg, OH 44654

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Giving Tuesday Save the Date FINAL 101519

Giving Tuesday Open House

12/3/2019 from 8 AM to 8 PM

An easy and fun way to make your gift to United Way and kick off the holiday season. Food, fun, prizes and 50/50 raffle!

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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

WHIRE Blotter June 2019

Read the listing of calls we received on the WHIRE line, June 2019

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United Way of Wayne and Holmes 2020 Request for Proposal’s

United Way's RFP for 2020 has been released.

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