Stories tagged with: United Way

November 13, 2012 - 5:17pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Tax season is fast approaching, and that means the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties is putting the final pieces together for its free tax preparation clinics.

Instead of crunching the numbers yourself, the United Way can E-File your state and federal tax return for you. But before the clinics begin, around thirty volunteers will be needed. While taxes may seem cumbersome and convoluted, community impact coordinator Amy Davis says the computer program volunteers will...

October 30, 2012 - 4:13pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties had a community conversation about education outcomes Tuesday morning. The outcomes are goals that the United Way has set and wants to see accomplished. Community Impact Coordinator Amy Davis says when the United Way does investments and partnerships within the community, the idea is to base them around the outcomes.

"The four outcomes are and increase in parenting skills and involvement, especially for parents of children 0-...

October 25, 2012 - 9:49am
3 years 5 weeks ago

The United Way recently set goals for the community in order to create a financially stable, healthy and educated community.

Through it's community matters survey the United Way has created four pillars that they believe can create a more stable community. It includes income, education and health.

For the first time the organization is setting goals for the programs it funds. The programs will report to the United Way how the money being used with in their organizations helps...

June 12, 2012 - 3:25pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

The Southeast Ohio 2-1-1 call center saw an increase in calls during the month of May.

Manager Audrey Foster said the increase in calls coincides with the summer season.

Food still remains the top priority for those who call 2-1-1 and foster said during the summer, those supplies for some come up short.

"We had almost 370 people call in needing food assistance, either updating their pantry, or maybe need a pantry because of just running out of food that month or...

May 16, 2012 - 3:00pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

A service provided by United Way is continuing to see progress...

The 2-1-1 Call Center received more than 1,000 calls in April. Call Center Manager Audrey Foster said the center is able to refer a lot of customers to certain organizations, but there are still some needs that are more difficult to fulfill.

"Each month, we run into, you know, maybe some different ones that are the unmet needs, and I would say that a lot of times your water bills and things like that... There'...

April 9, 2012 - 3:02pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library will play host to a presentations from over a dozen community organizations next week.

The agencies of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties will speak on how their agencies will impact the community during the 2013 fiscal year.

Library Assistant Director and United Way Investment Committee Chairman Blair Tom said the goal is to be more transparent to investors and area residents.

"Each agency will give a five minute...

March 27, 2012 - 6:51pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

A local organization took a break from campaigning to celebrate its success...

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties held its Annual Dinner Celebration at Eaglesticks Tuesday night. Executive Director Meg Deedrick said the dinner recognizes the support from the community that keeps the organization going.

"Well it is a rewarding, but challenging endeavor. And we are fortunate that we have the dedicated volunteers and staff that help us raise, raise hundreds...

January 23, 2012 - 4:14pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

The stress of tax season can be overwhelming, but a non-profit organization is here to help.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is looking for people who need assistance with their tax returns.  Financial Stability Partnership Coordinator Amy Davis said about 100 appointments are in the books so far, but there's still plenty of room for anyone wishing to meet with a counselor.  She said families and individuals can save big bucks by attending one of the...

December 19, 2011 - 4:48pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The 2011 United Way Campaign for Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties focused on promoting their impact to the community and offering ways others can help.

Executive Director Meg Deedrick said this year's campaign based their success on goals to promote activity. Deedrick said presentations on how United Way can benefit the community have increased by 9%.

"We're also excited to expand that circle in the education arena," said Deedrick. "We've always had a...

December 12, 2011 - 4:09pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

A friendly competition is stirring up an age-old rivalry between Zanesville and Newark.

The United Way is kicking off its first-ever "Mobile Community Challenge".  The Blue Devils basketball team takes on the Wildcats this weekend, and fans can use their cell phones to make a donation via text message.  Executive Director of the United Way Meg Deedrick said the school that raises the most money wins the challenge.

"We thought this would be a fun way...

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