Edwards hired as Workforce Partnership Career Coach

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 Deb McDermott, Director at Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, announced that Kelly Edwards had been hired to fill the newly created Career Coach position.  In her new capacity Kelly will mentor Shelby County high school seniors whose post-graduation plans are to directly enter the workforce to help transition them into full-time […]

Shelby County United Way Earns 4 Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Shelby County United Way’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the seventh time that Shelby County United Way has earned the highest distinction in the last eight years. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […]

Shelby County United Way Approves $808,877 in Allocations

President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March, April, and May. Six allocation teams consisting of over thirty five people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Enriching the Lives of Seniors, […]

A Drive Thru Food Distribution Event Slated

The Shelby County United Way partnered with the West Ohio Food Bank to facilitate a drive thru food distribution on Friday, May 15th from 10:00am to Noon at Sidney High School. In addition to the West Ohio Food Bank and the Shelby County United Way, the Ohio National Guard and many community volunteers participated with […]

United Way Provides COVID 19 Emergency Funding

Shelby County United Way has awarded $25,000 in rent and utility assistance to two organizations and $10,000 for food assistance to an additional organization. The Shelby County Job and Family Services received $20,000 and Alpha Community Center received $5000.00 for rent and utility assistance while Agape was awarded $10,000. Scott Barr, President and CEO, “The […]

Five New Trustees Elected to 2020 United Way Board

Dawn Eilert, Vice President, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; Ashley Himes, Owner and Agent, Ashley Himes State Farm; Brad Hoge, Director of Wealth Management, McCrate & DeLaet Financial Advisors; Linda Maurer, Chief Nursing Officer, Wilson Health; and Ryan Shurts, Human Resources Coordinator, Freshway Foods have been elected to the Shelby County United Way Board of […]

Endsley to Chair United Way Board in 2020

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2020 Board Chair will be Cindy Endsley, Middle School Principal, Anna Local Schools. Endsley has been a member of the Board of Trustees for three years, serving the past two years on the Executive Committee. She also serves on the Community Initiatives Committee, […]

All Communities Served By United Way Partner Agencies

During 2018, over 19,000 people were served by the 27 United Way partner agencies, representing 2 out of every 5 people in the county.  The United Way serves people of all ages, economic statuses, and communities.  Allocations are allotted in six focus areas: Children and Youth (15%-$158,000); Seniors (13.5%- $142,000); Families (23.2%-$243,500); People in Crisis […]

United Way Funds Community Projects

The Shelby County United Way is better known for the funding close to $1,000,000 to twenty-seven partner agencies. However, many smaller projects, church-based programs, and all volunteer programs are awarded grants through the Shelby County United Way. Some projects are awarded annually. Between $60,000 and $100,000 are awarded in Community Projects on an annual basis. […]

Shelby County Leading the State with Imagination Library

Scott Barr, President, states “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a Shelby County United Way and Shelby County Libraries sponsored program, has been in Shelby County for over four and a half years and over 110,000 books mailed to participants since the program’s inception.”  This program sends an age and developmentally appropriate book every month until their […]