Big Problems Call for Bold Goals

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

Our United Way of Wyandot 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

Ruling Our eXperiences

Carey Exempted Village Schools

The Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program is implemented for middle school and high school girls at Carey EVSD. The program works to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.

Tel.419.396.7922

Neighborhood Impact Unit

Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity

The Neighborhood Impact Unit offers support to both new and existing Habitat for Humanity programs for low-income homeowners/homebuyers in target affordable neighborhoods. Program products include new construction, rehabs, deconstruction, and major exterior home repair.

Tel.740.383.2007

Community Opportunity

Wyandot County Office of Economic Development

Community Opportunity is a county-wide workforce development and talent retention tool, which provides a program creating communication and collaboration between local high school youth, educational institutions, and businesses to enhance local career exploration and awareness, and the retention of viable local talent.

Tel.419.294.6404

Wyandot Allocation Committee

Comprised of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse range of community organizations, the Wyandot 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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United Way Resource Development Coordinator Pam Morral meets with Woven Yoga owner Michele Minehart to receive the donations from Micheles Gratitude Yoga class. Read more about Michele and Gratitude Yoga here: https://unitedwaynco.org/wyandot-county/gratitude-yoga/

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We’re proud to help fund Community Opportunity in Wyandot County! Be sure to check out this awesome resource for local career opportunities, made possible by the Crawford Partnership and Wyandot County Office of Economic Development. #bettertogether“Essentially, we hope to identify careers that are of interest to students and let them know that what they are looking for might just be in their own backyard.”

- Greg Moon, Executive Director of the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development

Across the nation, Americans are enjoying record-low unemployment numbers. Ohio’s unemployment rate, currently at 4.2%, is just slightly higher than the national number of 3.7%, but job seekers here still find themselves in a very advantageous position. For Greg Moon, Executive Director of the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development, helping employers and potential job seekers align their interests is a primary goal. To that end, his office partnered with the Crawford Partnership—Crawford County’s economic development organization—to research platforms that might be available to help with local workforce development plans. Their combined efforts resulted in the creation in January of 2018 of communityopportunity.com.

“The main objective of the platform,” Greg explains, “is to connect our local youth with local career and employment opportunities, before they move on to post-secondary education and training. Essentially, we hope to identify careers that are of interest to students and let them know that what they are looking for might just be in their own backyard. We call it a workforce development initiative—but really the primary objective is for it to be a talent retention tool.”

Staff from Greg’s office and from the Crawford Partnership have been diligent in familiarizing local high school students and administrators with the communityopportunity.com platform. “We’ve been engaging with superintendents and guidance counselors to make them aware of this tool,” Greg says. “Just as important, though, we actually go into different classrooms and assemblies and Career Fairs, and we walk students through what the system is. We help students create their own profiles—all high school students in Wyandot and Crawford counties are eligible to sign up. When they create their profile, they’re basically creating a resume that details what their interests are, applicable coursework they’ve completed, and if they’re willing to be contacted directly by businesses with available employment opportunities.”

Greg explains that businesses can also access the site to develop their own personalized pages, where they can create a description of their companies, upload informational videos, and post current job opportunities, all of which is free to all Wyandot and Crawford County employers. Since the beginning of 2018, over 160 businesses have created profiles in the system, and there are currently close to 1,800 student profiles. Over 2,000 people or businesses engage with the website every month.

Greg is quick to point out that communityopportunity.com is not just for students, however. “The other target market for the website is just your general job seeker, so anybody can go to the website, create a profile, and upload a resume.” He continues, “Job seekers can specify their areas of interest, and every time a new job is posted within that area of interest, they will receive an email notification.” Greg hopes that continued efforts to raise awareness about the website among non-student job seekers will help employers in both counties quickly fill the more than 150 job opportunities currently listed.

Employers, students, and job seekers are encouraged to visit www.communityopportunity.com for more information about potential job opportunities and to create a profile and upload a resume.
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We’re proud to help fund Community Opportunity in Wyandot County! Be sure to check out this awesome resource for local career opportunities, made possible by the Crawford Partnership and Wyandot County Office of Economic Development. #bettertogether
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Todays spotlight is on Steve Washburn! Soon to retire from Nucor Steel Marion, Steve is a valued member of our United Way of Wyandot County Advisory Council. He appreciates the opportunity his service on the Advisory Council provides to work with individuals from a wide variety of local businesses while making a difference in the community.
Meet United Way of Wyandot County Advisory Council member Jessica Moon! Newly appointed to the Council, Jessica is an attorney at Roth and Bacon Attorneys at Law, LLC.
Dont miss The First Citizens National Bank Fancy Bake Sale today! 🍪 All proceeds benefit United Way and our community partners in Wyandot County. ❤️ #liveunited
The United Way of Wyandot County Advisory Council is made up of members of the local community who advocate on our behalf. The Council helps with United Way events, including our annual investment campaign, and their unique knowledge and experience of Wyandot County helps direct our efforts and resources. The governing board of directors for United Way of North Central Ohio includes representatives from the Advisory Councils of each of the three counties served - Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot. Stay tuned as we spotlight the newest members of our United Way of Wyandot County Advisory Council!
ICYMI: Check out our November news & updates: https://conta.cc/2QSukyv! #liveunited
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 https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO.

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
We are proud to have Marty on our Advisory Council in Wyandot! Thanks to Marty for his work in the community and support of our United Way. 🧡 #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 http://ow.ly/B61050xk2PH 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
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
As we honor our countrys veterans this week, we recognize the difficulties faced by some of these returning and aging heroes. United Way NCOs partners are working each day in Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot counties to ensure that every individual has access to the services they need, including safe affordable housing and mental health care. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether
Amber and Leslie are in the Halloween spirit today to judge Ohio Mutual Insurance Groups annual Hall-o-Theme contest. 👩‍⚖️ From our staff to yours, we wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween! 🎃👻 #liveunited
Having a great time at the Bucyrus vs. Upper Sandusky game tonight for United Way Awareness Night! Go Rams! 🏈 #liveunited

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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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