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Ohio Prioritizes Healthy Food Access

Do you know where your next meal will come from? For nearly one in five Cuyahoga County residents, the answer may be no. Cuyahoga County had the highest number of food insecure residents in the state of Ohio in 2012, … Continue reading

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The waiting mentor

James Williams waited, appraising the activity around him but not engaged in it. Like the final game piece in a chess match, he waited. For seven years, Williams has been a volunteer with My Mentor My Friend. The program, funded … Continue reading

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Join us to Give the Basics in Cleveland for Giving Tuesday

We all understand the life requisites of food, clothing and shelter. But those who struggle to maintain those critical needs may find themselves unable to afford basics many of us take for granted; hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, … Continue reading

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Ricky Smith brings the hugs to Giving Tuesday

Ricky Smith hugs. Not demure “good to see you” hugs, but full-contact, arms locked, “love to see you” hugs. Like his comedy, his charity work and his personality, Smith’s hugs are in-your-face, premeditated and real. “Hugs and high-fives are the quickest, … Continue reading

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We’re Thankful For…

Every day is filled with reasons to give thanks! And the Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to share all the reasons we’re grateful. Here are things our team at United Way of Greater Cleveland and United Way Services of … Continue reading

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The #Unselfie

It’s the hashtag used on social networks to share random acts of kindness and selfless contributions. #Unselfie is also the motivation for #GivingTuesday. Oh, you haven’t heard? Just as Black Friday is the kickoff for holiday shopping, #GivingTuesday launches the … Continue reading

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2-1-1 service is line of defense for veterans in need

Military veterans seeking help from United Way 2-1-1 do not see it, but a special flag literally oversees their conversation. Tim Grealis, United Way of Greater Cleveland Veteran’s Line coordinator, works under a framed U.S. flag that honors his Uncle … Continue reading

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