Dear United Way friends,
I’ve heard it over and over during my first seven months at United Way of Greater Cincinnati: What can I do to help?
This once-in-a-lifetime pandemic spurred a quest in many of us to do more for our neighbors and community.
Some of the pandemic’s greatest impact was felt by local restaurants, breweries and other service-industry businesses. At United Way – where we lead efforts to help social services agencies and those who use them – we wondered, too, if we could help those businesses.
The Way Forward, our first ever incentive program, is our answer. We are partnering with local businesses to offer discounts to United Way donors, hoping to spur new donors and customers at a time when both are desperately needed.
Among the first businesses to sign on: Montgomery Inn, Keystone Bar and Grill, Dead Low Brewing, Rhinegeist Brewery, HomeMakers Bar, OTR Chili and Carmatillie Chocolates.
New donors who give at least $100 or existing donors who increase their annual gift by 10 percent will qualify for the discounts, which could be 5 percent, 10 percent, 15 percent or even more. Qualifying donors can use the pass throughout 2020-2021. It is unique to them and cannot be shared.
United Way donors care about their communities. They give. They advocate. They volunteer. Now, they can go a step further by helping both United Way and locally owned businesses impacted by COVID-19. United is the way to recovery.
To learn more, visit UWGC.org/TheWayForward.
Moira Weir, President/CEO
United Way of Greater Cincinnati