CINCINNATI, Ohio (December 14, 2021) —
Dear United Way friends,
Every time I see a success story—someone we have supported on their chosen path to economic well-being—I cannot help but wonder how many more would welcome our engagement and support.
Daja Moore’s story is great. Seeking more economic stability and mobility than her part-time hospital job stocking medical supplies allowed, she connected with Project Lift. Her willingness to work hard and her desire for a better job, combined with Project Lift’s support, led to a 16-week phlebotomy course, six weeks of clinical training, state certification and a full-time job as a phlebotomist at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Project Lift is a United Way initiative that partners with organizations Greater Cincinnati residents know and trust to help families with emergency needs and long-term economic well-being. Project Lift sponsors listen to each family’s challenges, assist with short-term needs – rent, food, child care, utilities, transportation, etc. – and provide an ongoing support system as families work to increase their incomes and build long-term economic well-being. We learn from every co-created path to success, driving systems change so more families thrive in the future.
Moore now has financial stability and the chance for career advancement. Project Lift has supported more than 1,100 families since it was created more than two years ago, and there are hundreds of similar success stories.
Which brings me back to my original thought – how many more Daja Moores are in our community, just waiting for a chance with a program like Project Lift?
We are doing our best to find them. You can help. With your support, Project Lift will connect with even more families in 2022, supporting them on their self-chosen path to economic well-being.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati