2024 Orrville Area United Way Annual Events

CommUNITY Thank You Signs


Recognizing and appreciating our many individual and business donors!

Volunteer Appreciation Open House

Tuesday, April 16th | 3:30pm-6:30pm

Over 250 volunteers donate 2,255 hours to Orrville Area United Way. Join us for a casual open house at Smith Orr Homestead as we celebrate those who are the heart of our organization.

Day of Caring

Wednesday, May 1st | 8:00am-12:00pm

We are excited to continue this UNITED day of service in our CommUNITY! We hope you will join us!

Popsicle Paloozza

Tuesday, July 2nd

Join us before the Orrville parade for popsicles, music, and more.

2025 Grant Release Meeting

Tuesday, July 16 | 8:30am-10:30am

The 2025 Grant Release meeting is hosted at the Orrville Area United Way office. A representative must attend the release meeting as a request to apply for a 2025 grant. More information on eligibility and guidelines to become an Orrville Area United Way partner can be found here.

2025 Campaign Kick-Off

Wednesday, August 14th | 11:00am-1:00pm

We have a new location for Campaign Kickoff this year - The Smith Orr Homestead. The 2025 Campaign Kickoff will occur as we begin to fundraise for next year's campaign. We will distribute materials to our OAUW volunteers who will contact individuals and businesses in our area for donations.

United Way Week

TBD September

A great opportunity to join with friends, coworkers, family, and neighbors to do good in the communities we live and work in at a time that fits your schedule. Be creative! Big or small, acts of service add up to making significant change in our community! Orrville High School athletics will share impact stats at all the home JV and Varsity games this week. Come visit us at the concession stand as we volunteer at a Friday night football game! We are excited to celebrate Orrville Area United Way impact throughout our CommUNITY!

Orrville's Home for the Holiday's

Friday, November 29th | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Kick off the holiday season and spend an evening in Downtown Orrville for the Home for the Holiday's Event. This annual fun-filled evening will be held on Friday, November 29th. Spend an evening with your family in beautiful Downtown Orrville enjoying the sights and sounds of the season. Be sure to stop by the Orrville Area United Way office to visit with "Percy the Penguin."

Dalton Holiday Festival

December 6th-8th

The Dalton Holiday Festival provides the Christmas Spirit to generations of visitors - young and old alike. The festival is always the first weekend in December and comprises various events for all age groups. Featuring the "Coolest Parade in Ohio," they showcase their pageant, a craft show, entertainment, and the finest homemade baked goods. Be sure to look for Percy as you wach the parade!