Thank you to all who supported #GivingTuesday this year!
Your generosity on Giving Tuesday and throughout the year is truly appreciated by United Way of Portage County! Without kind partners like you, our work would not be possible!
Please see how your donations create change and make an impact in our community below as the Center of Hope, Children's Advocacy Center and Miller Community House share the work they are doing and how United Way of Portage County helps to ensure that work is possible.
Center of Hope Story of Impact
Children's Advocacy Center Story of Impact
Miller Community House Story of Impact
Thank you for supporting #GivingTuesday and United Way this year!
You have joined the ranks of thousands of United Way of Portage County as a donor.
See reasons others choose support United Way of Portage County on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year, just as you did:
Rich's Reason: “I choose to support and donate to United Way, Portage County because of my love for this area. Having worked in Garrettsville for many years, and also living in Portage County, I appreciate the blessings our family has received and the fellowship shared among those in our communities. These feelings only grow stronger during this season of Thanksgiving. Because of tragedies in our country and the world, it is sometime easy to overlook the hardships suffered by families in our own backyard. This includes the basic necessities of life: food, clothing, shelter, etc. By giving to United Way of Portage County, we can all make a tangible difference for those less fortunate, as contributions go directly to affiliate organizations in our area."
Tom's Reason: First and foremost, my contributions to United Way make a difference in the quality of life within this community. By myself, I do not have the ability to reach the depth and breadth of impact this organization has. By combining my gifts with those of many others, real impact can be generated. Over time, the needs of a particular community change and United Way of Portage County does a great job of accessing the core needs at various points in time. They are flexible and can allocate resources to those changing and most critical needs.
Rick's Reason: I was recruited by the President of our Bank almost 40 years ago to get involved with United Way because he believed so passionately in it. Involvement was strongly encouraged. One of my very first exposures to the programming was volunteering to help deliver mobile meals. Oh my gosh, the first person I visited was a lady in her 90’s and although we were delivering food that was not the reason for her excitement. The excitement was that she had someone to talk to because she so looked forward to having someone come to her home. I was in tears when I had to say “Goodbye”. I have been donating to UW for over 40 years, because I will remember that visit for the rest of my life.