Recent News

February 24, 2021
UNITED WAY AND PROJECT LIFT COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT FAMILIES

United Way will now operate Project Lift, formed in 2019 by the Cincinnati Childhood Poverty Collaborative. Project Lift is a public/private partnership providing a flexible, tailored, family-driven approach to remove barriers families face on their journey to greater financial stability.

January 05, 2021
Let’s continue to Live United in 2021

Throughout the turmoil and uncertainty, United Way of Greater Cincinnati – with your support – led our area’s response to the pandemic.

January 05, 2021
FAMILY OF EIGHT APPRECIATES CARES COORDINATION PROGRAM

Two incomes are needed to meet the monthly expenses in Candace R.'s Delhi Township household of eight. But when the 35-year-old preschool director got sick with COVID-19 in November and her wife had to quarantine, neither was able to work. During that stressful time, the family was grateful food was provided and bills were paid with the help of United Way of Greater Cincinnati's CARES Coordination Program.

January 05, 2021
IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC, AN ANSWER TO A PRAYER

The pandemic hit Annette Feagin’s family exceptionally hard. At her lowest point — when she was reeling from layoffs and a medical emergency — “I was taking it day by day,” she says, “praying something would come through.”

January 05, 2021
STUDENTS CONTINUE LEARNING THANKS TO DIGITAL EQUITY INITIATIVE

Carson Schneider is a straight-A eighth grader at Newport High School. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, he’s been in a classroom only one day this academic year. He completes assignments from home on a school-provided tablet.

January 05, 2021
INTERNET ACCESS: A CRUCIAL TOOL FOR KIDS LEARNING AT HOME

Eva Jenkins’ three school-age children — Ethan, 5; Andrew, 12; and Jade, 17 — received tablets from Pendleton County schools for remote learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. But as Eva points out, “The devices don’t do any good unless you have Wi-Fi or an internet connection.”

January 05, 2021
GROCERY GIFT CARD PROVIDED A “SMALL BLESSING” FOR SINGLE MOTHER

Most years, Nedia Mays’ family lends a hand for her church’s Thanksgiving food basket program for needy people by assisting with signups, pickups, or deliveries. This year was different, because she found herself on the receiving end of an offer to help.

January 05, 2021
GIFT CARD PROVIDED ‘A LIGHT IN ALL THE DARKNESS’

Ebony Turner works two jobs to support her family. But in the pandemic year of 2020 — a year she describes as “extremely trying” — she lost months of wages after being furloughed.

January 05, 2021
GIFT CARD HELPED FEED A FAMILY

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated what was already a difficult situation for Trina Turner. Since the death of an adult son in 2019, the Golf Manor resident has helped care for his children, one of whom was diagnosed with COVID-19.

January 05, 2021
A PANDEMIC SNAPSHOT: AN URGENT NEED AND A QUICK RESPONSE

In late winter of 2020, the burgeoning coronavirus crisis weighed heavily on Jennifer Steele. The CEO of Meals on Wheels Southwest OH & Northern KY pondered difficult questions: What if the agency had to shut down its commercial kitchen where it prepares meals?

January 04, 2021
NEW YEAR WILL TEST FOOD BANK'S ABILITY
TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS

Terry Perdue, executive director of Shared Harvest Foodbank, viewed the start of the new year as “a terrifying time. The need (for food) is still greater than what it was pre-pandemic.”

December 22, 2020
Another Milestone Reached

Seniors throughout our community – whether alone because of life circumstances or COVID-19 – will receive an uplifting note over the next few days.

December 21, 2020
CARES COORDINATION PROGRAM TARGETS URGENT COMMUNITY NEEDS

Referrals and meal and health kits are available for people affected by COVID-19

December 17, 2020
UNITED WAY REACHES $50 MILLION GOAL; POISED TO AID WITH COVID-19 RECOVERY AND REVITALIZATION

United Way of Greater Cincinnati reached the $50 million mark in its annual campaign today, assuring it has resources to help the Greater Cincinnati region recover and revitalize from the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 15, 2020
Meet Jacob

Meet Jacob. His face – and story -- will melt your heart. The 34th year of our annual Wish List partnership with The Cincinnati Enquirer has kicked off and the first wish comes from a 3-year-old boy whose mother hopes for a height-adjustable hammock chair stand and chair swing, along with a swimming vest.