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How I Live United.

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

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The Jolly Roger

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

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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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Salvation Army

Krista's Stories Krista is a mother of three children all under age six. But these are three children whom she cannot live with or see regularly....

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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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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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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

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Salvation Army

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Goodwill Industries

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Partners Spotlight

Imagination library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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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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Salvation Army

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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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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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Learn N Play

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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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Wooster City Schools

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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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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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Anazao Community Partners

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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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OneEighty

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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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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YMCA of Wayne County

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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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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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Triway Reading Under the Lights

May 5, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A family event to encourage summer reading for the children in Triway Local Schools Pre-K - 6th grade

Triway Highschool Football Field, 3205 Shreve Road

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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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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

The United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties has been offering Bridges Out of Poverty workshops in Wayne and Holmes Counties since 2015. Over 1,500 participants have attended the workshops to date. Bridges Out of Poverty is a framework to understanding poverty, middle class, and wealth. The framework was designed by Dr. Ruby Payne. She has facilitators teaching the Bridges Out of Poverty workshops all over the world.

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First Lady Fran De Wine and United Way Staff

UNITED WAY STAFF INVITED TO GOVERNOR’S MANSION BY MIKE AND FRAN DEWINE

To Celebrate the Launch of the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library

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