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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Published on September 13, 2015 in The Blade Editorials.

The American Dream promises all Americans the chance to improve their condition and enjoy a decent standard of living. Yet too often, and especially in recent years, as economic opportunities become...

Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Published on August 22, 2015 in The Beacon.

United Way in Ottawa County would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for making Marblehead Rocks a huge success!


Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Published: August 5, 2015 in The Beacon by John  Schaffner

Seven years ago, I was asked to be the Ottawa County Chairman for United Way’s annual campaign. I sat down with Chris Galvin and asked a simple question… “What works in Resort Communities?” Her answer: “Events!” In the early days of the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards, Todd Finke, Bob Hille and I talked about bringing back the memories of the old Gem Beach Dance Hall. With a great...

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Published: August 4, 2015 in La Prensa

Women’s Initiative of United Way, an affinity group of United Way of Greater Toledo, will host their annual event, “A Night of Inspiration” on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Published: July 29, 2015 in The Beacon by John Schaffner

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 22nd Annual Classic Car Show this Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton. Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on the on Madison Street.  Proud owners will be polishing their vehicles and talking about the history and renovations of their unique...

Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Published: July 15, 2015 in The Beacon by John Schaffner

Mary Alice and I sat on the deck at Port Clinton Yacht Club last Saturday evening with our friends Jeanine and Denny Bergeman, and I was astonished by the amount of debris flowing out of the Portage...

Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Published: July 14, 2015 on Toledo News Now by Cristina Mutchler

During the August 2014 water crisis, the United Way of Greater Toledo's 211 phone bank served as a gateway to provide clean drinking water to the surrounding community. The organization is...

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Published: June 9, 2015 in the Toledo Blade by Andrew Koenig

“I hear ’em out there,” said Fay Willis as she finished plating the last of around 100 lunches in the kitchen of the Frederick Douglass Center.

“We’re coming, kids!” she yelled after them, as the kitchen opened up and children lined up to receive their lunches: sandwiches, potato salad, pineapple chunks, and milk.

The lunches were...

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015

Published: June 2, 2015 in La Prensa

Toledo: Fifth Third Bank - Northwestern Ohio will bring the Financial Empowerment Mobile, the eBus, to several locations throughout Northwest Ohio during the week of June 8, 2015.  Visitors will have the opportunity to benefit from free community resources which will be housed on the eBus. The following services will be provided FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Obtain a FREE...
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Published: May 12, 2015 in La Prensa

Women’s Initiative of United Way of Greater Toledo sponsored Nancy Carlson as a guest author for Claire’s Day 2015, a signature line of service for Read for Literacy.
 As part of her Claire’s Day appearance, Ms. Carlson was reading her book, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!, at the East Toledo Family Center. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! is the last book in Dolly Parton’s...