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Now accepting appointments for qualified candidates!

Please dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment

Alternative numbers are:

(330) 263-6363 or (800) 247-9473

Donate Here!

All credit card donations are made through PayPal. United Way does not receive credit card numbers.

If the donor requests ackowledgement, we send a thank you and receipt to the address provided.

We do NOT share any donor information outside our organization.

For questions or concerns, please contact us at 330.683.8181 or email helen.meyers@oauw.org.

2015-16 Citizen Review Committee Process Manual

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

www.imaginationlibrary.com

Do you have a child under 5 in your house?
Do you live in the Orrville, Dalton, Kidron, Marshallville or North Lawrence area?
Then enroll in the Imagination Library and receive free books!

2015 Book List

Campaign Corner

Check here for the latest news and information about our 2015 campaign. Coming soon....

Orrville Area United Way completed the 2014 United Way Worldwide membership requirements.

 

The Orrville Area United Way completed all 2014 reporting requirements for of United Way Worldwide, and has been granted membership in their international organization. Categories reviewed included fiscal responsibility, governance, campaign policies and success, and cultivation of diversity among volunteers.

Michael J. Manges Scholarship

Michael J. Manges was a tireless volunteer for our Orrville Area United Way.  When he was killed in an automobile accident in 1993, friends, family and co-workers sent donations to United Way in his memory.  From 1994 – 2008, two $200 book scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in Orrville and Dalton whose teachers chose them for their volunteerism.

Beginning in 2009, a change was made to the policy by the United Way board of directors.  It is a fitting tribute that a $500 scholarship in Mike’s name is awarded each year to a Wayne College student who is at least a sophomore preparing for a career in social work.

The United Way board continues to fund this award to celebrate the living legacy of a large-hearted man who gave of himself without reserve. 

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Each one counts...each person, each need, and each gift.

140 East Market Street

Orrville, OH  44667

330.683.8181

Our mission is to improve lives by uniting people and resources.

Values and Beliefs:   The Orrville Area United Way believes in the dignity and worth of every individual, the duty of a community to assist its individual citizens, the power of a community to change lives.

Orrville Area United Way respects your privacy.  We do not release donor information.

Did you know February is Love Your Library Month?

 


Dalton Public Library

127 s. Church St., Dalton, OH 44618 Phone: 330-828-8486  


Orrville Public Library

Happy Birthday, OPL!

Orrville Public Library was commissioned in 1925, which means this year marks our 90th anniversary! We have all sorts of family-friendly celebration plans in the works for later this year, so keep an eye on our website, press releases and the newsletter so you won't miss out on all the fun!

Partners Place

Success Stories


2-1-1:

Every day, there are thousands of people who visit or call 2-1-1. Happy ‪#‎211Day‬!

 

Liberty Center Connection:

Action Changes Things (ACT)

ACT is a Liberty Center Connections Support Group for female victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other traumatic experiences.

ACT is a FREE program, offered each month in our headquarters office at 104 Spink St. in Wooster

•Phone:  Kate (330)804-3124 •Email:  click HERE


ABLE/ FLT:

 

ABLE - ADULT BASIC & LITERACY EDUCATION

Enroll now for our Applied Academics class, which is offered at the Wayne County Schools Career Center on Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.  

Call 330-988-1007 to register.


Friendship Meals, Inc.:

A compassionate response to community hunger.
Meals served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Christ United Church of Christ on North Main St., Orrville


People to People Ministries:

Hours of Service:

Monday 9 – 11:30 am and 1 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday 9 am – 12 noon and 1 – 6 pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 12 noon and 1 – 4:30 pm

In-Kind donations may be dropped off in our Donation Drop Off rooms during regular business hours.  
The Clothing Drop Off Room is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 am until 12 noon. 

Clients should be signed in 30 minutes before closing time.
No Financial Assistance can be offered on Fridays.

The following documents are required at each visit:
1. Proof of Wayne County residency for the immediate past 90 days.
2. A Social Security Number (card or official doc) for head of household.
3. Proof of income for entire household for the past 30 days.


Orrville Salvation Army and Maiwurm Service Center:

 

The Salvation Army exists to serve those in need. Whether it's food for the hungry, clothes for the poor, camp for children, medications for the sick or hope for the hopeless... we are always here in the name of God.

 




Arthritis Foundation:

Pain Free Cooking With Arthritis


2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 9, 2015, 8:30am, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. With your donation, we change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. 

The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. PLEASE NOTE- PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT

Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters!

For more help or information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Courtney Durbin at cdurbin@arthritis.org, or call 216.285.2829.
 - See more at: Arthritis Walk Cleveland


Catholic Charities:

New program!

Early Connections is a free helpline to connect pregnant, postpartum women and families with children ages birth to five to social, health and
supportive services.
Our local Referral Specialists will lend a listening ear, help identify your family’s needs, and get you connected to local resources that can help with:
 Accessing programs and services
 Healthy pregnancy and delivery
 Caring for a newborn
 Child development
 Social and Emotional support
 Getting your child ready for Kindergarten
Serving the families of Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne Counties.

Call 2-1-1 and press the“Early Connections” prompt.


Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club:

The Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club fills a critical need.The Club builds character through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude.

Trained professional staff provide adult mentors and role models.Nationally recognized programs help young people succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports, and explore vocational choices.

Most importantly, the Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club shows youngsters that someone cares and wants them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

The Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club is a local organization funded principally by local supporters including the Orrville Area United Way,United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties, fundraisers, grants, and private contributions.

We keep our annual membership and program fees as low as possible. Annual membership fee of $10.00 allows year-round access to the Boys & Girls Club.

We have been providing services to the youth of Wayne County for over 40 years.We serve approximately 1,200 youth from Wayne County.

We are guidance oriented. We emphasize positive values in the relationships members have with each other and with their adult leaders.

Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club
820 N Ella Street
PO Box 17
Orrville OH 44667
Phone: 330.683.4888
Fax: 330.683.3119

 


Girl Scouts

East Wayne Service Unit: More Information 


Need Help? Want to Volunteer?

Wayne Holmes

Click on logo above for 211 website

Dial 211
(or 330-263-6363)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year. 

Get help. Give help.

click here for local volunteer opportunities!

Percy's Place

"Hey! It's me, Percy, for Happy Feet For Kids & Sweet Dreams For Kids!"

(Recipients must live in Orrville, Dalton or Marshallville)

Happy Feet For Kids provides shoes, socks, and winter boots to children and youth from income-eligible families. Each enrolled student is eligible for 2 PayLess Shoes cards per year for 2 pairs of shoes or 1 pair of shoes and 1 pair of winter boots, as well as the chance to pick out awesome new socks provided by donors.

Sweet Dreams For Kids provides new sheets, blankets,pillow cases, and towels to children and youth from income-eligible families. Each enrolled child is eligible for one set of bedding.

Families may contact Orrville Salvation Army at 330-683-3138 for more information. 

"Keep your footsies safe and your nests comfy!"

If you would like to donate to Percy's programs, contact us: 330-683-8181

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Meet Ruby, who always needs “just one more” of just about everything... sound familiar? We hope you enjoy “Just One More” from first-time author Jennifer Hansen Rolli sent to kids turning 2 this year in the US and Canada. 

#‎ReadMore



Ready Set Read Activities

Nursery rhymes are important. Participating in rhyming activities like nursery rhymes stimulates the area of the brain responsible for articulating spoken language. Reading experts believe in the power of nursery rhymes. Mem Fox says in her book, Reading Magic, “Children who know 8 nursery rhymes by heart by age 4 will be among the best readers by the time they are 8.” Nursery Rhymes build brain power!
Beginning on Wednesday of this week (March 20th), I will be sharing some of my favorite nursery rhymes to use in the spring time and nursery rhymes to use around Easter. Many of the most loved rhymes fit nicely with some of the themes of spring– like eggs, lambs, baskets, etc. This will be a 5 day series. I will link all 5 posts to this page as I finish them so you can access them.

Events

Event List
Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Trinity United Methodist Church

1556 Rex Drive, Orrville

5:00-7:00 pm

Adults: $7.50 pre-sale ($8.00 @ the door)

Children ages 4-10: $3.00 (ages 3 and under FREE)

Carry-out is available

Tickets are available at the Salvation Army-Orrville office @ 330.683.3138 

Dinner includes:

Spaghetti (meat or meatless sauce), salad, fruit, bread,

 & a variety of delicious desserts and beverages.

 

All proceeds to benefit The Salvation Army-Maiwurm Service Center service area which includes:

Orrville, Dalton, Kidron, Marshallville & N. Lawrence

 

Saturday, May 09, 2015 12:00 AM

2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 9, 2015, 8:30am, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. With your donation, we change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. 

The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. PLEASE NOTE- PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT

Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters!

For more help or information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Courtney Durbin at cdurbin@arthritis.org, or call 216.285.2829
 - See more at: Arthritis Walk Cleveland
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 9:00 AM

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Want to Learn basic conversational American Sign Language? Six week instructional classes are starting soon. Send in your class fee to register for our evening classes starting in October. Please download and refer to your chosen county’s flyer.

Event Flyer

Monday, February 08, 2016 12:00 AM

With our call to Give, Advocate and Volunteer to improve conditions in our communities, United Way encourages acts of kindness every day. Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9-15), however, is a great time to do good works in a spontaneous sort of way and to bolster our intention make volunteering and other more structured acts of kindness a regular part of our life throughout the year.