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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!

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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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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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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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Wooster City Schools

There are many benefits to General’s Club, Wooster City School’s before and after school care program. It provides their students with a warm, safe...

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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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Wooster City Schools

There are many benefits to General’s Club, Wooster City School’s before and after school care program. It provides their students with a warm, safe learning environment, as well as a place for students to make friends and build self-esteem. The before school program started a walking club. One student, who attended General’s Club in the morning, was not as physically active as most of the other children. She was certain that she would never achieve 100 laps like the rest of her friends. With the encouragement of staff and friends, within two months, she did just that. The joy and happiness on her face when she reached her goal was priceless!

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Goodwill Industries

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Wee Care Center

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Partners Spotlight

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Anazao Community Partners

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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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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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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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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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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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Wooster City Schools

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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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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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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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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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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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Wayne Center for the Arts

Enriching lives and strengthening communities through art.

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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

Bridges Out of Poverty, Workshop Highlights 4.25.2019

On April 25, 2019 we partnered with Community Action Wayne Medina and Salvation Army Wooster to present Bridges Out of Poverty to many community members.

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July 2020 Newsletter

Check out our July Newsletter.

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