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.
We have a volunteer opportunity for anyone that may be interested in helping out with the Shelby County Special Olympics on April 29th from 12:00-4:00pm at the Sidney Middle School. If you can help out just email Amy at Awest@ShelbyCountyUnitedWay.org or call the United Way office at 937-492-2101.
Join us for our next Networking in the County! Friday May 5th from 5-7:00 pm. Stop and shop at Re:Vive Home Décor & More at 2340 W. Michigan St. in Sidney. 10% of your purchase will go to POWER. It will be a fun and relaxing social hour with POWER ladies, guests are welcome. Contact Amy for further details at Awest@shelbycountyunitedway.org or call the United Way office at 937-492-2101.
POWERful YOU Membership Event is coming up! Please join us for a heart healthy lunch and our speaker Dr. Rehan Amed talk about heart health. Tuesday, May 16th from 11:30-1:00 pm at Wilson Health Professional Building Conference Room B. RSVP Amy at Awest@shelbycountyunitedway.org or call the United Way Office at 492-2101.
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!
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!
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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.