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How I Live United.

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"At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about who you have lifted up, who you have made better. It's about what you've given back."

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

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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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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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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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Goodwill Industries

At first glance, Madison is your average Ohio high school junior. But it does not take long to notice that she is so much more. Madison has an...

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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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Anazao Community Partners

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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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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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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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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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Helping People

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

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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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YMCA of Wayne County

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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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Aspire

We help people reach their academic goals, no matter the age!
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Community Legal Aid

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Learn N Play

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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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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

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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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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Wooster City Schools

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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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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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2019 Community Events

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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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United Way Membership Requirements Completed

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties is happy to report that we completed the necessary requirements to be a member of United Way worldwide. Out of 1,100 United Way's in the United States we were one of 720 to receive this classification. We are proud of what we do and strive each day to continue making this community a better place! #LIVEUNITED

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What Is Bridges Out Of Poverty

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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