a donation to
of Summit County
YOUR UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTION CAN PROVIDE
gift of $156 (just $3 per week) provides:
Eight nights of shelter or food for a family –
basic life needs to keep the family together
and prevent homelessness and hunger.
Thirty-nine essential prescription medications
for low-income, uninsured people.
Nine hours of housework and personal care
services for older adults and people
with disabilities, enabling them to stay in their homes.
A gift of $104 (just
$2 per week) provides:
Twenty-six hours of secure, safe, educational
childcare, allowing a parent the opportunity to seek or maintain
employment to support the family.
Twelve individuals touched by cancer with an
individual counseling session to address
specific issues relating to their cancer journey.
One hour of legal assistance with civil cases
for low-income individuals who are unable to
afford legal representation.
A gift of $52 (just
$1 per week) provides:
Six weeks of Lifeline – personal emergency alarm
monitoring service – for a low-income,
frail, elderly person living in their own home.
Seven hours of tutoring to teach non-reading
adults how to read.
One day of shelter and support services for a
homeless woman dealing with alcoholism
and drug addiction.
A gift of $26 (just
50˘ per week) provides:
Two hours of job training for developmentally
disabled persons to prepare them to
obtain a job in our community.
One instructional session to teach youth about
ways to resist peer pressure and the
consequences of early sexual involvement.
Two hours of ‘Positive Young People,’ an
after-school drug prevention and
recreational activity program.
For a gift of $1,000
United Way-funded programs can provide:
Seven people with bankruptcy counseling, a car
loan, and financial counseling.
Ten people with free home insulation including
sidewalls and attic, furnace repair,
carbon-monoxide detectors and possible furnace replacement.
Two school-age children with an educationally
supportive after-school environment for a full school year, with
homework assistance, tutoring, math & reading practice, cultural
diversity lessons, physical fitness activities, field trips,
guest presenters, and a nutritious snack.
209 healthy meals for the hungry at a community
Fifty hours of classes for GED (General
Educational Development) certification.
Ninety days in a business education and computer
training class to help five people
become more employable.
Twenty-six people with psychosocial education,
support groups, presentations, parenting classes for all ages
and ADHD, stress management, anger management, self-esteem, and
- Two pregnant and/or parenting adolescents and their families
with case management,
support and parent education to keep them from dropping out of
school and reduce the
risk of child abuse and neglect.