Recent News

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 29, 2020
NFL's "Fans in the Stands" Super Bowl Promotion

We are inviting you, the game changers in our communities, to be a part of Super Bowl LV by uploading a photo of yourself that will be printed as a fan in the stands. Deadline to upload is January 4, 2021

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
$25M INVESTMENT SUPPORTS SYSTEM-CHANGING WORK FOR FAMILIES

I am tremendously humbled and grateful national philanthropist MacKenzie Scott singled out United Way of Greater Cincinnati this week for a $25 million investment in our community.

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.

December 14, 2020
Northern Kentucky Do Gooders Make Their Community A Better Place

Thirteen individuals and companies received Do Good awards from United Way of Greater Cincinnati Tuesday, recognizing their great work improving the Northern Kentucky community.

December 14, 2020
Time is running out for a 100% tax deduction: make a gift and eliminate your income tax in 2020

The CARES Act provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for charitable giving. It allows donors to deduct up to 100 percent of their adjusted gross income. Gifts must be made by Dec. 31 in cash to a qualifying charity.

December 14, 2020
Virtual Product Drive

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing ongoing financial challenges for our community, the urgency for basic-need items continues to grow.

December 14, 2020
GIFT CARD PROVIDED FOOD FOR FURLOUGHED MOTHER AND HER TEENS

Luz Medina has worked as a housekeeper all her adult life, but amid the coronavirus outbreak last March, she was furloughed from her job at a local hotel. The divorced mother, who has two teenagers at home, applied for assistance but faced a time lag before it commenced. She desperately needed immediate help.