United Way calls first Bowl for Marion a success

United Way partnered with Bluefusion Entertainment to host the First Annual Bowl for Marion on Saturday, April 16, 2016. More than 70 bowlers, 12 companies, and 19 teams took part in raising money for the 2016 Campaign. Over $1,700 was raised in an effort to support our 18 partner agencies and 32 local programs. “We […]

Public forum to focus on the role of family in addition recovery

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, nationally recognized authors and speakers Debra and Jeff Jay will be in Marion to talk about the critical role of family in recovery. The Jays are both treatment and intervention specialists and they understand that treatment is a vital step in the recovery process for addicts. Their community presentation at […]

Marion schools and agencies participating in Read Across America

United Way of Marion County, Let’s Read 20 and other community partners are coming together on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 with thousands of others across the country to shine a light on literacy across  America. “Open a Book. Spread the Word. Make an Impact.” This is an initiative that brings the power of volunteers together […]

United Way set to start 2017 funding cycle

United Way of Marion County has announced that they will be accepting applications for program funding for the 2017 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 […]

Marion Young Professionals makes move to United Way

Marion Young Professionals (MYP) is moving, and they have found a new home with United Way of Marion County. MYP was formed in 2010 by a group of local young professionals as a means of creating opportunities to develop socially, professionally and civically while making Marion a better place to live, work and play. In […]

Local groups to participate in Read Across the Globe event

United Way of Marion County, Let’s Read 20 and other community partners will come together on Monday, October 19, 2015 with thousands of others to shine a light on literacy across the world. With the theme of “Open a Book. Spread the Word. Make an Impact.”, this is an initiative that brings the power of […]

United Way kicks of 2015 fundraising campaign for Marion initiatives

United Way of Marion County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Marion Area Chamber’s Business After Hours Event, which was held at The Ohio State University Marion in the Guthery Room (1461 Mount Vernon Avenue). “Each year we plan a kick-off event with a community partner,” […]

Touch-A-Truck and help provide school supplies to kids in need

A backpack filled with notebooks, pencils, pens, and erasers are just ordinary school supplies to most kids, but to some children those few items can be the critical difference between fitting in and feeling different. United Way, Scioto Shoe Mart and many other area businesses are teaming up to make sure our local children have […]

Community urged to “Stuff The Bus” with books and school supplies

United Way of Marion County is teaming up with organizations and local businesses for this year’s Stuff the Bus Book & Supply Drive through June 15, 2015. Working together, they are asking Marion County residents to help stuff buses full of new and like-new books, as well as school supplies, to help children in Marion […]

Letter Carriers set for annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday

Local postal workers will be collecting more than the mail on Saturday, May 9, 2015 as they partner with United Way of Marion County to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.” This annual effort has become the largest single-day food drive in the nation’s history, resulting […]