On Saturday, October 13th, the United Way of Pickaway County played host to more than 80 attendees at their inaugural ‘United We Serve’ dinner and 2018 campaign kickoff.
Hosted at the Pavilion at Orchard View in Stoutsville, the event featured a preschool art gala comprised of submissions from United Way supported preschools, a catered dinner by PBJ catering of Ashville, junior board guest speaker Aly Nunamaker, board interim executive director Jama Cobb, emcee Jonathan Davis, and keynote speaker Mr. Steve Gary.
“Whatever the medium of support may be and by whatever means you feel compelled to do, it is my hope that we answer the call to “serve united” together,” said Cobb Saturday night. “As a collective, what is within our means however is this: A stronger Pickaway County is a calling and an investment we all have a stake in.”
As a non-profit entity, the United Way serves eight community partners in locally controlled impact areas of income, safety net, education, and health helping to fund their 16 different initiatives across Pickaway County. Each of these organizations takes this communal calling to heart each and every day to make Pickaway County a better place to live.
2018 Partner Programs and Initiatives
Alzheimer’s Respite Care and Meals on Wheels with the Pickaway Senior Center
Community based mentoring with South Central Ohio Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy and Transitional Housing with the Haven House
The Free Tax Clinic, Head Start Preschool Behavioral Support initiative, Homeless Prevention, and Wheels to Work programs from PICCA
The Summer Fun Club, Y Club: Before and after school care, and preschool of the Pickaway County Family YMCA
Traditional scouting with the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and,
The Emergency Clearinghouse Food Pantry.
Many thanks to the Gabriel Family of the Pavilion at Orchard View for hosting the event and for all of the event’s attendees for making the inaugural event a success.