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United Way to host Annual Awards Dinner

The United Way of Richland County is hosting their Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Ed Picken’s Café on Main. The event will kick-off at 5 p.m. for a social hour with the dinner and awards starting at 6 p.m.

The Annual Dinner is held each year to recognize campaign achievements and honor volunteer leadership. The event will recognize United Way volunteers, contributors, workplace partners and partner agency programs dedicated to addressing the needs of those in Richland County. “We are excited to recognize so many great companies and individuals for all they did in support of the community,” stated Dan Varn, United Way’s Executive Director.

We also ask everyone attending to consider supporting our Big Read Bookshelf initiative by bringing a new or gently used book for children aged birth to 3rd grade. Our Big Red Book project places bright red bookshelves in the community where families and young children visit. The bookshelves are fully stocked with new or gently used books that have been donated by community members. Children are invited to take a book home to keep – read, learn and share!

United Way of Richland County is a local organization led by local people; Members of the Board of Directors and Allocation members are volunteers. The United Way of Richland County fights for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of EVERY person in OUR Community.

Day of Caring 2017

The United Way of Richland County will host their kick-off their Day of Caring on Friday, August 4 at 8am in the gazebo at Central Park. Currently, there are 29 companies providing over 240 volunteers to this day long event.   These volunteers are scheduled to disperse to 17 project sites and provide support towards a total of 35 work projects. A light breakfast with will be served by Ed Pickens Café on Main.

The annual Day of Caring is a great opportunity for team-building and provides volunteers the chance to make a positive impact in their community.  Volunteers spend the day in a United Way or non-profit agency completing projects and increasing their awareness of local human service agencies and discovering what people working together can accomplish for their community.  The impact of these man hours is enormous for the agencies involved.  The United Way is proud to coordinate this effort each and every year.

Sponsors for this event include: IBEW Local 688, Midwest Automotive Trucking, Milliron Industries, Milliron Auto Parts, Rinehart, Walters, Danner Insurance, OhioHealth, Richland Bank, and Therm-O-Disc.  Additional sponsor is Huntington Bank.  Special thanks go out to our In-Kind Sponsor:  Ed Pickens Café on Main.

Any additions questions, please contact Dan Varn at 419-525-2816, in the United Way office.