2nd Annual “Stuff the Bus” Event Was a Big Success!

Oct 13, 2015
On September 13, a big yellow school bus pulled into Lock 3 in downtown Akron during the Global Village Festival of Greater Akron. United Way’s second annual Stuff the Bus community engagement event...

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...

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...

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...

Sixth annual Summit For Kids was Saturday, August 15

Aug 04, 2015
United Way is proud to be fiscal sponsor for Summit for Kids! Sponsored by the Summit on Children Task Force, this annual event brought together groups from schools, health care, government and a...