News & Updates

United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program nets more than $1.2 million in refunds for local residents

May 22, 2018
This tax season, United Way of Summit County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helped local families claim a total of $1,271,569 in tax refunds. The program, which provides Summit...

KeyBank makes $500,000 investment in United Way of Summit County to benefit Akron Public Schools

May 16, 2018
Grant provides for the creation of a financial learning lab at East CLC and wraparound services within the East CLC cluster The KeyBank Foundation today announced that it would award a $500,000 grant...

United Way, Info Line announce intent to merge

Mar 15, 2018
The boards of directors of United Way of Summit County and Info Line today announced the two organizations are working to merge within the next 90 days. The merger will provide for the continuation...

United Way to begin offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance on Jan. 29

Jan 26, 2018
In 2016, more than $2 billion returned to local communities thanks to the work of nearly 55,000 IRS-certified tax assistance volunteers throughout the country. On January 29, United Way of Summit...

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library sends free books to preschoolers

Jan 22, 2018
As published by> Jenna Huff snuggles in her mother's lap. She turns a page of "ABC, Look at Me." She runs her finger along a picture. She prattles as she goes. The sounds aren't...

United Way ends 2017 with record volunteer numbers

Dec 21, 2017
United Way of Summit County will wrap up 2017 – the second year of it its year-round engagement calendar – with record numbers for volunteers and supplies collected. In total, 3,156 people took part...