Annual Report 2009 Mission Statement: To create the organized capacity for people to care for one another. 416 Columbus Avenue Sandusky, Ohio 44870 419.625.4672 www.uwerieco.org HIGHLIGHTS OF 2009 United Way of Erie County as a Community Leader and Collaborator 2009: positioned to identify critical issues in the community. collaborated with other community entities. established initiatives that enable people to build stronger lives. Save Our Homes Task Force United Way of Erie County collaborated with businesses, social service agencies, and government officials to discuss issues and concerns facing local homeowners. In 2009, Foreclosure Seminars and telephone banks offered information and assistance to over 60 homeowners. Additionally, the Task Force created Mortgage Foreclosure brochures and bookmarks and distributed them throughout the community. United Way of Erie County is a participant of the Erie County 2-1-1 Collaborative Board with representatives from several organizations. 2-1-1, launched in 2006, is the county’s premiere 24/7 informational and referral hotline. In 2009, 2-1-1 handled 2295 calls. The top 5 needs in Erie County, as identified by 2-1-1 were: housing assistance, utility assistance, food, prescriptions and transportation. United Way of Erie County is the local point of contact for Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB). With assistance of OBB staff, training programs were provided for 15 agency staff. In addition to promoting Ohio Benefit Bank in the community, United Way volunteers provided free tax assistance to 20 individuals. Erie County Community Council United Way of Erie County working with the Volunteer Center and Sandusky Regional Planning, has re-established Erie County Community Council. The Council meets six times per year and provides a forum for not-for-profit agencies to meet, network and engage in discussion. Sandusky School Uniform Drive: In collaboration with Sandusky City Schools, the Volunteer Center, and the Salvation Army, uniforms were provided to 25 youth whose families were unable to afford to purchase uniforms. Stamp Out Hunger: On May 9th, United Way partnered with Sandusky Post Office Letter Carriers and collected over 7100 pounds of food for delivery to Care and Share. Day of Caring: United Way of Erie County hosted Days of Caring on June 19th, 20th and 26th. Days of Caring provided an opportunity for local residents and business members to make a “hands on” impact with five local United Way Partner agencies. Volunteers performed tasks that partner agencies may not otherwise have the manpower or funds to accomplish. Volunteers from Aeropostale mentored families and played with children at Volunteers of America Crossroads Shelter. Volunteers also provided maintenance work for Cancer Services and served meals at the Senior Center. Additionally, all 220 Freudenberg-NOK employees participated by doing yard work for a group home owned by Erie Residential Living and assisted the Red Cross with the Great American Bicycle Adventure. In addition employees donated their time by contributing needed items to the wishlists of Safe Harbour, Kinship and Cancer Services. Make a Difference Day United Way of Erie County, partnered with Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank, First Presbyterian Church and the Sandusky Register for the “Helping Neighbors in Need Project. “ Collection took place prior to October 24 th. On October 24th, over 40 individuals volunteered their time to sort over 16,000 pounds of food and personal hygiene items which were distributed to nine food pantries in Erie County. United Way of Erie County Board and Staff 2009 Board of Directors Phyllis Bransky Citizens Banking Co. Meg Chrislip Business Banking Officer, First Merit Bank Thomas E. Darden Retired Pastor Patrick Deville, Past President President, Buckeye CableSystem Sandi Foster Retired COO/CNO Fremont Memorial Hospital Justin Harris Attorney, Reminger Law Firm Twila M. Johnson Retired, Delphi Chassis Daniel R. Keller Past V.P., Cedar Point Sue Kimball Financial Counselor, Firelands Regional Medical Center Lynne Gast King Asst. Law Director, Sandusky Peter P. Kowalski, Jr., Board Vice President Vice President, Mack Iron Works Co. Ben K. Lindsley John Hancock Financial M. Lee McDermond, Jr. Retired, City of Huron John Moldovan, Board President President, Chamber of Commerce George L. Mylander Retired, School Administrator & City Official Charles M. Pascoe Retired, United Pascoe Insurance Douglas D. Phares Publisher, Sandusky Register George J. Poulos Poulos & Associates Architects Kevin Ralofsky CEO, VacationLand Federal Credit Union Carole Romp Stein Hospice Dan Schiefley Dan Schiefley Real Estate Susan Schultz Schultz Designs Greg Sherman, Board Treasurer Sherman Gov’t Financial Services Leroy Sizemore, J Retired, City of Sandusky Comm. J. William Springer Industrial Nut Corporation Leon J. Wieber Retired, KeyBank/Sandusky Ad Hoc Member Richard A. Hargrave Vice Pres. & CFO, Sandusky International, Inc. The staff of United Way of Erie County would not be able to do all that we do without the support of the Board of Directors. This group of dedicated volunteers attends monthly board meetings and participates on one or two of seven committees – Business & Operations, Finance, Community Investment Committee, Audit Committee, Marketing & Development, Executive, and Campaign. 2009 Staff Pamela Colbert-Brumbaugh, Executive Director Juanita Fenton – Financial Assistant – Retired March, 2009 Ashley Schultz – Administrative Assistant –through October Mary Bird – Administrative Assistant Corporate and Business Donors for 2009/2010 Top 10 Corporate/Business Contributors Buckeye Cable System Citizen’s Bank KBI-Kylos Bearing* Sandusky City Schools* BGSU Firelands* Firelands Reg. Med Center Meijer Cedar Point FirstEnergy State Employees Corporate/Business Contributors Allstate Insurance Co.** Balconi Monuments Inc.* Brady Electric, Inc. * Brown, Leo F. Plumbing * Center for Cultural Aware** Crafts Lake View Lane * Day’s and Associates, LTD * EHOVE ** Fifth Third Bank First National Bank ** GW Samaha Antiques * Gordon Food Service Gundlach Sheet Metal Herman’s Furniture ** Huron Browns Backers * Industrial Nut ** Key Bank Label Aid/Paper Res * Marconi’s Restaurant * Mielke Furniture Repair, Inc * Nemecek Insurance ** Ohio Veterans Home ** Pfeil Funeral Homes, Inc * RS Office Solutions * Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill ** Sandusky Fence * Guard Rail * Sandusky Register Sandusky YMCA ** Toft Dairy Co. Inc * Uncl Diks Inc * Wal-Mart Stores Alzheimer’s Support Group* American Red Cross ** Bayshore Counseling ** Big Brothers/Big Sisters** Breckenridge Kitchen Equip. * Bridgestone/Firestone ** Busch & Thiem ** Catholic Charities ** City of Sandusky ** Colonial Gardens* DPD Enterprises, Inc. * Dawson Companies ** Delahunt Appraisal * Ebert’s Garage * Elder Beerman Erie County Offices ** First Federal Savings ** First Merit ** Foster Chevrolet * Fresch Electric, Inc * Girl Scouts NE Ohio ** Goodyear Tire & Rubber** Grange Insurance ** Groff Funeral Home * H & R Block * Hammer-Huber * Hohler Furnace & Sheet Metal * Home Savings Huron Local Schools ** Huron Market * JC Penny Store Janotta & Herner * KinShip, Inc. ** Kuns Dairy Farm * Law Brothers Autobody * Mack Iron Works Margaretta Schools ** Mental Health & Recovery ** Modern Dry Kleeners * Murray & Murray Co. LPA* News-2-You OE Meyer Co * Payne Nickles & Company * Perkins Local Schools ** Poulos & Associates Arch. * Prentice Family Chiropractic * Raymond Schaefer, Inc * Sandusky Central Cath. School Sandusky Erie Co. Community Foundation ** Sandusky International ** Sandusky Machine & Tool * Sandusky Steel & Supply Sandusky Sweeper Service * South Shore Marine * Spoerr Precast Concrete * Toft Funeral Home * UPS ** Volunteer Center ** Vounteers of America NW Ohio** Wolfe’s Bow Wow Boutique * Berardis Family Kitchen Danny Boys Eatery Jim’s Pizza Box Max & Erma’s The Pie Factory 2009/2010 Dine-Out Participants Chet and Matt’s Eats N Treats Kalahari Kahunaville Mr. Smith’s Coffee House Qdoba’s * Corporate Gift Only ** Employee Gift Only Cold Creek Café Homestead Inn Lee’s Perkins Restaurant Zinc Brasserie No Asterisk-Corporate & Employee Gift How Donations Were Used in 2009 Total Income for 2009 $708,403.00 United Way of Erie County 2009 Expenses 7% 8% 85% Program Management Fundraising Funded Programs ARC of Erie County Advocacy for individuals with disabilities Bayshore Counseling Services Disaster Services, Services to Armed Forces, Mental Health & Alcohol/Drug Abuse Support Sandusky Area Alzheimer’s Support Group Community Education, Respite Care American Red Cross, Firelands Chapter Blood Collections, Health & Safety, Volunteers, Youth Programs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie-Seneca Cos. One-to-One Mentoring Cancer Services Patient Services Center for Cultural Awareness School Suspension/Expulsion Program Erie County Senior Center Transportation Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Girl Scout Leadership Experiences Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter Shelter Services Salvation Army Mobile Ministry, General Assistance Sandusky Area YMCA Scholarship Program Volunteers of America Crossroads Shelter Boy Scouts/Heart of Ohio Council Scouting & Scout Reach Programs Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo Adult Advocacy Services Erie County CASA Child Court Advocates Erie Residential Living Program Medication & Food Assistance Kinship Supervised Visits & Exchanges Salvation Army- Huron & Milan Service Units Basic Needs Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill Industries Organizational Employment The Volunteer Center Volunteer Programs and Coordination 2-1-1 Informational & Referral Hotline Annual Audits can be reviewed on our website: www.uwerieco.org or by contacting the office.