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Wood County

About Us

United Way of Greater Toledo began serving all of Wood County in 1968 and established an office in Bowling Green in 1990. United Way in Wood County drives local community change by engaging individuals, workplaces and organizations in year-round giving, advocating and volunteering.

Money Raised Here, Stays Here

Education

Education

Learn more about the education partners and programs we support in Wood County.

 

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Health

Health

Learn more about the health partners and programs we support in Wood County.

 

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Education

Financial Stability

Learn more about the financial stability partners and programs we support in Wood County.

 

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Housing

Housing

Learn more about the housing partners and programs we support in Wood County.

 

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Our Local Teams

We are proud of the many passionate community leaders who help lead the work of United Way in Wood County! Read below to learn about a few of the community change makers helping to drive our work forward.

Since the beginning, United Way in Wood County has been led by committed and caring volunteers. Our Advisory Board is made up of volunteers who either work or live in Wood County. It is through their efforts that United Way in Wood County funds and supports nonprofit health and human service programs that enrich the lives of our residents.

  • Melissa Bell
  • Chris Shope
  • Melinda Kale
  • Beth Genson
  • Sylvia Chandler-Umbles
  • Mindy McCarthy
  • V. Rosser
  • Cameron Kusmierek
  • Brady Gaskins
  • Claude Kilpatrick
  • Maria Simon
  • Mike Rywalski
  • Kyle Clark

More than 30 companies in Wood County run United Way campaigns to raise dollars for local nonprofit / community-based programs. Each company has a passionate leader helping coordinate the logistics of a fundraising campaign. We could not do this without them! In Wood County, our top 5 corporate supporters and their in-house champions currently include:

  • BGSU
  • Principle Business Enterprises
  • TH Plastics
  • Premier Bank
  • Regal Rexnord
United Way takes a leadership role in the community, bringing people and resources together to address community needs and solving local problems. United Way in Wood County advocates for residents through local coalitions including:

  • Continuum of Care Wood County and Project Connect Wood County
  • Food Insecurity Network
  • Wood County Family and Children First Council
  • Wood County Early Childhood Task Force
  • Wood County Prevention Coalition
  • Wood County Safety Council
  •  Wood County Health Partner

Sponsor Imagination Library in Wood County

Sponsor a child (or children) to receive a free book a month from newborn to age 5.

Connecting Residents to Services

United Way in Wood County works hard to make finding help simple and seamless. Whether it’s an easy phone number to call for help or putting on a community forum for service providers to connect programs, we work to improve experiences.

United Way in Wood County facilitates No Wrong Door, a 20+ year old program of the Wood County Family & Children First Council that maximizes one’s chance of finding help in the often-complex service network. This is an important complement to the information and referral services provided by United Way 2-1-1 in Wood County.

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