News & Updates

United Way Young Leaders Society collecting school supplied through "Stuff the Bus event

Aug 11, 2015
The United Way of Summit County’s Young Leaders Society is working with partners throughout the county to help make sure public school students in Summit County have the basic materials they need for...

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...

CATCH launches kids toward healthier lifestyles

Jul 14, 2015
Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) is a program to prevent childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity. CATCH is a national model that has been used for more than 25...

The Power of the Purse Luncheon 2015

Jul 07, 2015
United Way Women's Leadership Council's annual Power of the Purse Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quaker Station in Downtown Akron. The luncheon drew a crowd of nearly...

Fatherhood Initiative fathers and families take in a game

Jun 22, 2015
More than 100 fathers who benefit from the United Way-supported Summit County Fatherhood Initiative enjoyed a Father's Day Game on Sunday, June 21 with the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park in downtown...