Community Engagement

Volunteers play a vital role in United Way’s work to make our community stronger.

United Way is hosting a variety of community engagement events in 2019, uniting volunteers to make a difference for our neighbors. The projects can accept large groups, offer teambuilding and networking opportunities and are planned by United Way staff. 
 
Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive 2018 - View the results poster >
Stuff The Bus 2018 View the results poster >
Day of Action/KaBOOM! Playground 2018 - View the results poster >
Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive 2017 - View the results poster >
Smart Start Community Baby Shower 2017 - View the results poster >
 

VIEW OUR 2019 CALENDAR

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

READ TO ME DAY BARBERTON
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

Reading aloud to children stimulates language and cognitive skills and builds motivation, curiosity and memory. Discover how great it feels to introduce a child to a lifetime love of books by volunteering to read in a Barberton City Schools classroom. Volunteers may bring a library book, a book of their own, or a new book to donate to the classroom.

READ TO ME DAY WAIT LIST

For more information about Read To Me Day contact Bethany by email.

PAGE IT FORWARD BOOK DRIVE
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2019

A book can be a child’s first window into the world beyond their neighborhood. It can be a prized possession, a source of comfort, knowledge and amusement – and it can be her first step toward lasting success. Children from households rich in books are 36% more likely to graduate from high school than children without a home library. Help United Way achieve its Bold Goals 1 & 2 by sorting and distributing books for Akron Public School students.

SORT-A-THON: Monday, March 11, 2019
DISTRIBUTION DAY: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

This year we will be eliminating collections in order to purchase new books. Please click here see our wish list if you would like to purchase books for the students.

VOLUNTEER FOR PAGE IT FORWARD BOOK DRIVE

For more information about Page It Forward Book Drive contact Julie by email.


YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES


When you volunteer, you see first-hand how United Way of Summit County is helping to improve lives and create lasting change in our community.