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
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.
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 a Dream 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.
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.
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.
For Amanda Lewis, her hardship was overwhelming. After a divorce and having no place to call home, she knew she needed help with child care and finishing her education.