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United Way of Summit County’s 2-1-1 program answered 69,992 calls for help in 2019

Feb 19, 2020
United Way of Summit County’s 2-1-1 program, which helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don’t know where to turn, answered 69,992 calls for assistance last year. The free...

United Way of Summit County delivers 4,944 bags full of healthy snacks to Akron elementary students

Dec 20, 2019
As part of its Holiday Snack Packs food drive, United Way of Summit County delivered 4,944 bags of healthy snacks to Akron Public Schools students on December 18. The bags were delivered to every...

United Way announces next two years of grant funding, will invest $8 million to advance Bold Goals and provide basic needs for Summit County residents in 2020

Dec 09, 2019
United Way of Summit County today announced that it would award grants to 53 programs representing 41 organizations throughout Summit County for its two-year funding cycle beginning in 2020.  In...

United Way of Summit County kicks off Stuff the Bus drive, aims to provide every APS elementary school with free school supplies

Jul 19, 2019
July marks the official start of United Way of Summit County’s Stuff the Bus school supplies drive. Now in its sixth year, Stuff the Bus mobilizes thousands of individuals and dozens of local...

Federal funds for Phase 35 Emergency Food & Shelter Program to be distributed through United Way of Summit County

Jun 20, 2019
United Way of Summit County will oversee distribution of federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food...

RubberDucks Partner with United Way of Summit County for “Fourth on the Field”

Jun 04, 2019
The Akron RubberDucks are excited to announce a partnership with United Way of Summit County for this year’s “Fourth on the Field” event at Canal Park to celebrate Independence Day, Thursday, July 4...

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