Update October 2020
United Way Partner Agencies Highlighted in the Community!
Being mindful of public safety, we have taken Campaign efforts online. We have developed some exciting, innovative and educational approaches to make this campaign unique, while still engaging our Knox County communities.
We have partnered with Kokosing River Productions to produced short 60-90 second videos, showcasing agencies and programs that United Way funds. The videos have been posted on Facebook and are also available to view on YouTube.

United Way of Knox County is a cornerstone of community wellness and success, strategically connecting partners and resources to community needs in order to measurably impact the quality of the lives of Knox County residents. For more information visit uwayknox.org or call 740.397.5721. Use this link to pledge your support to the 2020 United Way Campaign.
Local Businesses Highlighted in Campaign
The United Way of Knox County 2020 Campaign theme Eat Local, Shop Local, Spend Local and Donate Local. We can do this Knox County! demonstrates that we are committed more than ever to partnering and support local businesses who support United Way.
$5 Buck Friday

Silent Auction Sunday

Local Business Features
We will utilize social media to announce our campaign sponsors - the businesses who provided the items for $5 Buck Friday and Silent Auction Sunday - as well as the businesses featured in the campaign events. We will also share how local businesses support our campaign efforts (for example, helping with design and printing of our materials) and program efforts (as sponsors, partners, or vendors).

Both $5 Buck Friday and Silent Auction Sunday items will be featured at uwayknox.org and on the United Way Facebook Page. Items will be available for pick-up at 305 East High Street by appointment the week following their online feature.
Incentive to Give
As part of the CARES Act enacted in March, 120 million individual taxpayers who do not itemize their deduction are now eligible for a new charitable deduction. This new benefit, also referred to as a universal deduction, allows for individuals to claim a tax deduction for a charitable donation of up to $300. Please donate to United Way today.
Volunteer Knox
Volunteer Knox County will be an online county-wide volunteer management platform.

This site will allow organizations in search of volunteers to provide agency information and specific volunteer job descriptions in a central database. Through this same platform, community members and groups can create logins and view, filter, and strategically select opportunities to pursue.
Organizations and volunteers will utilize the tool for free under one United Way of Knox County Ohio, Inc. agreement. Contact United Way of Knox County Ohio, Inc. Program Director for more information!
We aim to make United Way activities a reflection of Knox County's priorities. We rely on community volunteers to lead the process, we strive to LIVE UNITED.
Local Health Officials Are Seeking Donations For Use In Knox County
Information on donating fabric face masks and commercial protective equipment is available online. Read the full details prepared in partnership with United Way, Knox Community Hospital, and Knox Public Health online.

American Red Cross Blood Drives
Public Health is currently a large concern. Cancelled appointments and drives put the country at risk for a blood shortage. Healthy eligible donors are encouraged to give back to their community by donating blood. Upcoming opportunities to give can be found online.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
The Mount Vernon Farmers Market is in need of two to three volunteers to help with set up, tear down and clean up plus crowd management and even dog sitting (while dog mom or dad shops). Any volunteers willing to serve any Saturday mornings through October please contact farmersmarketmountvernon@gmail.com.
We are actively searching for volunteer opportunities in the community to share online and in our newsletter. If you know of an agency or program looking for help, please email elizabeth@uwayknox.org to provide details.