News & Updates

United Way celebrates 1 million books given to local children through the Imagination Library program

Mar 16, 2022
Through United Way of Summit & Medina's Imagination Library, enrolled children up to age 5 receive free books, and in March the local program celebrated its success, announcing it has mailed more...

United Way hosts Read to Me Day in Summit and Medina County schools

Mar 07, 2022
Last week, United Way of Summit & Medina invited volunteers from the local community to read to children at schools in Summit and Medina counties. On March 2, 60 volunteers read to more than 600...

211: Helping our community does not have to be a guessing game

Feb 22, 2022
In 2020, one in five people calling for help from United Way’s 211 had children in their home. In 2021, that number grew to one in three. Currently, one in four people calling 211 is a senior...

United Way of Summit & Medina releases new calendar of volunteer events for 2022

Jan 28, 2022
United Way of Summit & Medina today announced the release of its new engagement calendar for 2022. Available online at, the calendar lists more than a dozen volunteer and...

Bringing Housing Support to Where It’s Needed Most

Jan 20, 2022
Northeast Ohio is no stranger to the harsh cold of mid-winter. But for the many Summit and Medina County residents struggling with homelessness and housing insecurity, January and February are some...

College Now Greater Cleveland Opens New Educational Opportunity HUB in Summit County

Dec 10, 2021
College Now Greater Cleveland and United Way of Summit & Medina (UWSM) will open a new Educational Opportunity HUB to house College Now services in Summit County this week. Located in United Way’...