News & Updates

Dan Pallotta to speak at United Way’s annual Knight Breakfast

Jul 08, 2016
On August 17, nationally renowned author, activist and entrepreneur Dan Pallotta will serve as the keynote speaker for United Way of Summit County’s 2016 Knight Breakfast. For more than thirty years...

Day of Action, Neighborhood Reborn & KaBOOM! Playground Build

Jun 21, 2016
July 17 and 18 were two of the most exciting days of the year for United Way of Summit County. Through events like Day of Action, Neighborhood Reborn, and the KaBOOM! Playground build, United Way...

Foresters Financial, United Way, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Suddieth Park

Jun 19, 2016
The Akron community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Suddieth Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, United Way of Summit County...

Volunteers spruce up East Akron neighborhood in one-day blitz

Jun 17, 2016
By Mary Beth
Breckenridge  Beacon Journal home writer Marissa Blewitt knows that mowing vacant lots and painting porches isn’t going to save Akron’s University Park neighborhood. But every...

United Way kicks off Stuff the Bus school supply drive with Akron RubberDucks

Jun 17, 2016
United Way of Summit County will kick off its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive with a special RubberDucks baseball game at Canal Park in Downtown Akron. Proceeds from ticket sales for the...

Federal funds for phase 33 emergency food, shelter to be distributed through United Way

Jun 08, 2016
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...