Each holiday season, United Way of Greater Cincinnati partners with The Cincinnati Enquirer on the Wish List, which provides  support to families and individuals in Greater Cincinnati who are in need.

Wish List stories will appear in The Enquirer print editions each Sunday and Monday throughout December. You can also find the stories linked below from Cincinnati.com, or on United Way’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. We hope you take a moment to read them and are inspired to share your generosity to support these local families through the Wish List.

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2019 Wish List Stories: 

3 year-old needs a safe place to sleep

Visually impaired child could use sensory tools

Veteran wants a better life for family

Teen, family need warmer clothes, new furniture and food

She still finds a way to smile

Mom of 3 wants to fix her smile to improve confidence, job prospects

Oakley resident born with rickets needs new wheelchair to remain independent

Family in debt after teen's sudden death, transporting her body to native Eritrea


2018 Wish List Stories: 

Foster Parents need help with repairs to aging van 

3 Year Old and Mom seek access to medical appointments for rare disorder

Father of 7 needs reliable transportation 

2 Year Old with rare genetic disorder needs developmental technology

Update: Martaisha goes to the ballet! 

Reliable transportation would help young mom succeed 

 7 Year Old doesn't remember drive-by shooting; attends weekly therapy 

Lower Price Hill woman misses walking; needs help getting around 

Braile device would open girl's world to books  


2017 Wish List Recipients:

St. Croix boy displaced by hurricanes Irma, Maria; finds home in Cincinnati

New NKY mother's need is a new car for a new job and an addiction-free life

Technology would help Colerain grandma raise 5 kids

Honduran immigrant mother needs wheelchair ramp for son

How to help this Hamilton mom as she stares down cancer

How to help 2-year-old Rhylinn Raven cope with cerebral palsy

All money donated to the Wish List is distributed by United Way. After wishes are granted, remaining funds go to assist people with similar needs throughout the year.


For inquiries please contact us at live.united@uwgc.org.