Category Archives: United Way 2-1-1

Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED!

Another successful annual meeting! Every year in early March, we gather with 1,000 of our friends – donors, advocates and volunteers – as the official conclusion to United Way’s annual campaign. The theme this year was “What happens when we … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, Charitable Giving & Tax Deductions

In true Throwback Thursday fashion, I’m reminiscing about my testimony before Congress, two years ago, to maintain the charitable deduction. Did you know your financial contribution to United Way’s work in education, income and health or another qualified nonprofit organization, … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Extreme Winter Conditions

As record low temperatures and wind chills continue to grip Northeast Ohio, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. By being proactive and taking the proper precautions, you can minimize the dangers presented by severe cold weather. When the … Continue reading

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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 #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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Youth Pages goes mobile – a tough crowd to connect with…

Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Kik Messenger … Youth Pages? We’ve got the info youth need – but how do we deliver? After 10+ years of producing a printed resource book – United Way 2-1-1 gets on board with mobile and now … Continue reading

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