Over 150 Local Kids Benefit from School Supply Collection

Dan DeVille, First Energy Representative, dropping off items collected by the employees at FirstEnergy.As a strategy in their Education initiative, the United Way of Marion County and its partner agency Heart of Ohio Mentoring recently collected more than 2,000 back-to-school supplies through its second annual “Stuff the Bus” community campaign. The supplies were passed on to the NAACP and Marion Rec Center for distribution to more than 150 local children.

United Way Give UPS Big Thank You for Service

This summer, UPS and its employees and retirees will reach the exceptional milestone of $1 billion in total contributions to United Way since the company began its annual workplace campaigns in 1982. To show appreciation, United Way is leveraging traditional and social media across the country to thank UPS drivers during the week of August 2-6.

City Schools, United Way are Preparing Kids for School

While school is out, for 140 kids entering kindergarten this fall, their school experience begins soon. Those students are part of the three week Kindergarten Readiness summer program funded by United Way of Marion County.

“Stuff The Bus” With School Supplies For Local Kids

Heart of Ohio Mentoring, the NAACP, and United Way are teaming up for Stuff the Bus May 17th through June 18th. Together, they are asking Marion County residents to help stuff busses full of school supplies to help children in Marion County start the next school year ready to learn.

United Way Asking For Community Input

The United Way of Marion County is asking the community for their input in to what you feel is important for the people of Marion.

The survey questions include: What matters most to you? Helping kids get the education they need? Giving families the tools they need to be successful? Ensuring people have the basics like food and shelter?

To take the survey, click here.