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United Way 211 answers hundreds of thousands of these types of calls every year.

The calls are from people trying to come and go to the emergency room, families seeking help to prevent eviction, parents making sure they have food on the table.

To celebrate Giving Tuesday with #GiveARideCincy, United Way of Greater Cincinnati is raising funds and awareness around the lack of reliable transportation and how this gap in basic needs is a major hurdle in preventing families from reaching self-sufficiency.



How can you #GIVEARIDECincy?

Give a Ride to people with healthcare, employment and food accessibility needs


  • Our goal is to raise funds for 1,500 Rides to help families get to a doctor, or free food pantry, or a job interview. Donate to Give a Ride campaign November 18 – December 3 by
  • When you give one ride ($15), you help a mom put food on the table, a senior to get to an important medical appointment, or help a father get to a job interview.
  • 1 Ride = $15 


Volunteer with us on Giving Tuesday, December 3 at Taft’s Brewporium from 5:30-7:30pm and help assemble Family Assistance Kits that will provide basic need items to those who need it most, and learn more about United Way 211 innovative transportation solution for people facing healthcare, employment and food accessibility needs.



Every day thousands of people across our community turn to United Way 211 for help on financial, domestic, health, critical transportation or disaster-related challenges. No matter the situation, the specialists at United Way 211 identify underlying problems, and connect people in need with resources and services in their community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Across our region, a lack of reliable, safe, and convenient transportation hinders tens of thousands of people’s ability to get good jobs, access healthcare, seek healthy food options, and more. Lack of transportation is holding low-income families back.

Ride United is a transportation access initiative, piloted in 2018 by United Way Worldwide in partnership with Lyft, that leverages the strengths of United Ways, the 211 network and partners to address unmet transportation needs for individuals and families across the U.S.

This year United Way of Greater Cincinnati became part of the market expansion efforts of Ride United. In 2020 thanks to the local sponsorship of TriHealth, United Way 211 will schedule, and dispatch limited free Lyft rides to people with specific healthcare, employment and food accessibility needs.






* Please note, 211 is not a medical crisis hotline. In the case of an emergency, please dial 911 immediately for assistance.