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How I Live United.

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Steve

Engaging with a team to allocate resources to outstanding programs is very rewarding!

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Talent

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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.

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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Safety Net

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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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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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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Boys & Girls Club of Wooster

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Partners Spotlight

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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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Community Action Wayne

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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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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YMCA of Wayne County

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Salvation Army

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VIOLA

Viola Startzman Clinic

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Wayne Center for the Arts

Enriching lives and strengthening communities through art.

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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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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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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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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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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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Anazao Community Partners

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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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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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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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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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Wooster City Schools

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2020 Community Events

Wacky Quacky Duck Derby

The Wacky Quacky Duck Derby Virtual Event

May 23, 2021

Come join the 2nd Annual Wacky Quacky Duck Derby!

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Live WHIRE Blog

Recent news and blogs about our local community

WHIRE Blotter July 2020

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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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