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200 backpacks donated to United Way’s Stuff the Bus

Sep 16, 2015
A little more than a year ago, Ashok Babu Kolla moved to Summit County from California to work for GOJO Industries as a SAP Center of Excellence/ VISTEX Consultant. He was looking for a way to become...

Campaign News, September 2015

Sep 16, 2015
Omnova Solutions Celebrates at the Akron Zoo More than 300 OMNOVA Solutions employees gathered at the Akron Zoo to participate in the company's annual United Way Campaign celebration. More than $7,...

Arts2Youth helps prevent summer learning ‘slide’

Sep 15, 2015
For several days in August, United Way’s Arts2Youth pilot program brought kids together with local artists to combat summer learning loss, otherwise known as "summer slide." Artists worked with kids...

Corporate Derby Challenge 2015

Aug 24, 2015
The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby and United Way of Summit County united for the Sixth Annual Corporate Derby Challenge on Friday, August 21. Thanks to the participating companies: Ad...

Campaign News, August 2015

Aug 19, 2015
Signet Jewelers Completes Record-Breaking United Way Campaign Signet Jewelers, located in Fairlawn, recently completed its 2015 United Way Campaign resulting in its largest contribution to date. In...

Mini farmers markets bring healthy food to low-income neighborhoods

Aug 10, 2015
United Way donor investments are supporting mini-farmers markets in low-income “food desert” neighborhoods. Here, residents can use their SNAP and EBT benefits (food stamps) to purchase all foods for...

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