Mobile Meals set to re-start services for area residents

Mobile Meals will be resuming meal delivery service on Monday, March 5, 2018 to Marion County residents, according to Executive Director Dee Mackall. The re-opening of Mobile Meals comes after a location became available in January. Mobile Meals will now operate out of Ohio Heartland Community Action Center on Bellefontaine Avenue. Mobile Meals, a United […]

Following over 40 years of service, Mobile Meals to close

After forty-four years serving the residents of Marion and Marion County, Mobile Meals will close at the end of October. Their last delivery will be Friday, October 27, 2017. According to Dee Mackall, Executive Director, the decision to close Mobile Meals was impacted by several factors including other meal delivery programs now available to local […]

Pay It Forward named United Way Community Partner of the Year

The United Way of Marion County awarded The Ohio State University at Marion’s Pay It Forward Program with its Community Partner Award at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Celebration, held Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Through Pay It Forward, students in Ohio State Marion English courses learn about the needs in Marion County, but also go […]

United Way opens 2017 funding cycle

United Way of Marion County announced today that they will be accepting applications for program funding for the 2018 calendar year.  Programs must demonstrate that they are able to measurably impact specific Marion County indicators in the following categories: Education – Helping Children and Youth Reach Their Potential through Education Income – Promoting Financial Stability […]

Community Foundation, United Way came together for Giving Tuesday effort

Last Tuesday, November 29, 2016, was a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. Locally, Marion Community Foundation and United Way of Marion County partnered to raise funds, to the tune of $5,228. The partnership between the two organizations sought to increase support for United Way in two ways—long-term via gifts to the United […]

Let’s Read 20 joins national effort to break reading record

The Let’s Read 20 Community Reading Initiative invites community participation in the world’s largest annual shared reading experience on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The event, named Read for the Record (RFTR), is held annually and organized by Jumpstart, a national organization focused on promoting early childhood education thru quality preschool programming leading to kindergarten readiness. […]

United Way’s 2016 campaign to focus on people right here at home

The United Way of Marion County’s annual campaign is set to kick off on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the OhioHealth Marion General Hospital. The celebration is in conjunction with the Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and will begin at 5:00 pm, with a brief presentation at 5:30 pm. This year’s emphasis is […]

Let’s Eat, Let’s Read program kicking off with summer meal program

United Way and Let’s Read 20 are partnering with the Marion City Schools Summer Meal Program to help prevent learning loss during the summer. On average, students who don’t engage in summer learning lose the equivalent of two months’ worth of grade-level math and reading skills, according to the National Center for Summer Learning at […]

“Day of Action” planned to create care packs for infants in crisis

United Way of Marion County is teaming up with organizations and local businesses for this year’s United Way Day of Action on June 21, 2016. They are asking Marion County residents to help collect baby items for Care Packs that will be filled and given to infants and toddlers in crisis situations. These children are […]

Area residents asked to “Stamp Out Hunger” this weekend

United Way is teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and local food pantries for this year’s Stamp Out Hunger event on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. This marks the 24th anniversary of one of America’s days of giving. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a […]