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Moira's Message: Helping People Where They Live, Work and Worship

UWGC established a Community Engagement function to diversify and expand our partnerships. And it's working.
August 17, 2021
Video Credit: United Way of Greater Cincinnat.

Dear friends,

Our continuing discussion of United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s impact over the past year now turns to our strategy of empowering families to receive help where they live, work and worship.

We invested more than $1 million through this strategy and also distributed more than $1 million in donated goods. We engaged and supported 678 partners and 1,275 volunteers.

This strategy was about being accessible – both making it easier to access our support and opening that support to more people. Key to its success was establishing a Community Engagement function at United Way to diversify and expand our partnerships. That team, and others within our organization, helped us:

✓   Empowering Families to Get Help Where They Live, Work and Worship

✓   $152,000 in grants to 220 faith-based partners

✓   $41,500 in grants to 19 early education providers and similar organizations located across Greater Cincinnati.

✓   Nearly 1 million masks and other personal protection equipment to 400 educational and community partners

✓   2,400 households received food and critical household items, by partnering with community organizations to host mobile pantries in Ohio’s Clermont and Brown counties.

Of course, this is all in addition to the impact we discussed in the previous couple of weeks, providing direct relief and supporting the nonprofit system of care, and our normal work through our partner agencies.

I am excited about our work in this area – meeting people where they live, work and worship. We are engaging new partners and reaching new people. We are ensuring our commitment to support ALL people throughout Greater Cincinnati on their path to economic well-being.

As always, we could not do it without your support. Thank you for enabling this tremendous community impact.


Moira Weir

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