2024 Matching Gift Challenge

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At United Way of Portage County, we're on a mission to uplift and empower our community.

While we face challenges, we know that, together, we can overcome them. Your donation to United Way of Portage County will be instrumental in funding programs that make a tangible difference in three critical areas: youth education, addressing critical needs, and bolstering public health initiatives.

And right now, every donation you make has an increased impact. Two generous anonymous donors have pledged $15,000 if United Way of Portage County can raise $30,000 in the month of May. 

"The generosity of these anonymous donors is truly inspiring," said Heather Rainone, Director of Development and Marketing for United Way of Portage County. "Their commitment to matching donations underscores the importance of collective action in addressing the most pressing needs in our community. We are immensely grateful for their support and confident that, together with the generosity of our community members, we can meet and exceed this challenge."

Here's how your contribution can make an impact:

  • Youth Education: Every child deserves access to quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances. With your support, we can provide resources and support to students, ensuring they have the tools they need to succeed academically and beyond.
  • Critical Needs: In times of crisis, it's essential to have a safety net for those facing hardship. Your donation will help provide essential services like food assistance, shelter, and emergency relief to individuals and families in need, ensuring that no one is left behind.
  • Public Health: Health is the foundation of a thriving community. By supporting public health initiatives, we can improve access to healthcare, promote wellness and mental health programs, and address pressing health concerns, creating a healthier and more resilient Portage County for all.

But we can't do it alone. We need your help to make a lasting impact in Portage County. Your donation, no matter the size, will directly contribute to building a stronger, more vibrant community for generations to come.

Join us in creating a brighter future for Portage County. Donate and be a part of something truly transformative. Together, we can make a difference!

Here's how to give:

  • Click the button below
  • On our website
  • Text UWPC to 53555
  • Mail a check to: United Way of Portage County, 999 E. Main St. Ravenna, P.O. Box 845, Ravenna, Ohio 44266