Trunk-Or-Treat Offers Fun & Free Resources to Families

Over 200 local families celebrated Halloween in style at the first annual Rising Titans 'Trunk-Or-Treat' event on Saturday, October 27th at El Centro de Servicios Sociales in Lorain. Kids dressed in their holiday best were able to trick-or-treat and collect candy by stopping at automotive stations representing a handful of local organizations, including United Way of Greater Lorian County, Lorain County Public Health and the Lorain Public Library System.

Volunteers Sort and Organize Over 10,000 Books for Ready Set Go

Ready Set Go received a ton of help labeling, sorting, and organizing over 10,000 donated books as part of a two-part volunteer project on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.  

The '10K Books Project' included helping hands from HandsOn Northeast Ohio volunteers and the Lorain County Community Action Agency's youth group - just over 20 volunteers in total.

`Fill The Bus' to Support Students This Fall

Help out the youth of the Lorain County community and 'Fill the Bus' to support students going back to school this fall! United Way of Greater Lorain County is partnered with the Lorain County Educational Service Center and H&R Block for School Supply Drop Off Dates & Locations!

List of School Supply Drop Off Dates & Locations Below: 

  • 8/10 - Elyria Big Lots - 825 Cleveland St, Elyria, OH 44035 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

OberlinKids' "OK Kindergarten Readiness" Event Prepared Parents

Our Community Collaborative, OberlinKids, threw an event on Saturday, April 28th. The "OK Kindergarten Readiness" event had 30 people in attendance. The day was set it up like a big playgroup,  where there was 4 different stations. The purpose of the event was to teach parents how to use cheap, recyclable things when catering to their children. The event pointed out that parents don’t need to buy a lot at times when it comes to their kids,  they can use flashcards, worksheets and more when preparing their child's education.

Oberlin Kids Helps Oberlin’s Children get Ready for Kindergarten

Oberlin Kids is working to make sure that all of Oberlin's early learners are prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Since being announced in 2014, the collaborative has completed over 270 screenings for communication, motor, cognitive, social, and emotional milestones - leading to earlier identification of special needs and improved outcomes. Over 250 adult caregivers - including mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other caring adults - have received services that support child development. The collaborative has also had 350 kids who have received direct services.