Big Problems Call for Bold Goals

It is not about short-term charity, it is about lasting change.

Our United Way of Crawford County is committed to tackling the root causes of our community’s most challenging problems, implementing and supporting innovative strategies and ambitious visions of our future. Our Bold Goals are a collective vision for making our region stronger for everyone who calls it home.

Featured Partners

Music, Movement, & More

Bucyrus Public Library

Early experiences with movement and music help set children up for success in school and life. The Music, Movement, & More program at Bucyrus Public Library allows children to experience the joy of music while practicing physical skills, increasing awareness of literacy and language development, and encouraging social-emotional skills. United Way of NCO partners with Bucyrus Public Library in their efforts to improve early childhood development.


Food Assistance

Crestline Assistance & Ministries Program

Supported by United Way of North Central Ohio, the Food Assistance program administered by Crestline Assistance & Ministries Program works to reduce food insecurity by distributing food free of charge on the third Saturday of every month to Crawford County residents in need.


Crawford Works

Crawford Works

United Way supports Crawford Works in their mission to partner with all willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through sustained employment.


Crawford Allocation Committee

Comprised of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse range of community organizations, the Crawford Allocation Committee is an integral component of our application and allocation process, helping to determine United Way funded partners and programs each year. The committee members review all funding applications, meet to discuss and evaluate applications, and recommend programs and funding amounts to the United Way Governing Board for final approval.

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Thanks to Weir ESCO Bucyrus Blades for having us! 🧡 Nadia Oehler, our resource development manager, presented to all three shifts and talked about the programs we fund in Crawford County. #LiveUnited

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I went with Nadia to the afternoon shift! Loads of fun!

Santas elves have been so busy! Children visiting Santa at his Galion Santa House will each receive a book to take home, thanks to the work of the elves at Crawford Reads 20!
Bucyrus Public Library is giving you a second chance to experience the Holiday Storywalk! Read through the pages of The Polar Express inside the library and finish up with a special gift!
Children who visit Santa during his hours at the Bucyrus Kiwanis Club Santa House in Schines Art Park will each receive a book to take home, courtesy of Crawford Reads 20!
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Thanks so much to the generous staff at Richland Newhope Industries (RNI) for supporting United Way of Crawford County! Penny Drives are a fun way to #liveunited!
Join us for the Polar Express Storywalk at Winter Wonderfest in downtown Bucyrus! The storywalk starts at the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival Office and ends at the Bucyrus Public Library. ❄️ Finish the walk with cocoa, cookies, and a new book from Crawford Reads 20. #liveunited 🍪📚
We’re excited to be in tonight’s Santa Parade as part of the ongoing festivities at Bucyrus Winter Wonderfest! 🎄❄️ #liveunited
A big THANK YOU to Dostal & Kirk Insurance & Financial Services  for supporting our United Way with another great campaign! In addition to their own support, Dostal & Kirk also secured a matching gift from Mennonite Mutual Insurance. Thank you to the Dostal & Kirk team for Living United! 🧡 #bettertogether
Thanks to Bucyrus Kiwanis Club for having us as a guest speaker at todays meeting! Resource Development Manager Nadia Oehler provided an update on community impact projects, including our Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative. 📚 #liveunited
The Ohio Heartland Community Action Commissions 2019-2020 Winter Crisis Program can provide one-time emergency utility assistance for eligible applicants through March 31, 2020. Applicants must make an appointment via the automated appointment hotline at 1-866-861-6421 or by visiting The line may be busy; please keep trying. Get more info and check eligibility requirements here:
We need volunteer conductors for our Polar Express Storywalk at Winter Wonderfest this Saturday evening from 5 to 8 pm! Volunteers will assist at each stop on the Storywalk, marking the maps of each of the children who read through the pages of our story. If you have teens who need service hours, this is a fun way for them to complete them; its also a great volunteer opportunity for anyone who enjoys the magic of children & Christmas! Message us here on Facebook for more info. Organized by United Way of Crawford County and Bucyrus Public Library, this mobile learning experience is sponsored by United Ways Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative.
A huge THANK YOU to Crossroads Original Designs for choosing to Live United, and to the community for supporting their 2019 Holiday Open House and United Way Pre-Sale! ❤️

We are so thankful for businesses like Crossroads who make it possible to support programs that improve the health, education, and financial stability of those in our communities! #LiveUnited #bettertogether
This #GivingTuesday, join the Big Give for United Way and give hope this holiday season. 🎁❄️

Make a tax-deductible donation or sign-up to be a fundraiser at

Our United Way supports 45 local organizations that provide life-changing services to individuals and families in Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot County. 

But we cant do it alone...we need your help. A small gift of just $5 directly impacts the lives of those in your community. To live better, we must Live United. ❤️
📌 Friendly reminder: If your business or organization has a campaign packet that needs submitted, please drop it off at our offices or call 740-383-3108 to schedule a time for pick-up. #liveunited
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to our donors, supporters, partners, and friends!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Our offices are closed tomorrow and Friday (Nov. 28 & 29) and will reopen on Monday, December 2. #liveunited
Now through December 31, join the Big Give for United Way! Make a tax-deductible gift or sign-up as a fundraiser to make an impact. 

Text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit to help provide crucial services for families this holiday season. ❤️ #biggive2019

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For many Americans, homelessness may be just one unexpected life event away. United Way serving Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot counties funds community partners who are working to ensure safe, affordable housing and access to emergency shelter for individuals and families at risk of homelessness. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether
Stop by the Crestline Community Center for a warm treat during the cold rain!
Homelessness in our rural communities is not easy to see. The rural homeless dont live on public streets, but in cars, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, and in wooded areas. They are far more likely to live unsheltered than the homeless population in suburbs and cities. United Ways second Bold Goal tasks our funded partners with working to find ways to provide safe and affordable housing, emergency shelter, and health services to all members of the community. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether
Since 2008, the number of homeless public school students in our country has increased by 70 percent. Every day in our community, there are children who have no home of their own to go to after school. United Way and our partners in Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties are working to ensure that these students do not fall through the cracks by providing families with access to emergency housing, utility assistance, and more. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether

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United Way Workplace Campaign

Live United!

The United Way Workplace Campaign unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them. You can see the results in your own backyard, even as you’re part of a larger mission to affect change worldwide.

Employers who participate in workplace campaigns find benefits beyond the immediate impact in the community,  including more engaged employees and an enhanced spirit of corporate volunteerism.

Workplace Campaign Toolkit

We appreciate the efforts of local businesses and organizations in supporting and administering United Way Workplace Campaigns and are committed to doing everything we can to support each Campaign Coordinator based on the individual needs of their workplace. Available support includes interactive in-person training, annual Campaign Coordinator Luncheon, shared guidance and encouragement from experienced Coordinators, employee engagement support, and United Way staff support and marketing materials.

Tools for A Successful Workplace Campaign

Our Commitment to Transparency

In an effort to remain accountable to our investors, United Way of North Central Ohio serving Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot Counties is as transparent as possible with its financial records. Our annual audit is conducted by an independent CPA and is available below along with our annual IRS Tax Form 990. Our most recent Annual Reports to our investors are also archived below. We strive to ensure your investment has maximum impact in our community.

United Way of North Central Ohio continues to meet all twenty Standards for Charitable Accountability established by the Better Business Bureau.

2018 Annual Report
2018 Form 990
2017 Annual Report
2017 Form 990
2016 Annual Report
2016 Form 990
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