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United Way of Summit & Medina


37 N High St
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 762-7601

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Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday


United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.

A community where…

  • All children receive a quality education that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow.
  • The cycle of poverty and financial dependence ends, and productive livelihoods begin for even the most disadvantaged.
  • Everyone has access to healthy food, physical activity and quality health care that improves quality of life.

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good.

To do this we will…

  • Ignite a community-wide social movement, and thereby mobilize thousands to action – to volunteer, advocate and give to improve the conditions in which we live.
  • Galvanize and connect all sectors of our community – individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments – to create long-term social change that produces well-educated, financially stable and healthy individuals and families.
  • Raise, invest and leverage millions of funds annually in philanthropic contributions to create and support innovative programs and approaches to generate sustained community impact.
  • Hold ourselves accountable to this cause through our steadfast commitment to continually measure – in real terms – improvement in Education, Income and Health.

A national program of United Way, 211 helps people throughout our community find local resources when they don’t know where to turn for help.

Simply dial 2-1-1 to speak to a trained professional, or text your zip code to 898-211 for referrals to utilities and food pantries.

The service is free and confidential and is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 has information on over 16,203 different services for Summit and Medina county residents, including supplemental food and nutrition programs, substance abuse treatment, disaster services and more.

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