United Way of Scioto & Adams Counties
To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. United Way of Scioto County is a community solutions provider which gives support and funding to community-based organizations.
Programs and Services:
• Helps agencies become self-sufficient in order to better meet the needs of the community
• Partners and conducts an annual fund drive so agencies can carry out their missions
• Works toward innovating long-term solutions that have a positive impact on the community
Did you know?
Did you know that a Denver Woman, A Rabbi, a Priest and 2 ministers were responsible for the concept of United Way? They recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city's welfare problems. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J. O'Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put their heads together to plan the first united campaign for welfare agencies. They created an organization to serve as an agent to collect funds for local charities, as well as to coordinate relief services, counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and make emergency assistance grants in cases which could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 and created a movement that would spread throughout the country to become the United Way. More than 125 years later, United Way is still focused on mobilizing the caring power of communities and making a difference in people's lives.
Contact Info for United Way of Scioto & Adams:
Mary Ann Miars-Peercy
Address: 1671 Grant Street Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Matching donation period will be available Oct. 21, 2021 from 8am - 8pm EDT.