United Way Continues to Overcome Challenges

Week 5 Campaign Update: Last year was challenging for our partner agencies who saw an increase in clients that placed higher demands on their staff and services.  Significant increases were seen in areas of victimization, domestic violence, food insecurity, and created challenges for many in substance abuse recovery. The 2021 campaign theme is “The Spirit […]

United Way Invests Locally in Faith-Based Organizations

Week 3 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way continues to invest locally in many faith-based organizations with over $575,000 allocated last year alone.  Eight of our partner agencies have faith-based missions.  In addition, 10 grants were awarded to organizations that are faith based as well. The SCUW board reflects the values of our community.  […]

United Way Partners with the New Mercy Mission House

Week 2 Campaign Update: “The Spirit of Generosity” 2021 Shelby County United Way campaign theme continues through our new partner agency; Mercy Mission House, states President and CEO Scott Barr. “We are proud to partner with the Mercy Mission House to bring Emergency Shelter programming to Shelby County. The Shelby County United Way awarded $150,000 […]


Published by Sidney Daily News SIDNEY — Josh Koltak, Shelby County United Way 2021 Campaign chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 64th United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Generosity.” Koltak, Duane Gaier, Large Manufacturing Division leader, and Scott Barr, president of the Shelby County United Way, […]

United Way Trusted Community Leader

Week 6 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way is a local organization with an independent local governing board. The organization follows all government and national best practices for financial stewardship and governing. The local board sets policies and evaluates new programs and initiatives for the community. Agency Allocation Funding is determined by using both […]

Student United Way Starts Fourth Year

Week 5 Campaign Update: Student United Way held their first session at the Y Child Development Center this month starting the programs fourth academic year. Twenty students participate annually with two representatives from each of our ten local school districts. They attend monthly educational sessions while learning from community leaders and local nonprofit organizations. This […]

United Way’s POWER Continues to Change Lives

Week 4 Campaign Update:         POWER, the Shelby County United Way Women’s Initiative group, continues to fulfill their mission to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families in Shelby County.  Established in 2013 with just 23 Charter members they have now grown to 108 members who are standing […]

United Way Agencies Responds During COVID

Week 3 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way funded 27 partner agencies and programs during their 2019 annual allocation process. Many of the partner agencies were impacted by COVID with increased client demands and operational adjustments to maintain the safety of both their staff and clients.  Agape Distribution is the largest food pantry in […]