Acapella Devices and Aero Spaces

United Way is investing $5,000 towards Genesis Lung Center to provide Acapella Devices and Aero Spaces.

These devices will go to non-insured or under insured community members that cannot afford to purchase them. The Acapella Devices are used to break up congestion in the lungs and help prevent worsening COPD exacerbations. Aero Spacers are utilized to deliver inhaled medication to community members that struggle to hold the inhaler or are unable to understand the timing needed to inhale important medications.   



Backpack Program

United Way is investing $28,350 in YMCA’s Backpack program.

The YMCA Healthy Kids Network (YHKN) Backpack Program addresses the basic needs of students by providing carriers of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends when other resources may not be available.  While free and reduced breakfast and lunch are available during the school week, unreliable access to food over the weekends can affect the level of food insecurity experienced by the student, increasing stress, and decreasing productivity.  Children who are hungry simply cannot concentrate to learn, have low energy, and reduced ability to fight off common childhood illnesses.



 Charlie Cart Program

United Way is investing $12,000 in Muskingum County Library System’s Charlie Cart program.

The Charlie Cart Program set out to create an affordable and comprehensive food education program, giving kids the power to make healthy choices for life. The result is an all-in-one program—a kitchen on wheels and a full curriculum with classroom-tested recipes—connecting the dots between food, health, and the environment. 








Community Garden Program Collaboration

United Way of MPM is investing $1,100 to support women in recovery learning how to garden.

The Foodworks Alliance Recovery with a Purpose Program has been funded to provide gardening tools, soil, fertilizer, and plants for the newest community garden project shared with MVHC in South Zanesville.  This program will allow our trainees in recovery to learn about gardening, plants, healthy eating, and the cycles of nature.  This is a valuable program that will give our trainees an education that will serve them for years to come.



Eyeglasses for Education

United Way is investing $1,500 to serve 300 students during the 2021-2022 school year.

Zanesville City Schools has a program called Eyeglasses for Education, the program provides adjustments, repairs, and replacement pairs of glasses for students.



Hot Meals Program

United Way is investing $10,200.00 to serve 340 community members.

The Salvation Army has a hot meals program, that serves hot meals to anyone in the community in need of a hot meal.



Medical Trips

United Way of MPM is investing $33,800 in the Medical Transportation program though Muskingum Mobility Management.

This funding will assist approximately 60 Muskingum County community members that cannot afford out of county transportation to medical appointments.




MVHC SDoH (Social Determinants of Health) Interventions Program

United Way of MPM has invested $20,700 towards the SDoH at Muskingum Valley Health Cente

MVHC is partnering with the United Way and Foodworks Alliance to address food insecurity in Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan and Muskingum counties. Through funding provided by the United Way, MVHC will offer fresh produce into rural communities through use of our Mobile Units to patients who are food insecure. In recent studies, there have been zoning issues related to food pantries, and this new program will help to address the individual needs of our community, while reducing food insecurity. In addition, identified patients can utilize a 12-week membership to the local YMCA participating in their wellness program to promote increased health outcomes. For more information about how MVHC provides for your community, please visit




Senior Nutrition Program

United Way of MPM is investing $5,000.00 to serve up to 4 individuals with 1040 meals to seniors in Morgan County

The Senior Nutrition Program of Washington-Morgan Community Actions has been funded to provide hot, nutritious meals to seniors 60 years of age or older, living in Washington and Morgan Counties. Program service settings include congregate dining sites for those seniors who can leave their homes and home delivered meals for seniors who are homebound.

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Youth Safety Initiative

United Way is investing $1,177.95 towards Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ Youth Safety Initiative


The Youth Safety Initiative provides volunteers with access to trainings and resources as well to promote awareness of both child abuse and human sex trafficking. This funding request will help the agency conduct more trainings on and offsite with Bigs, Littles and their families, provide a book on child sex abuse signs, as well as give our agency group access to a series of videos for children on the signs and signals of human sex trafficking. By putting these things in place, we are doing our job at better serving our program enrollees and making a better, healthier, more informed community.



United for Kids

United Way is investing $17,750 in New Lexington Schools’ United for Kids program.

United for Kids provides meals for students during the weekend and long holiday weekends so students will not go hungry when school is not in session.

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