Building Community. Engaging God. Serving Others.
We are dedicated to developing a deeply connected community focused on serving others, empowering leaders and mentors, and connecting organizations, as we honor God through heartfelt actions and authentic interactions.
Built on Service and Compassion
Emerging from a shared passion to serve our community, Caring and Serving Together (CAST) was established in 2011 by a group of everyday individuals, united by their love for God and their commitment to leading through service.
Over time, CAST has expanded to encompass numerous affiliate organizations and a remarkable network of serving partners spanning the sectors of education, business, nonprofit, healthcare, and technology.
Now CAST is situated in the One Center for Leadership in downtown Canton, Ohio, and comprises a diverse mix of business professionals, retirees, students, parents, educators, and community leaders, all sharing the conviction that we can create a positive impact in the lives of others by serving side by side.
The findings of a recent study conducted by Harvard suggest that long-term happiness can be attributed to two crucial factors: having warm and meaningful relationships with others and serving others. I love that CAST’s history is deeply rooted in both of these concepts. At its very core, CAST is all about serving others in a relational context. We work shoulder to shoulder with our friends, responding swiftly to local needs, and collectively striving to bring about positive change in the local community.
Sonja White | Executive DIRECTOR
Akron Canton Regional Foodbank
Patricia Hairston | Canton City Schools
Ken Brunner vividly shares his journey of collaboration and community impact with CAST. An idea blossomed into substantial action, creating a legacy of education, mentorship, and resourcefulness that continues to change lives in our community today.
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