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United Way Community Impact Initiatives Supported by Grant Dollars


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To sign your child up for free books sent to them monthly, call the United Way office at 622-4567.

 

To get your savings card, come to the United Way office at 402 Main Street.

 

Free Tax Preparation with the Benefit Bank

Call 295-7563 to schedule your appointment!

 

A few of the volunteers that helped prepare over 200 tax returns for free.
From L to R:  Pam Chaney, Gloria Drobnak, Tish, Gloria and Jewell.

How Community Partners Like You Are Helping Build a Stronger Community

Through our Community Impact work, your continuing involvement with the United Way will help create lasting change. Your expertise, energy and relationships are vital resources, since Community Impact is an effort that’s owned by the entire community. We promise to direct those resources to efforts that target the underlying causes of issues that affect our community – and which deliver measurable, long-term results.

United Way’s agency partners are doing great work every day, and there will always be a need for basic needs and prevention and development programs. But Community Impact takes that work one step further. Working together with a broad range of community partners – partner agencies, schools, faith-based groups, businesses, energized individuals, local government and more – we’re seeking results that no one can accomplish alone.

What is Community Impact?

  • Improving the lives of all people affected by the community's issues - not just clients of programs funded by United Way.
  • Pinpointing the root causes of the problems that threaten our community - developing strategies and partnerships to change them.
  • Working in a multi-faceted role with various partners who can play a role in changing community conditions.
  • Going beyond the annual campaign to create long-term, ongoing relationships with diverse community investors.

2-1-1

2-1-1 is the new number to reach the Information and Referral Center for Coshocton County. Phones are answered by real people, trained professionals with access to a comprehensive database connecting you to all the assistance available. It's fast, free and completely confidential for information and referral or when you need help in a short-term crisis. Finally, there is one phone number in Coshocton County you can dial to get connected to the personal help you need. So remember to dial 2-1-1 any time of the day all year long, and someone will be there to take your call.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Children ages 0-5 who apply will receive one new book per month to build a library of age appropriate and well acclaimed books to promote literacy and encourage parents to become more involved early with their children’s education while creating an environment for secure attachment as parents and children read together.

There is no cost to participate in this program. Sign up your child today!

Sign up here
or
Contact the United Way office at 622-4567

Thanks to the great supporters listed below, we were able to start this program in November of 2008. Since that time, we have enrolled over 800 children in Coshocton County and have given out over 52,000 books since the program began!

  • Montgomery Foundation
  • Simpson Family Foundation
  • Coshocton Rotary
  • Clow Water Systems Foundation
  • AEP
  • David Burns Youth Athletic Foundation
  • Central Ohio Technical College
  • Kiwanis of Coshocton
  • Coshocton Elks
  • Family and Children First Council
  • Coshocton Foundation
  • Honor Trust Grant

Crunch For Health

Through multiple grants, EVERY 4th grade student will be receiving a free exercise ball and nutrition journal to use in the their PE classes.  When they are finished with them in class they will be allowed to take them home to continue healthy living at home.

Prescription Assistance from FamilyWize

Prescription cards are available to help people with no prescription coverage lower the cost of their medicine. People with health insurance can also use the cards to lower the cost of medicine not covered by their medical insurance.  Most pharmacies in the United States accept these prescription drug discount cards, including all our local pharmacies. They have no usage or age limits, income requirements or registration forms, and can be used immediately.

Where They Are Available

People with Internet access can print a card by visiting the website at www.FamilyWize.com as well as look up drug prices and the list of participating pharmacies. Discount cards also can be obtained from American Red Cross 245 Main St.; Coshocton Co. Health Dept. 724 S. 7th St.; Coshocton Senior Center 201 Browns Lane; Family & Children First 724 S. 7th St.; Kno Ho Co 120 N. 4th St.; Hopewell School 23720 Airport Rd.; Salvation Army 219 N. 4th St.; or by calling the United Way of Coshocton County at 622-4567.

Success

Since their introduction in April of 2007, these Prescription Drug Discount Cards have saved residents of Coshocton County over $450,000!

Additional Info

The FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards are being distributed free of charge by United Way of Coshocton Co. , and more than 450 other United Way agencies and Alliance Partners in Americas Promise in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as part of in-kind donation by Membership Services Corporation, located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and its industry partners. Printing for two million prescription cards was donated by another Pennsylvania company, Independent Graphics of Pittston, Pennsylvania and shipping is being donated by Fedex Express.

"Membership Services Corporation and its industry partners are very excited to partner with participating United Way agencies to get the FamilyWize card into the hands of families who most need the help," said Dan Barnes, President of Membership Services Corporation. "The FamilyWize community service partnership is committed to reducing the cost of medicine for children, families and individuals with no prescription drug coverage by $100 million in five years. These cards can reduce prescription drug costs by an average of 20 percent or more.