United Way announces $118,700 give
to Pickaway County programs
Celebrating its 65th year of serving its community, the United Way of Pickaway County has awarded $118,700 in funding to 16 Pickaway County (UWPC) initiatives as the result of its 2018 fundraising campaign.
The 16 programs and initiatives align with the organization’s locally sourced community impact areas of Health, Safety Net, Income Preservation, and Education and are as follows: Waitlist services, Community-based mentoring, School-based mentoring (Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio); Y Club: Before and Afterschool Care, Summer Fun Club, and Preschool (Pickaway County Family YMCA); Traditional Scouting (Boy Scouts of America - Simon Kenton Council); Domestic Violence Assistance, Transitional Housing (Haven House); Education and Training, Head Start Behavioral Unit, Homelessness Prevention, Free Tax Clinic, Wheels to Work (PICCA); Alzheimer’s Respite and Home-Delivered Meals (Pickaway Senior Center); Emergency Clearinghouse Food Pantry.
“Today is very proud day for our community,” said board president Nathan Anderson. “With our local businesses, nonprofits, and community firmly behind us, our board has worked tirelessly over the past year to assist these impactful programs in their efforts to make Pickaway County a better place for residents. Providing opportunity and equal access to life’s necessities for area residents through this funding has always been at the core of the United Way of Pickaway County and its work within the community.”
The $118,700 funding allocation in 2019 marked a 10.6% increase in funding distributed by the UWPC compared to a year ago.