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With your generous support, United Way of North Central Ohio funds more than 40 programs and initiatives for our non-profit partners serving the populations of Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties.

Welcome to United Way of North Central Ohio’s 2020-2021 Community Campaign page.

As you consider making a donation to our Community Campaign, we’d like to share some information about United Way of North Central Ohio and the 2020 Community Partners whose programs will be helped by your donation.

The Community Campaign donation form will allow you to designate your gift for use in one of the three counties we serve – Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot – or to designate the donation for an individual partner in that county.

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Partner Impact

Ongoing Need

This series of short videos highlights a cross-section of our 2020 Community Partners and their work.

Bold Goal 1: Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring

Bold Goal 2: Open Door Resource Center

Bold Goal 3: Marion Matters

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Our Community Partners offer programming that advances one or more of our Bold Goals. Our Bold Goals are a collective vision for improving our region for everyone who calls it home. Through collaborative efforts with community partners, United Way mobilizes people, businesses, nonprofits, and financial resources to enhance and sustain programs that create lasting change.

The Community Campaign donation form will allow you to designate a Bold Goal to benefit from your donation. Your donation will be used to help support all of the county programs working toward that Bold Goal.

Bold Goal 1

Improve Early Childhood Development & Mentoring Programs

Bold Goal 1 programs supported by your donor dollars include:

  • Backpack programs that feed food-insecure students each weekend
  • Music and movement classes that build early literacy skills for preschoolers
  • Afterschool programs and camps for preteens and teens
  • Programs that provide safety services for children, like supervised visitation and court appointed special advocates

Bold Goal 2

Create Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods

Your donation supports Bold Goal 2 programs, including:

  • Disaster response to local emergencies
  • Accessible and affordable housing services, and emergency housing for the homeless
  • Services for seniors; mobile meal deliveries and volunteer opportunities
  • Victim assistance and advocacy programs, and support services for victims of domestic violence

Bold Goal 3

Enhance Workforce Development & Leadership Opportunities

Bold Goal 3 programs funded by your donation include:

  • Workforce development & talent retention tools
  • Educational projects supporting the role of philanthropy in improving community
  • Programs helping people overcome poverty and advance to economic self-sufficiency through sustained employment

BOLD GOAL 1 PROGRAMS: Bucyrus Backpack Program | Music, Movement, & More (Bucyrus Public Library) | Youth Mentoring (Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring) | Galion Backpack Program (Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission) | Supervised Family Visits (Patchworks House) | Crestline Community Center Coalition | Mobile Learning Labs (YWCA Northwest Ohio) | Formula for Impact (Boys & Girls Club of Marion) | Let’s Read 20 | Weekend Backpack Program (Marion City Schools) | Youth Mentoring (Marion Mentors) | Music Time (Marion Public Library) | Safety City of Marion | Scouting Scholarships | Ruling Our eXperiences – ROX (Carey Exempted Village Schools & Union Elementary/Middle School) | Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) | After School Program (Wyandot Community Connections, Inc.) | Family Assistance (Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects)

BOLD GOAL 2 PROGRAMS: Jericho House & Taylor House (Alpha 12 Step) | Disaster Cycle Services & Home Fire Preparedness (American Red Cross) | Emergency Food & Utility Assistance (Cooperative Christian Services of Galion) | Home-Delivered & Congregate Meals (Crawford County Council on Aging) | Retired Senior Volunteer Program (Family & Community Services, Inc.) | Food Pantry & Senior Boxes (C.A.M.P.) | Shelter & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence (Turning Point) | Housing Crisis Programs (Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission) | New Washington Community Programs (St. John’s Lutheran Church) | Homebuyer U (Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity) | Keeping Kids in School (Legal Aid Society of Columbus) | Meals-on-Wheels & Congregate Dining Center (LifeCare Alliance) | Marion County Victim Assistance Program | Marion Shelter Program | Mobile Meals of Marion County | Marion Housing Coalition | West Hicks St. Neighborhood Revitalization (Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity) | Strong Community Suite of Programs (Open Door Resource Center)

BOLD GOAL 3 PROGRAMS: Crawford Works | GEAR Up (Marion City Schools) | Job Readiness Programs (Marion Goodwill Industries) | Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (Marion Matters) | Pay It Forward (The Ohio State University – Marion) | Community Opportunity (Wyandot County Office of Economic Development)

See Our 2020 Community Partners in Crawford County
See Our 2020 Community Partners in Marion County
See Our 2020 Community Partners in Wyandot County
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Collective community impact is at the forefront of our work at United Way of North Central Ohio. Contributions to United Way are invested in local community partners who undergo a rigorous annual application process and report progress throughout the funding cycle. This Results Based Accountability (RBA) approach asks our partners to answer: How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone better off? This gives us the data we need to ensure we are investing your donor dollars in a way that makes the largest and most lasting collective impact on our communities. Read more about how your donor dollars lead to change here.

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