Welcome to the United Way of Van Wert County
Celebrating 97 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.
2019-2020 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN IS GOING STRONG!
“CHANGE FOR A CHANGE”
#BeTheChange is the battle cry for the 2020 campaign. In early September, a brand new event, “Stuff The Truck” helped jump-start the food drive. A friendly competition was held between the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department and the Van Wert Fire Department. Our local food pantries were the real winners as the Sheriff’s Department collected 2,639 items and the Fire Department collected 1,818 items! The first annual “Chip For Change” kicked off the campaign on September 13th at Hickory Sticks. Over $2,000 was raised to support United Way agencies. 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!
Many business campaigns are wrapping up and that has pushed us to 49% of our goal this year! Thanks to everyone who has pledged and donated. 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. And there’s still lots more to come. Rivals United – Crestview vs. Lincolnview – is back February 6th and 7th…Cupcake Wars returns to Wassenberg Art Center on February 28th and you can look forward to another Fiesta Fun Friday on May 3rd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us at the office at 136 E. Main Street, Van Wert. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your support, together we can LIVE UNITED!
2018-2019 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN SETS ALL-TIME RECORD
WITH CAMPAIGN TOTAL OF $513,762!
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 this is the largest campaign goal we have met. It has been a privilege to work with an amazing board, caring community and great individuals that give unconditionally”.