CINCINNATI, Ohio (January 17, 2022) —
Dear United Way Friends,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
Spoken 65 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama, those eloquent words are still relevant today in Greater Cincinnati.
What are you doing for others? It is a question I ask myself, not only today – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – but every day. How am I making my corner of the world a better place?
The country Dr. King dreamed of is still not a reality. That truth has been magnified over the past two years as our inequitable systems were exposed by the pandemic, showing we truly live in a world of deeper disparities.
That is why United Way of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to systems-changing work. We cannot stop at helping people meet their current needs – we must support them along a self-chosen path of progression, learning from those interactions and creating better systems that benefit everyone.
On this day, as we honor Dr. King, who did so much, let’s do a little to make our corner of the world a better place.
This great man, who led so many, left behind words that still lead us today.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati