Wood County 2013 investment decisions
Thank you to an incredibly generous community who allowed us to invest in our community.
United Way in Wood County is advancing the common good by focusing community investments, collaborations, and efforts on education, income, and health; the building blocks for a good life.
We are a part of United Way of Greater Toledo and serve Wood County residents through our Bowling Green office. With the help of local volunteers and staff, we are actively involved in community planning and needs-identification. Our volunteers even decide how United Way funds are to be distributed in the county. To learn more about our partners and funded programs, click here.
United Way is changing lives in Wood County by:
- Focusing on parent education and parents' role as their child's first teacher.
- Supporting afterschool programs that help kids stay active and make healthy choices.
- Making investments in domestic violence shelters to provide safe housing and support to battered women and their children.
- Developing and promoting a food pantry network.
- Expanding volunteerism through a Volunteer Coordinators Network.
There are many ways to volunteer in Wood County to make a difference. Search available volunteer opportunities in areas that match your interest.
Connecting people and resources
United Way 2-1-1 in Wood County assists residents by finding help and volunteer opportunities in our area. This important service acts in coordination with No Wrong Door, a unique program of Wood County Family & Children First Council, that maximizes one's chance of finding help in the often-complex service network.
United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 serves Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Hancock, and Erie counties. Did you know in 2012, United Way 2-1-1 in Wood County recieved 2,045 requests for information, referral, or assistance? Click here to read more about United Way 2-1-1 in Wood County and to view the report.
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