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United Way kicks off 10 Days of Giving Blitz

United way of Greater Toledo, along with their funded partners, kicked off a 10 Days of Giving Blitz which runs from Feb. 19-28.

United Way has developed the 10 Days of Giving Blitz to appeal to individuals who did not participate in the 2013 campaign.

“An aggressive goal was set for 2013 because it was needed to help individuals and families be successful in our community,” said Chip Carstensen, president of Block Communications, Inc. and 2013 United Way of Greater Toledo campaign chair. “Turning our backs on a goal that hasn’t been met means turning our backs on the undeserved in our community.”

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United Way Patient Navigator

The United Way in Ottawa County is proud to announce Toledo/Lucas County CareNet will provide Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Services for residents of Ottawa County. This service is for those who do not have the requisite computer skills to sign up online without assistance. The Navigator will have appointments at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, for people who need help signing up online for a Healthcare.gov account.

To contact Navigator Vicki Needham with questions or to make an appointment call 419-779-4854 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will be at the Sutton Center on Fridays and available at other locations in the county as needed.

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United Way Port Clinton program receives national award

 

In November United Way of Greater Toledo submitted an application to the Duke CASE Change Academy to expand their Cradle to Career work to create a community wide mentorship program here in Ottawa County.  This was a national competition to receive consultative services from Chip and Dan Heath, best-selling authors of Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick. Tuesday morning the Heaths’ Change Academy announced that the Ottawa County Cradle to Career program was one of their six selections. 

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