Passionate. Optimistic. Women. Encouraging. Results.

Our mission is to build a powerful force of women philanthropists who develop financial resources, unite in service
and are advocates for programs and initiatives that benefit children and their families in Shelby County.

Women of Shelby County! Why Don't You Join Us?
POWER Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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help in Shelby County.

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The POWER Membership Appreciation Event is Thursday August 3rd from 6-7:30pm at Morrie’s Landing.  Please join us and enjoy food and drinks while listening to Journey 2 Wellness out of Ft. Loramie present on women and children’s health as well as an overview of their services they offer.

RSVP Amy at or call the United Way Office at 492-2101.

Membership Appreciation Event Flyer

Through collaborations between the Shelby County United Way, our community partners and members we consistently have new projects and opportunities developing. Below are but a sampling of the types of volunteer opportunities available to P.O.W.E.R. members. Visit our Projects Page for more of our most recent projects.

The Born Learning Trail Project (BLT)

BORN Learning Trails (BLTs) are designed to help adults interact with children to boost language, literacy and physical activity. Since 2013 POWER has been instrumental in the construction of 3 Born Learning Trails in Shelby County. The original trail is in Sidney’s Tawawa Park, Baumgardner Basin. In early 2016, the Fort Loramie BLT opened next to their Library, and Anna, Ohio dedicated their BLT in October. It is located in the Anna Community Park on SR 119.

Interested in having a Born Learning Trail in your community? Click here!

ImagLibThe Imagination Library

Imagination Library is an early literacy program for children under the age of 5 started by Dolly Parton. At no cost to the family, an age appropriate book is mailed monthly to the family’s address. Studies show children enrolled in Imagination Library are better prepared for kindergarten, are read to more often, and have more books and visits to the local libraries than children not enrolled. POWER has been a sponsor to this this program since its inception in 2015. Register your child today!


How do we continue to encourage literacy and education in children as they enter Kindergarten? The ladies of POWER have sponsored the Kindergarten students at Longfellow Elementary. By assisting with weekly tutoring, sponsoring needed supplies, monthly ‘learning labs’ and ‘Feed the Family’ nights these children are getting a positive first experience with our community’s educational system and developing the skills needed to be engaged and excited about education.