COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES

United Way of North Central Ohio is mobilizing to direct resources and support to the agencies who are tasked with meeting the needs of the community during this COVID19 outbreak and its consequences. Please consider making a donation to the United Way of North Central Ohio’s Community Relief Fund – all donations will be used to support the near- and long-term COVID19 response efforts in our community, and you can designate your donation to be used in Crawford, Marion, or Wyandot.

We’ve added a COVID-19 Response & Resources page to our website to use as a clearinghouse for parents, seniors, and others looking for local information and advice. We’ll be adding information as we receive it, but circumstances are changing continually; please check with individual agencies and organizations to confirm.

Read more about our response to this crisis here.

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COVID19 Resources

Special thanks to these corporate donors for their support of the UWNCO CRF!

We appreciate the generosity of this community. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported local response to the COVID-19 pandemic with donations to the United Way of North Central Ohio Community Relief Fund. Read more about how your gifts are being used here.

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.

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

Our United Way fights for early childhood literacy, positive mentorship opportunities, and higher graduation rates.

Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods

Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods

Our United Way advocates for safe and affordable housing, increased quality of life, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Our United Way supports leadership and workforce development programs that create sustainable employment and forge the path to self-sufficiency.

More about bold goals

Featured Partners

St. Joe’s Teen Zone

Community Counseling Services

Galion St. Joe’s Teen Zone provides an afterschool environment for students that includes activities and games as well as test prep and homework help. United Way of North Central Ohio supports Community Counseling Services in their development of an adventure and play-based curriculum for Teen Zone that emphasizes emotions, self-esteem and character building, and social skills.

Tel.419.562.2000

Home Delivered Nutrition

Crawford County Council on Aging

The CCCOA Home Delivered Nutrition program provides the delivery of nutritious and safe meals to eligible consumers in a home setting for the purpose of sustaining or improving consumer health. The program also provides participants with regular opportunities for face-to-face contact and conversation, and referral to more services if needed.

Tel.419.562.3050

Mobile Learning Labs

YWCA of Northwest Ohio

United Way supports the Mobile Learning Labs operated by YWCA of Northwest Ohio. The Mobile Learning Lab program is designed to improve kindergarten readiness by providing activities that engage families and children while developing early learning skills.

Tel.419.241.3235

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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With generous support from our community, United Way of North Central Ohio funds more than 50 programs and initiatives for our non-profit partners serving the populations of Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties. #LiveUnited Learn more at https://unitedwaynco.org/.
Get your At-Home Storytime Kit from Bucyrus Public Library! So many great stories and activities to choose from - work your way through them all with the kids this summer!
#LiveUnited
The US Census is hiring in Crawford County! These well-paid temporary jobs in the community are a great opportunity if you are out of work or looking for part-time employment. Apply at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html or text JOBS2020 to 313131. #2020Census #CrawfordCounts #GetCounted
Our (remote) offices are closed today in recognition of Memorial Day. Please take time today - and every day -  to remember and honor all those who have served and sacrificed for us.
In April, United Way of North Central Ohios governing board of directors said a sad goodbye to Dr. Jackie Quach of OhioHealth Physician Group in Marion as she finished her last of two terms serving with us. Dr. Jackies work with United Way began with her enthusiastic support for Lets Read 20 - a program United Way NCO is proud to help fund in Marion County. Read more about Dr. Jackies committment to United Way here: https://bit.ly/36nkXg1 and follow Lets Read 20 for more great info on how reading can Beat the COVID-19 Slide! #LiveUnited #BoldGoal1
Its Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year more than ever its essential to demonstrate how much our community cares. If you know someone who is hurting, reach out and check in. If you are strugging, please know that there is help waiting for you. Call United Ways 2-1-1 helpline or the Ohio COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616 for 24/7 assistance. Visit http://ow.ly/Gmwh50zMdEE for more resources. 💙💙💙
Crawford County Council on Aging is offering a Grab & Go meal pickup option for seniors! Call 419-562-3050 for information.
Worried about loved ones who are sheltering alone? Or are you staying home for your health but missing contact with others? Ohio residents who are 60 or older can sign up for daily check-ins by phone, complete with information on additional services and support. Check out the Staying Connected program from the Ohio Department of Aging and sign up for the free service! #BetterTogether
Check out the Partner Spotlight shoutout to Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC in this months United Way of Crawford County newsletter: https://conta.cc/2zJp1Lh ! #LiveUnited #FeedTheFuture #BoldGoal1
Many thanks to the National Christian Foundation for a generous donation, made possible by Hord Family Farms, to United Way of North Central Ohios Community Relief Fund! The CRF is providing childcare for essential workers, PPE and supplies for healthcare workers, emergency food and shelter for the newly unemployed, and more. We will continue to distribute money until the fund is depleted; 100% of donations go to COVID-19 response and relief in our community. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/UFmR50zGdm6
United Ways 2-1-1 Help Center provides free 24/7 information and referral access, connecting callers with mental health services, emergency food and housing, veterans services, health care, and more. If you are struggling and need to find help, dial 2-1-1 and get connected now.
Ohio 4-H Camp staffers have found a way to offer a virtual experience thats . . . pretty darn close to summer camp! Sign up now for Camp...ish!
Non-profit organizations are working tirelessly across the region to ensure that families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic hardship, as well as those who were strugging pre-COVID, have the food they need. United Way of North Central Ohio is proud to help fund those efforts through our Community Relief Fund. Text COMMUNITYRELIEF to 41444 to give now, or visit https://bit.ly/2LodrYw to learn more.

Whoo-hoo! It's like a dream come true - curbside service at Bucyrus Public Library beginning next Monday!On Monday May 18, 2020 the Bucyrus Public Library will begin our first phase of reopening. During this phase the building will not be accessible to the public. You may begin returning your items, fine free, during this time in the book drops only. We will be offering curbside delivery Monday -Friday 10-6:00 and Saturday 10-2:00. You may choose one of 3 options for placing items on hold.

1. You can call us at 419-562-7327 and a staff member will assist you.
2. Email us with your requests at info@bucyruslibrary.org
3. Visit our online library 24/7 at www.bucyruslibrary.org and place holds through your library account at https://bucyrus.cool-cat.org/eg/opac/login or on the COOL Libraries app. This video explains how to place holds yourself: https://facebook.com/bucyruspubliclibrary/posts/…;

We will call you when your holds are ready. Please make sure your contact information is up to date when you call or email to make your request. To request a new library card, please visit
https://bucyrus.cool-cat.org/eg/opac/register

There will be a pickup area set up at the front of the library for your convenience.

We are eager to reopen and are working on a plan to do so safely. Thank you for your patience.

Stay healthy!
Stephanie Buchanan
Director, Bucyrus Public Library

Curbside Pickup FAQs:

Patrons are allowed to put any and all of our materials in the book drops. Items returned will be quarantined for 72 hours, disinfected, and then checked in. After returning an item it will still be on your card for a few days.

No donations will be taken at this time.

We are not worried about your fines right now; you shouldn’t worry either!

Our phones are not always working properly, and we apologize for that. If you’re not able to reach us by phone, please contact us by email at info@bucyruslibrary.org, by Facebook message, or through online chat on our website, www.bucyruslibrary.org. We are happy to help!
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Whoo-hoo! Its like a dream come true - curbside service at Bucyrus Public Library beginning next Monday!
Congratulations to all of the remarkable college and high school graduates across the region! The day youve worked so hard for may not look the way you had hoped, but please know how very proud our community is of you! 💙#BetterTogether
So glad to see this valued United Way of North Central Ohio partner reopening!
Happy Mothers Day from United Way! ❤️
Its National Nurses Week, and wed like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the nurses who impact lives in our community every day! #thankanurse #NursesWeek #InThisTogetherOhio

Dutchtown Farmers Market opens for their season today, with appropriate social distancing measures in place. This market in New Washington provides a great weekly opportunity for families in the northern end of the county to grab fresh fruit and veggies, especially with this year's addition of Holthouse Farms as a regular vendor. United Way of Crawford County is happy to have helped fund the building of the pavilion at St John's Lutheran Church, New Washington, Ohio where the market is hosted. #BoldGoal2 #freshandlocalSECOND YEAR OF MARKET TO INCLUDE HOLTHOUSE FARMS

You don’t need to go out of town to do your shopping! Get a variety of vegetables and fruits from HOLTHOUSE FARMS!!!

The following vendors are returning to the market and have offered to take preorders so your items will be ready for you when you arrive at the market:

Bazinga Kettle Corn 567-224-0958
Beebe’s Bees (honey) 419-569-1405
Beth Hass & Mark Heydinger (noodles, jelly, etc.) 419-681-1329
Beulah Land Homestead Farm (variety of items) 567-250-3464
Colleen’s Creations (fried pies) 419-569-7518
Marci Teynor Baking (pies & cookies) 419-492-2720
Raders Homemade Ice Cream 419-492-0005

Perfection Landscape & Greenhouse (plants & flowers) and Green Patch Growers (plants) will also be returning to the market.

The 2020 season of the Dutchtown Farmers Market will begin on May 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington. The market will be held rain or shine, every Thursday through September 24 at our new hours of 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The list of essential services in Ohio’s stay-at-home order includes all aspects of the food production supply chain including Farmers Markets. All vendor home produced items will be prepacked and handed directly to the customer. Non-essential items such as crafts, will not be at the market at this time. Until further notice, St. John’s Lunch Stand will not be serving food.

Customers are asked to observe social distancing measures of six feet apart while shopping or waiting in line. There will be increased space between vendors. Wipes or sanitizer will be provided at each vendor booth as well as the shelter house.

If you wish to be a vendor or have questions, please call Janell at 419-492-2477. Insurance or signing a waiver is required.

For updated information about the market, check out the Dutchtown Farmers Market Facebook page and our new Web Page (dutchtownfarmersmarket.com)
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Dutchtown Farmers Market opens for their season today, with appropriate social distancing measures in place. This market in New Washington provides a great weekly opportunity for families in the northern end of the county to  grab fresh fruit and veggies, especially with this years addition of Holthouse Farms as a regular vendor. United Way of Crawford County is happy to have helped fund the building of the pavilion at St Johns Lutheran Church, New Washington, Ohio where the market is hosted. #BoldGoal2 #freshandlocal

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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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