On Nov. 6 United Way of Greater Lorain County held an openhouse for CEO & President, Bill Harper's retirement. More than 100 people passed through to celebrate and congratulate Bill's many accomplishments, including his 9 years at United way. Harper was instrumental in leading the local United Way’s change in business model from primarily being a corporate fundraiser to becoming a leader in cross-sector collaboration aimed at achieving measurable community transformation through Collective Impact.
36 people including staff recieved a flu shot through Lorain County Public Health's free Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, Nov. 4 at United Way of Greater Lorain County, 642 Broadway Ave in Lorain.
United Way installed four Little Free Libraries this month and will be installing five more this fall and early next spring.
Little Free Libraries have been installed at Clearview's Durling Middle School, outside the OberlinKids office in downtown Oberlin, at Midview Middle School and at Elyria East Rec. Another will be installed next week at El Centro in Lorain.
The Litte Free Libraries were built over two days by 50 volunteers from PolyOne Corporation. United Way will act as the steward of the Little Free Libraries and will replenish the books as needed.
Lorain County Public Health will conduct a free Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at United Way of Greater Lorain County, 642 Broadway Ave in Lorain.
United We Sweat classes have come to downtown Lorain! United Way is hosting a free weekly Yoga class every Friday from 4:45-5:45pm. The class is taught by local Yoga instructor Tom Gorman.
Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to improve health and happiness. Class is held at the United Way of Greater Lorain County office, 642 Broadway in Lorain, in the Ridge Tool Community Engagement Space.
If you're new to Yoga and don't have your own mat, we have mats available for you to try it out!
United Way of Greater Lorain County Board Chair Keith Brown was voted as Lorain County's Best Local Volunteer through PuLse Magazine's Best of Lorain County Contest.
United Way of Greater Lorain County partnered with the Lorain County Educational Service Center and H&R Block for another successful `Fill the Bus' drive. School supply drop off dates & locations were posted throughout the summer and the citizens of Lorain county really came out to help students.
Christine Matusik-Plas, Director of Community Impact at United Way of Greater Lorain County is Recognized as one of Crain’s Notable Women in Non-Profit
Because of Christine Matusik-Plas’ efforts, United Way of Greater Lorain County has more than 150 collaborative partners.