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How I Live United.

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

Building Bridges since 1957

2020 Campaign Video

Our 2020 Campaign Video features local musicians: Matt Cruise, Gus Johnson, Phin Johnson, Noah Michaels, Hannah Schade, Sheryl Villegas and Trevor Villegas. Be inspired. Love Can Build A Bridge!

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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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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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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

Dakota's Story For Dakota, grade 5 and 6 were especially difficult. “I used to miss every single assignment,” Dakota said. Fear of making mistakes...

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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...

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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

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Wee Care Center

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Partners Spotlight

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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Community Action Wayne Medina

Helping People

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

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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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Learn N Play

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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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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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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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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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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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Anazao Community Partners

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Wayne Center for the Arts

Enriching lives and strengthening communities through art.

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Wooster City Schools

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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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YMCA of Wayne County

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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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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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2020 Community Events

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Giving Tuesday 2020

December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement in which United Way of Wayne and Holmes participates each year. This is a day where we rally for our community to help us toward our goal. This years Giving Tuesday goal is bigger than ever, because the need is greater than ever. Join us in giving a little to help a lot on December 1, 2020.

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5 BUCK FRIDAYS

$5 Buck Fridays!!!!

Every Friday thru 12/18/2020

Donate $5.00 on Friday's thru 12/18/2020 for your chance to win! Text:5bucks To:44321

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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

WHIRE BLOTTER, September 2019

WAYNE HOLMES INFORMATION REFERRAL EXCHANGE IS A FREE RESOURCE LINE OFFERED BY UNITED WAY OF WAYNE AND HOLMES FOR PEOPLE IN NEED.

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UNITED WAY OF WAYNE AND HOLMES AT THE FOREFRONT OF COVID-19 FIGHT AT LOCAL LEVEL

United Way is Hard at Work Raising Funds and Taking Calls During Crisis

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