Welcome to the United Way of Van Wert County

Celebrating 95 years!!  Established in 1922 to “increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another”, the United Way of Van Wert County contributes to many area non-profit organizations through programs funded by an annual campaign drive… read more.

Day of Caring a Success!

The United Way 2017 Day of Caring event took place on Friday, September 29th.  This annual event, in its 19th year, broke another food collection record, bringing in over 38,000 food items. It consisted of The Salvation Army Food Pantry Food Drive, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, and local business services projects for the United Way agencies. New this year the food was split between The Salvation Army Food Pantry, the Trinity Friends Church food pantry, and the Van Wert Co-Op Ministries Food Pantry.This joint collaboration made the volunteer numbers and food collected numbers an all-time high! The blood drive collected over 180 units of blood also! Our 2018 Day of Caring is already underway. If you would like to be involved you can call the United Way office at 419-238-6689 or email us at unitedway109@gmail.com. Below is a video from the Local Fort Wayne news who covered our amazing event.


United Way Reveals Final Donation Tracker! 

Reaching 100% of the campaign goal of $475,000

Van Wert, OH, May 18, 2017– The United Way of Van Wert County recently revealed their final donation tracker. Over the past year the 2016-17 campaign committee has been working very hard to reach the goal that was set last summer, Van Wert County businesses and residents have participated in United Way events and campaigns raising funds for the 26 agencies supported by United Way.

Vicki Smith, United Way of Van Wert County Executive Director shared, “The ability to reach the goal set, has been a great accomplishment. We can say that this is the 3rd highest campaign goal met in the United Way history since 1955. It has been a privilege to work with an amazing board, caring community and great individuals that give unconditionally”.

Mark Verville, United Way of Van Wert County 2016-17 Campaign Chair shared, “It’s been a rewarding experience to be involved in this year’s campaign. We had great interactions with our business partners, our agencies and our county schools. Thank You to all the United Way Board and committee members who contributed their time to help us reach our goal”.

For more information on giving to the United Way or to volunteer, please contact the United Way of Van Wert County at 419-238-6689 or email at unitedway109@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook to watch the final video reveal.

Thank you for your support, together we can LIVE UNITED!


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