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United Way christens LEAPmobile

United Way Director Chris Galvin and Dr. Ed Charnock christen the LEAPmobile with confetti and silly string. Charnock donated his used GMC Yukon to the Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) program.

Dr. Ed Charnock and United Way Director Chris Galvin christened the LEAPmobile, a GMC Yukon donated by retired physician Dr. Ed Charnock.  In the spirit of LEAP’s mission for play, Charnock and Galvin sprayed confetti and silly string and covered the vehicle with handprints.

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United Way Announces LIVE UNITED 2020

United Way of Greater Toledo put a stake in the ground and announced five year goals titled LIVE UNITED 2020. The goals were co-created by the community from hundreds of conversations over the past few years with community members, volunteers, key stakeholders, and the significant input of business, nonprofit, government and labor. LIVE UNITED 2020 provides a strong focus to measure and track progress and results for the entire community in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa Counties.

LIVE UNITED 2020 goals will drive the strategies and resources of United Way of Greater Toledo in the following areas of education, income and health.

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Ottawa County educational leaders find career opportunities in service and tourism

On Thursday, May 15, representatives from local school districts, Joint Vocational Schools, and Terra Community College joined with the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) and United Way in Ottawa County for a second bus tour focusing on local career opportunities in the service and tourism sector. 

The program was held in follow-up to a December 2013 Manufacturing Bus Tour, giving school leadership and guidance counselors a first-hand look into the vast service and tourism career opportunities in the area. The program was sponsored by the Catawba Island Club, Magruder Hospital, OCIC, and United Way in Ottawa County.

Similar to the December manufacturing tour, participants were able to visit and get an in-depth look at the skills necessary to work in Ottawa County’s service and tourism sector, a sector that is abundant and unique to the community. “With the recent opening of the Hospitality Management Program at Terra Community College, Ottawa County’s Marine Skills Program, and the various healthcare certification and degree programs in our area, it is evident that the continuing education opportunities are here to support our service and tourism industries,” said OCIC Director, Jamie Beier Grant. 

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