We are happy to partner with so many wonderful organizations. Each year our Community Improvement Committee assesses local needs and carefully plans on how your campaign donations can have the greatest impact. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in our communities for all.
We understand that crises happen. We support short-term safety net programs that help get people back on their feet.
American Red Cross - Disaster Services
The Red Cross provides temporary shelter, hot meals, and hope to families coping with a home fire or loss of home following a natural disaster.
Service to the Armed Forces
Connects military families with deployed loved ones when an emergency occurs.
Community Action Commission CAC - Norwalk Emergency Shelter
Homelessness is a true crisis. The CAC offers shelter for up to 90 days while families regain their ability to support themselves.
Catholic Charities - Community Emergency Services
Sometimes a crisis needs a creative solution. Community Emergency Services can help fill the gap when other resources can’t be found.
Catholic Charities - Miriam House
This shelter offers women and their children a safe place to rebuild their lives and prepare for their futures.
Firelands Forward - Employer Resources Network
Helping to improve workforce retention through training and support.
Norwalk Area United Fund - Blessing Bag
A bag filled with personal care items for those in need. Families and individuals are identified and referred to the program by our United Fund Board & other agencies.
Norwalk Area United Fund - First Call Resources
Website directory designed to help you easily identify and access community resources.
Norwalk Clothing Bank - Social Service
Filling a basic need, the clothing bank provides gently used clothing to individuals and families.
Salvation Army - Social Services
Sometimes what is needed is a hand-up during rocky times. Short-term assistance and crisis advocacy can help.
Services for Aging - Senior Express Transportation
Loss of access and mobility is a crisis for our elders. Senior Transportation provides rides to doctor appointments, the grocery store, and more.
Simon Acts - Operation Hope
Meeting the needs of our vulnerable neighbors in crisis with emergency assistance and food.
Wakeman Caring Community - Community Support
A caring group of community members providing food to the hungry.
We believe that education is the foundation upon which we build our future. These programs have proven to nurture families with educational opportunities to achieve their full potential.
KinderCasa - Preschool
Every child should be prepared for kindergarten. Those who speak English as a second language need extra nurturing and support to prepare for this most important step.
Salvation Army - Pathway of Hope
Breaking the cycle of poverty requires a long-term approach. Pathway of Hope enables people to take action and discover a path to change.
Services for Aging - Age Exchange
We all need help learning new skills. Senior mentors provide youth with a caring presence and encouragement to tackle and excel at their school work.
Teen Leadership - Service Projects
Area youth learn leadership skills and making a difference in the community in which they live.
Reach Our Youth - Youth Mentoring
Helping make the youth in our community stronger, ROY matches at-risk youth with mentors who care and share in their lives.
Health & Well-Being:
We are dedicated to improving the overall health of our community because healthier families mean a healthier community.
Cancer Services - Patient Services
When coping with a devastating illness, it’s good to know that someone cares. Cancer Services helps patients and families with emotional and financial support.
Catholic Charities - Adult Advocacy Program
The elderly who are vulnerable often fall victim to exploitation and neglect. Legal guardians make decisions that prevent this abuse and protect the individual.
Firelands Rails to Trails - North Coast Inland Trail
The trail provides a safe recreation greenway across Huron County for exercise and enjoyment.
Inspiration Station - Summer Youth Camp
This is an annual summer camp program focusing on a positive experience involving physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Kidney Foundation - Direct Services
A diagnosis of kidney disease can be overwhelming and can create financial difficulties. Help with transportation and prescription costs eases the financial burdens of those on dialysis.
Salvation Army - Summer Youth Lunch Program
Many children rely on school lunch programs throughout the year but go hungry in the summer. Nutritious lunches are provided along with an opportunity for positive social interaction.
Services for Aging - Meals on Wheels
Homebound senior citizens receive a balanced and nutritious meal delivered to their homes. Volunteers create caring relationships with the people they deliver to.