United, We Can

Building a strong community where all people can thrive depends on your generous support.

Moira's Message: What Does United Way Do?

This brief video answers all of the questions.
March 9, 2021
Video Credit: United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Dear United Way friends,

We are fortunate to have tens of thousands of donors across our region who trust in us and support our work. They know we are helping. They know we make our community a better place.

But do they really know what United Way of Greater Cincinnati does and how we use their money?

Here’s the United Way difference: we take your donor dollar and stretch it further, working on systemic solutions that go beyond helping any single individual. With the United Way, we take what we learn from helping one person and apply it to changing the system so we help all in that situation.

We convene – social service agencies, businesses, governments, donors, faith-based organizations, community based-organizations and many others – and attack problems from many different angles. We deploy volunteers. We advocate for public policy. We fund services and solutions with donor dollars.

During the pandemic, it was clear those forced into long-term unemployment were unable to pay their rent and risked homelessness. Here at United Way of Greater Cincinnati, we attacked this problem in many ways:

  • Funded basic-need services

  • Disseminated information on helpful services through our 211 helpline

  • Partnered with the Family Independence Initiative to distribute more than $700,000 in rent and other financial assistance

  • Partnered with our United Way Worldwide office to successfully lobby for a national moratorium on evictions

This is just one example of how United Way is different. It is one example of your donor dollar going further.

We developed a short video that helps tell our story. I hope you enjoy.

Sincerely,
Moira Weir
President/CEO
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United, We Can

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

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