Hear Our Stories

This year’s campaign theme is “Hear our stories, your gift changes their stories”. 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. 

The stories are each a little different: 5 are from clients and recipients who benefit from our funded services, 5 are from the volunteer or provider perspective, and 5 are from our internal United Way programs.


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

Steve Oster : United Way Campaign Chair

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

Agency Partner : The Winter Sanctuary

Agency Partner : Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America

Campaign Chair : Steve Oster

Program Director : Elizabeth Doolittle

Crunch Out

After School Programs


Follow this link to pledge your support to the 2018 United Way Campaign.