Hear Our Stories

This year’s campaign theme is “In a World Divided, LIVE UNITED”. This theme highlights that diversity, includion, and community give value to every human being, no matter our differenced. By promoting the health, education, and financial stability of all Knox County residents, we find ways that we can all agree to unite.

We are excited to share the stories that we have prepared as a way to promote our work at United Way and educate our community about United Way of Knox County. 

We've been collecting personal stories for a while now, here we share personal stories from United Way Program Participants, Providers and Volunteers, and describe United Way coordinated programs. We will continue to add to the collection, so continue to check back for more of these impactful stories.


2019 United Way Ambassadors


Brady and Logan, Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America


Sarah, Knox County Head Start


Anita, New Directions: The Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Knox County

Morgan and Lily, United Way of Knox County Volunteers


Connie, The Winter Sanctuary Emergency Homeless Shelter


Jonette, member of United Way affinity group Women United

Shawn, The Freedom Center, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Freedom Center


United Way Program Participants

Samantha : Homeless Shelter Services and Client Advocacy at The Winter Sanctuary

Rachel : Program Care Management at The Freedom Center

Carter and Sky : Coaching Boys into Men with New Directions

Ella : Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX)

Nhechell : Newborn Home Visiting Program through Public Health Partnerships


United Way Program Providers or Volunteers

Tom : Scoutmaster for The Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts

Michaela : Coach for Girls on the Run

Doug : Volunteer at The American Red Cross

Julie : United Way of Knox County Volunteer


United Way Administered Programs

Crunch Out

Poverty Simulation

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Elementary Afterschool Tutoring and Enrichment

Tax Preparation Assistance


Video Content

Workplace Campaigns

2019 Campaign Kick-Off Week

2019 United Way Partners

Agency Partner : The Winter Sanctuary

Agency Partner : Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America

2018 Campaign Chair : Steve Oster

Program Director : Elizabeth Doolittle

Crunch Out

After School Programs


Follow this link to pledge your support to the United Way Campaign.