Despite an unorthodox year, the UWUC’s Community Investment Committee was able to regroup and conduct virtual meetings and virtual site visits in October and November of
2020 to review best practices for each agency grant application. The result included adding four new partner agencies to the UWUC family;
Bridges Community Action, Family Promise of Delaware (Family Shelter), Milford Center Food Pantry, and REAP Food Pantry in Richwood.
“While our campaign came in lower than we expected we maintained our mission to fund basic needs first and foremost. Our new partner agencies
provide that by offering emergency food, shelter, and assistance,” Corinne Bix, UWUC Director, said.
United Way of Union County has moved away from measuring the annual campaign in dollars and is instead focusing on impact. To make a 100%
impact across all agencies and programs in 2021 would equate to impacting 40,000 lives, cuts to this year’s funding reduced UWUC’s impact to 30,000 lives.
“2020 was an unusual year to say the least, however we learned a lot and through COVID we were able to build some important partnerships with other local non-profits
including The Hope Center, Impact 60, The Avalon Theater and Community Care Train,” Bix said. “We are so very grateful to all of our donors and we are excited
to build on what we started in 2020 and continue in our mission to connect neighbors and resources and be change agents in Union County and Plain City.”
The United Way of Union County raises funds through workplace campaigns, individual gifts, sponsorships, and events.
Click here for a full list of 2021 funded partner agencies.