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United Way
of Summit County

Read to Me Day 2015
          NOVEMBER 13, 2015

United Way Announces New Income Strategy and Goal

Last month, United Way announced a strategic shift in how it will invest donor dollars to achieve the organization’s objectives within its Income Impact Area. The shift in strategy is intended to speed positive community change by tactically investing to make a measurable difference.

The goal: moving 5,000 Summit County residents from financial dependence to independence.

The strategy marks the first time United Way has used a clearly-defined, community-based metric to achieve one of its aims. More

Listen to United Way president and CEO, Jim Mullen, give an overview of United Way's new Income strategy and goal on the Jasen Sokol Show on 1590 WAKR.

Hundreds of Corporate Volunteers Participate In
United Way “Read To Me Day”

United Way's Read to Me Day on November 5 aimed to bring reading excitement to Akron Public School students in Pre-K through sixth grade. It was also an opportunity to mobilize volunteers to improve education. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and helps create lifelong successful readers. More than 300 volunteers representing 23 companies gave their time to foster a love of learning and reading among students at 33 schools. Volunteers also donated books read to classroom libraries. Read to Me Day is a collaboration between The United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools. View more photos on Facebook

Campaign News

Albrecht Incorporated Finishes Another Successful Campaign
Chemstress Campaign Increases by 51%

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group "Bands Together" for United Way


PPG Industries Launches Campaign With Pancake Breakfast

Free Prescription Savings Cards Available
Through United Way

A FREE United Way FamilyWize discount card offers savings on prescription medications. United Way provides free FamilyWize pharmacy savings cards to people in Summit County with no or limited prescription drug coverage. There is no cost for the discount card and there are no enrollment or eligibility requirements. The prescription card is presented to participating pharmacies for discounts on all FDA approved medicines. Discounts are applied automatically with an average savings of $17 dollars per prescription. Cards can be secured by contacting United Way, printed online or used through the FamilyWize smartphone app. More

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