Rally for Recovery

During times of crisis, when many are hurting, caring people across our community want to know how they can help. Rally for Recovery is a communitywide event for YOU from September 28 through October 2. Join us and thousands of your co-workers, friends and neighbors to learn about the challenges central Ohio is facing and how YOU can get involved.

Because what we do together today determines how we Live United tomorrow.
Let’s rally!

It's Up to All of Us

The effects of COVID-19 have disrupted our lives, but not to the same degree. While we have all experienced concern for our health and safety, thousands of families in our community can no longer meet their basic needs, impacting overall wellness and student success.

Rally for Recovery is designed to awaken central Ohio at all levels of charitable giving—from the highest levels of corporate giving to individual contributors like you. This is not a drill. United Way nonprofit partners need your financial support now more than ever before. By making a contribution this week, you can help ensure people will have access to food, shelter, education and so much more.

Thank you for your support.

Lisa S. Courtice, Ph.D., President & CEO, United Way of Central Ohio

How To Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in Rally for Recovery.
Donate, volunteer, participate and spread the word!


Our self-guided digital poverty simulation allows you to participate in the experience on your own time, while still developing a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poverty.

Start the self-guided tour here

Give through United Way

The surest way to address the need and make a difference is through donations.

Make a one-time donation or a recurring payment here or through your workplace campaign


Volunteers are vital to the strength and mission of United Way of Central Ohio, as well as to the strength of the community.

Explore our opportunities

Attend a Virtual Event

During Rally for Recovery, we are hosting many virtual events to provide insight into the needs of our community.

Register today


The upcoming election will directly impact the future of central Ohio.

Make sure your voice is heard by registering to vote and showing up to the polls

Spread the Word

Please spread the word about Rally for Recovery on your social media pages. Your support will benefit our nonprofit partners.

Use #RallyforRecovery and tag us

Our Events

Mon Sept 28
9-10AM Rally for Recovery – A Community UNITED Watch Here
12-1PM Breaking the Cycle - Poverty Simulation #1 Experience the Simulation
3-4PM Let's Lead United: Impact and Philanthropy Watch Here
Tue Sept 29
9-10AM Racial Equity: Now That We Know the What and the Why, Let’s Talk How. Watch Here
12-1PM COVID-19 and Demands for Racial Equity: Supporting our Students in Changing Times Watch Here
3-4PM Breaking the Cycle - Poverty Simulation #2 Experience the Simulation
Wed Sept 30
9-10AM Breaking the Cycle - Poverty Simulation #3 Experience the Simulation
12-1PM Columbus Metropolitan Club: Achieving Racial Equity in Your Nonprofit Organization Watch Here
3-4PM Leaders United: Leading the Way for a More Equitable Community Watch Here
Thu Oct 1
9-10AM Name a Single Columbus Historical Fact? You Can’t? You’re Not Alone. Watch Here
12-1PM Basic Needs During COVID: How Our Community's Safety Net is Adapting Watch Here
3-4PM Columbus is a Growing and Prosperous City. Yet Prosperity Eludes Many. Watch Here
Fri Oct 2
9-10AM The Business Case for Community Support

12-1PM Campaign Wrap Up Watch Here

Thank you to our telethon match sponsors:

Tune in to our telethons on 10TV and ABC6 Friday, October 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. to make a secure gift matched dollar for dollar by generous sponsors. Help provide relief and hope to local families!

Telethon powered by Nextivia

Participating Companies

The generous contributions made by local corporations and their employees is the lifeblood of United Way of Central Ohio. We are very grateful for their support.

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