It’s been a tough few years. But we know individuals can change the world. They don’t need to be powerful CEOs or elected officials. They don’t even need to be adults. Just think about Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg, and the change they’ve made in the world through their advocacy for education for girls and for climate change.

That’s United Way of Central Ohio’s sweet spot. Our superpower is bringing people together to make positive, lasting change. We make it easy for you to take meaningful action that makes a difference. That can be volunteering for a program that helps kids improve their reading skills. Or spreading the word about programs like Tax Time that help lift low-income households out of poverty. Or investing in solutions that create long-lasting systemic change in our community, like Success by Third Grade.

Positive change is happening. But it doesn’t just happen. Change is created together.

People like you are the ones who make change happen.
Start today by choosing one or more of the opportunities below.

How You Can Help:

End Of Year Gift

Your one-time or recurring donation strengthens local families and provides their children with opportunities to achieve student success. NEW OPTION: connect your debit or credit card and the round up from your purchases will add up to make a big impact throughout 2023!

Holiday In-Person and Virtual Volunteering

Nonprofits are determined to make the season bright for the people they serve. But they need volunteers to make it happen. You can bake cookies, write encouraging notes to educators, create wreaths, stuff stockings, join Christmas Cares, Unions Share to pack and distribute food to 3,500 families and much more!

Annual Holiday Drive

United Way's nonprofit partners are eager to make this holiday season brighter for children and families in central Ohio, and they need your help! You can support this effort by purchasing items from the wish lists linked to each nonprofit. Want to make a larger impact than buying a few items? Adopt an agency and fulfill its entire list by rallying your friends, family or co-workers! All of the requested items will be shipped directly to the corresponding organization, who will distribute them to families in need this holiday season.

Thank you for caring about central Ohio’s families and children this holiday season. Together we’re building a brighter future for central Ohio.

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