Pledges being accepted for 2019 United Way Campaign with Northwest Ohio Community Shares

Pledges help United Way improve lives in the region

The 2019 United Way Campaign with Northwest Ohio Community Shares is underway — an opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to again show their longstanding support for emergency services, health care, daycare and a host of other ways to improve lives in the region.

Many members of the Bowling Green State University community are among those who utilize United Way services each year.

In Bowling Green and Wood County, the local Continuum of Care estimates an average of four people a day require assistance for housing and utilities. United Way helps to provide emergency services to those facing homelessness, struggling with violence in the home or dealing with devastation and displacement due to fire or flood. In addition, United Way programs focus on school readiness and childhood development.

“The challenges individuals in our area face are significant," said Dr. Sue Houston, vice president for partnerships, chief of staff and 2019 BGSU United Way Committee chair. "The United Way changes lives by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health."

You have the option to direct your gift to the United Way or a Northwest Ohio Community Shares agency of your choice. United Way also offers you the opportunity to write-in any local, health and human service non-profit agency that does not appear in the printed options. At the end of the campaign, all individuals who have pledged are eligible for several prizes.

Payment options include payroll deduction, cash, check, credit card and direct billing. All checks should be made payable to "United Way."

“BGSU faculty, staff and retirees have always supported the United Way and their outreach in northwest Ohio,” Houston said. “We thank you for your willingness to support our efforts to assist the many adults, children and others who rely so heavily on the good work accomplished by United Way and Northwest Ohio Community Shares. This campaign demonstrates our commitment to create public good."