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

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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!

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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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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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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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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Debbie's Story “My two children and I went to One Eighty to escape Domestic Violence. At the beginning all I needed was a safe place for my children....

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Wee Care Center

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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

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Partners Spotlight

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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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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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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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Wayne County Schools Career Center

Live United

We live united by working cooperatively with many organizations!

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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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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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Wayne Center for the Arts

Enriching lives and strengthening communities through art.

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Anazao Community Partners

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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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Salvation Army

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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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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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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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OneEighty

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Learn N Play

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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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2020 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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Triway Reading Under the Lights

Postponed Until Further Notice

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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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

COVID-19 Hotline/WHIRE Blotter May 2020

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WHIRE Blotter April 2020
Stars

Resilient; Core Values Lead the Way.

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