IMPACT & SUCCESS STORIES
What does your gift to the United Way do? It changes the lives of families and individuals for the better. Here are some of their personal stories.
United, We Can
Building a strong community where all people can thrive depends on your generous support.
LIVES CHANGED. FOR THE BETTER.
They say "it takes a village." That is truly the case with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. By leveraging your thoughtful gives, service, advocacy and our amazing network of agency partners, we were able to come together and change lives.
That's what it means to LIVE UNITED®.
Read the personal stories of change below.
STORIES OF CHANGE
Project Lift Helps Mother Rise Above Tragedy
Aswana lost her job during the pandemic and faced rebuilding her family's life for the second time. She couldn't afford basic needs but Project Lift had the answer.
Bella's Story: Finding a Fit in the Workplace
After high school, Bella worried about finding a job and being accepted. Thanks to United Way and partner agency New Horizons, Bella found her groove.
How Project Lift Saved Tierra & Her Family from Disaster
Tierra Harris, a mother of four, worked seven days a week living paycheck to paycheck. Then she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and could not get work or unemployment. Then she found Project Lift.
Alli's Inspiring Journey to Self-Sufficiency
After her youth was spent in financial uncertainty, thanks to United Way and partner Lincoln-Grant Scholar House, Alli's on the fast track to success and will soon graduate from NKU.
Project Lift Makes Kim's Dreams a Reality
After a fire destroyed her apartment and all her belongings, Kim Chenault was able to rise above poverty and purchase her own home thanks to help from UWGC's Project Lift.
LeAmber: Education Opportunities Transforms Family
LeAmber started college to be a teacher, but health and losing her home got in the way. United Way and partner Child Focus got her back on track and helped her daughters, too.
After tragedy struck Sarah's life with multiple blows, she turned to substance abuse. However, thanks to the United Way and our partner agencies, her life has been turned around for good.
Jewish Family Services
Like many organizations at the beginning of COVID-19, JFS noticed an uptick in requests for food and housing. This is how we helped overcome the pandemic harships.
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