Welcome to the United Way of Van Wert County

Celebrating 98 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.


#BeTheChange has been the battle cry for the 2020 campaign.  And we’re making a difference! Our fall activities included Chip For Change, Stuff The Truck  and of course, the Annual Day of Caring.  The 21st annual Day of Caring was held on September 27th with amazing results!  Nearly 50,000 food items were collected and distributed to the Salvation Army, Trinity Friends Church, and the Van Wert Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry!  176 units of blood were donated at the American Red Cross Blood Drive.  Three lives are saved by one unit of blood…so THANK YOU VAN WERT for saving 528 lives!

Eaton/United Way Bag Bingo was held November 9th at the Council on Aging…and a SOLD OUT crowd had a great time while raising nearly $15,000 for the United Way.  Rivals United – Crestview vs. Lincolnview – was a big success again this year as they joined forces to raise over $28,000 for our agencies!  The 2nd Annual Cupcake Wars, sponsored by Van Wert Manor, returned to Wassenberg Art Center on February 28th and was another big hit, with Buckeye Y Youth coming out on top!  Due to the Covid-19 National Health Emergency, our Fiesta Fun Friday fundraiser scheduled for May 1st, had to be cancelled.

Many business campaigns have wrapped up and that has pushed us to $489,753 or 97% of our goal this year!  Thanks to everyone who has pledged and donated.  If you haven’t had the chance to donate yet, any contributions received before June 30, 2020 will help support our partner agencies in the upcoming year.

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 director@uwvwco.org.   You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

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










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