Community Campaign

Collective community impact is at the forefront of our work at United Way of North Central Ohio. Community 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.

Together, we will overcome our current health and economic crisis and will rebuild to a “new normal” in which our community is more resilient and provides equitable opportunities for every resident. We invite you to support your community through a gift to United Way and urge you to advocate for impact by sharing our mission with family and friends. Together, we can make real changes in the lives of real families in north central Ohio.

Live United: Workplace Campaign

A 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.

Community & Workplace Campaign Toolkit

We appreciate the efforts of local businesses, individuals, and organizations in supporting and administering United Way Community & Workplace Campaigns and are committed to doing everything we can to support each Campaign Coordinator based on the individual needs of their campaign. 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 Community & Workplace Campaign

2020 Funded Community Partners

Big Problems Call for Bold Goals

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

Our United Way of Marion 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.
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Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. Today our country celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a National Day of Service. What impact can you make locally? Weve compiled a list of ways you can continue MLKs work for equity and human rights here in our community: unitedwaynco.org/nco/ways-to-work-for-equity-on-mlk-day.  #LiveUnited #BetterTogether
Ohioans age 80 and older are the first group available for vaccinations under Phase 1B, with other age groups to follow. The Ohio Department of Health has a new tool on their website that allows you to search for a COVID-19 vaccine provider by name, county or zip code: vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/. The public health departments in our community are also doing a great job updating vaccine information as they have it - Crawford County Public Health, Marion Public Health, & Wyandot County Public Health. PLEASE be patient with all of our health care workers, providers, and schedulers! They are working very hard to make sure the vaccine gets to everyone who wants it as quickly as possible.
Today is Dr. Kings birthday - well mark his life and his work on Monday with a federal holiday and a National Day of Service. Weve compiled a list of ways you can honor MLKs legacy and continue his work for equity and human rights here in our community - check it out here: unitedwaynco.org/nco/ways-to-work-for-equity-on-mlk-day and get started. #LiveUnited #BetterTogether
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available in the community, its important that everyone is aware of scams related to the vaccine rollout! No one legitimate will ask you to pay to be on a vaccine list or to move to the head of the list, and no one will call you about the vaccine and ask for personal and banking info. Learn more about keeping your information safe here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog. #LiveUnited

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We support your local efforts to help people in our community.

On January 18, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a National Day of Service. Taking action looks different during a pandemic, but there are still many ways you can bring light to the darkness and fight for equity and justice. Take some time to talk to a child in your life about race - we have some great book suggestions to get the conversation started here: https://unitedwaynco.org/nco/ways-to-work-for-equity-on-mlk-day/. #LiveUnited
One donation to United Way of North Central Ohio helps support more than 40 partners and projects in Marion, Crawford, & Wyandot counties who are feeding hungry families, helping sick and elderly residents, providing safe warm housing for people in crisis, teaching children, counseling and assisting unemployed individuals, and so much more. A gift to United Way is the best way to help the most people. unitedwaynco.org/donate-now/
Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and keep from spreading germs to others. Lather up, scrub for at least 20 seconds, and help our community stay safe! #LiveUnited
Linda Cooper from OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus delivers the proceeds of a raffle the MMC staff held to benefit United Way of North Central Ohio! Our Resource Development Director Leslie Schneider was happy to accept the donation - thank you very much to Linda and her generous coworkers at OhioHealth! 💙 #LiveUnited
Walmart is supporting your local United Way by giving shoppers the opportunity to round-up their purchases to the nearest 💲 and donate the change. Round-up is available on walmart.com/
 and the Walmart app through January 29.
Hate wont win. United is the way forward. #LiveUnited

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“Better to Light one Candle, than to Curse the Darkness!”

The isolation of the current public health crisis can increase the risk for victims of domestic violence and abuse. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, there is help. Our Community Partners at Turning Point are available 24 hours a day at 800-232-6505. You can also reach help by texting TPHELP to 20121. Their services are free and confidential. #BoldGoal2 #LiveUnited

Make some time this evening to learn more about Marion Dreamkeepers and their plans to empower and support young people working for racial justice in Marion County! #LiveUnited ... See MoreSee Less

When you donate to United Way of North Central Ohio serving Marion, Crawford, & Wyandot, your gift funds more than 40 partners working to provide safety net services and emergency relief to neighbors and friends in our community. United Way is the one place your donation can impact EVERY member of the community. Its the best way to help the most people. Visit https://unitedwaynco.org/give/ to help now.
Congratulations to Virginia Hammontree and Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC for being selected as the 2020 Organization of the Year by the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce! 🎉Bucyrus Backpack greatly increased its visibility this year, expanding from serving only Bucyrus schools to make sure that food-insecure students at Colonel Crawford, Wynford, and Fairway Preschool also go home on the weekends with nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals. The organization also scrambled to help fill the hunger gap created by uncertain school schedules during the pandemic, and helped coordinate local food pantry distributions from Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. We are so proud of this United Way Community Partner, and appreciate the dedication of Virginia and her volunteers. #BoldGoal1 #LiveUnited

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Congratulations Virginia...and thank you!! 🎉🙏

Congratulations, Virginia!

Yay!! Proud to partner with this awesome organization! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

So glad to be a part of this great organization!

The first batch of 2021 babies in Marion County will get a great start on a lifetime of reading, thanks to our Community Partners at Lets Read 20 and their Book & Bib program! #BoldGoal1

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Your support means the world to us and the children of our county!

Let's Read 20 ! 🍎

As we continue to provide emergency relief and pandemic recovery assistance into 2021, we know that the new year still presents significant challenges and uncertainty. But it also gives us the chance to work together to build a better future - one that includes opportunity for every person in our community. #LiveUnited unitedwaynco.org/give/
Lets keep our community safe. Wear a mask and keep your distance. #LiveUnited

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