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Small Business Blitz Success!


The rain didn't stop our amazing volunteers from visiting Defiance and Hicksville Small businesses on November 6th and 7th for our annual Small Business Blitz. Thanks to our volunteers, and the support of our small businesses, we were able to raise $4,555 for our 2014 United Way Campaign! Small businesses that donated $50 or more were entered into a contest to win 30 free radio spots! Congratulations to our winner this year, Bruce Guilford Real Estate & Auctioneering!!!


2014 United Way of Defiance County Campaign Announcement coming September!

As we gear up for the 2014 campaign, check out how YOUR donations directly PROVIDE for our Defiance County community here. We work around the clock to make the biggest impact in Defiance County. What is raised HERE, stays HERE. You can choose to donate to a specific program listed or choose to donate to our impact fund that a Defiance County Community Impact Team designates to the areas of income, health, education and essential services. 

United Way of Defiance County and State Bank Hot Air Balloon Ride Contest August 1st

DEFIANCE, OHIO (JULY 22, 2014) – United Way of Defiance County will be giving away one free hot air balloon ride for two people, sponsored by State Bank. On August 1st, United Way will hide “Larry, the Live United gnome” somewhere in Defiance County. The first person to find Larry and bring him to the downtown Defiance State Bank lobby wins a 2 person hot air balloon ride to be scheduled Thursday, August 14th or Friday, August 15th before the Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival. The ride will be scheduled with a local company, Air Venture and commercial pilot, Mike McFarland.

General Motors and UAW BBQ Dinners Thursday, June 19th to Benefit United Way of Defiance County

General Motors and UAW are selling BBQ dinners to benefit United Way of Defiance County 2014 Community Campaign. Dinners must be pre-ordered and each meal includes 1/2 Chicken or Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coleslaw or Potato Salad, Dinner Roll and Butter for $8 per meal. Meals can be picked up on Thursday, June 19th between 11am - 12pm in the GM front lobby. Orders of 10 meals or greater will be delivered between 11am - 12pm.


To order please contact:

United Way

419-782-3510 | uwmarketing@defnet.com