Participate in our $10,000 Match Challenge

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A volunteer reads to kindergarteners in Rootstown.

An anonymous donor has offered to donate up to $10,000 to help United Way of Portage County fund its Community Impact partners and projects if the agency is able to raise $20,000 in the month of May. 

“We are thankful for our donor’s generous support,” said Heather Rainone, UWPC Director of Development and Marketing. “We are confident the Portage County community will step up and help us meet the Matching Gift Challenge so we can continue to help our neighbors and support our partner agencies.”

The gift will provide United Way of Portage County with the resources it needs to continue to provide services to the community. With your contributions, UWPC and our partners will be able to assist vulnerable populations, such as seniors, children, and those who need extra help meeting basic needs. Your donation will be used in a number of ways, including:

•    Meal distribution and food pantries
•    Mental health services for children and families
•    Emergency and transitional housing
•    Summer camps and mentoring for kids
•    Referrals and information through the United Way 211 hotline, which is available to everyone
•    Funding books for children through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Portage County

Money raised in Portage County stays in Portage County. By working together, our neighbors and community members can access much-needed support 365 days a year. Your gift to United Way of Portage County strengthens and sustains more than 30 local agencies and programs that provide frontline services, and directly supports the most vulnerable populations in our community. Please donate today to show your support. Donations made to UWPC by May 31 are eligible for matching, including contributions by mail, here on our website and over the phone at 330-297-1424.