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How I Live United.

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You reached goal...and that is the first time in a long time that United Way did that. Congratulations are in order!

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"I live united by volunteering to do handyman jobs for the United Way."

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I donate time and treasures because of the great partners serving good people of Holmes and Wayne Counties!

I LIVE HERE. I GIVE HERE

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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Safety Net

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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YMCA of Wayne County

Jenny came to the YMCA summer camp when she was struggling emotionally, physically, and socially. She comes from a single parent home and her dad has...

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Goodwill Industries

When Sarah came to Goodwill in April of 2018, her life was in chaos. Plans for the future were abruptly halted and she found herself homeless and...

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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...

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Goodwill Industries

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YMCA of Wayne County

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Wee Care Center

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Partners Spotlight

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Anazao Community Partners

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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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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YMCA of Wayne County

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Holmes Center for the Arts

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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American Red Cross

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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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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Wooster City Schools

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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Salvation Army

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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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OneEighty

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Learn N Play

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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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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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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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OHUDDLE

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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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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2020 Community Events

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Rittman Reading Under the Lights

Friday May 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free event for kids in Rittman Pre-K thru 7th grade

Rittman Highschool Gymnasium, 50 Saurer Street, Rittman, OH 44270

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Wooster Reading Under the Lights

May 8, 2020

A free event for Wooster City School Students grades k - 6.

Maurer Field, Maurer Field, Park Drive, Wooster, OH 44691

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Heart and Sole 5K/10K/Half-Marathon 2020

8/1/2020 @ 7 AM

Event Details: One day. Three races. Thousands helped. Join us for the 16th annual Heart and Sole Race benefiting the local United Way. The Heart and Sole has something for everyone: 5K walk or run, 10K run and Half-Marathon. All races start in beautiful downtown Wooster, Ohio. Schedule of Events: Friday Night Packet Pick-up at United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties 4:30 PM-7:30 PM Starting Line: Corner of North Street and North Market Street in Downtown Wooster, OH. Heart and Sole Half Marathon (13.1 miles) -- 7:00 AM (Course Information to Come) Heart and Sole 10K Walk / Run (6.2 miles) -- 8:00 AM (Course Information to Come) Heart and Sole 5K Walk / Run (3.1 miles) -- 8:15 AM (Course Information to Come) Registration Coming Soon! Included in Registration: PACKET PICK-UP PARTY, RACE ENTRY WITH BIB, PREMIUM NEXT-LEVEL RACE SHIRTS, POST-RACE SNACKS AND DRINKS, CHIP-TIMING, HALF-FINISHERS MEDAL & COMMEMORATIVE ASICS RUNNING SOCKS Prizes: Overall Male- 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Overall Female- 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive awards. Age Group Awards

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Recent news and blogs about our local community

Resilient; Core Values Lead the Way.

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WHIRE Blotter, May 2019

Read the WHIRE Blotter, a listing of the calls that came in through WHIRE in May, 2019

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