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United Way of Central Ohio


HOW TO LIVE UNITED: join hands.

I’m Ariana, from grandview. I’m a banker, and I’m originally from Mexico, so in my spare time I help the Hispanic community with tax preparation and English as a Second Language. It’s very hard to come into a country where you don’t know the culture. Growing up as an immigrant, I feel the need to help out fellow immigrants.

open your heart. LEND YOUR MUSCLE.


I got involved in volunteering because of my mother, who was the director of international programs at an Ohio college. They called her the “mother of all the international students,” and we would come home to find our couches or beds missing, because she had given them away or loaned them to someone in need.

Give 10% Give 100%

Give 110%.

Yo siento que es mi obligacion ayudar a la gente. I feel like it’s my obligation to help people. It’s a good feeling to do things for other people. I give my time. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.


360 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-5485 Tel 614.227.2700 Fax 614.224.5835 TTY 614.227.2710


THINK OF WE BEFORE ME. reach out a hand to one and


Advancing the Common Good United Way of Central Ohio is working to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, enough income to support a family through retirement, good health, and a safe place to live. United Way’s Community Impact Fund supports ongoing programs that focus on improving lives in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Home. We bring together a broad range of community partners to ask questions, brainstorm solutions and develop a common vision to solve our community’s most pressing problems. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. Join us. Invest your money, use your voice, and volunteer your time to advance the common good for all of us.

Creating opportunities for a

good life for all by focusing on: Education    Income



• Young children enter kindergarten physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively prepared to succeed

• People overcome barriers to accessing health and wellness services

• People live in safe neighborhoods

• Youth graduate from high school well-prepared for additional learning and productive careers

• People achieve financial stability • People in crisis have access to emergency food, shelter and financial assistance

• People maintain healthy nutrition and physical fitness

• People live in safe and decent housing • The community is prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies in a coordinated and comprehensive way

Be Part of the Change GIVE

Giving to United Way of Central Ohio’s Community Impact Fund is the easiest and most powerful way to improve lives and build a stronger community. Each individual gift adds up. Give through payroll deduction at your workplace, or donate online at


You can make change happen with your voice. Get informed. Tell your friends. Write a letter to the editor. United Way needs people who are passionate about helping others to speak out. Sign up for United Way’s newsletter at so you can be in the know about advocacy opportunities in central Ohio.


Volunteer your time and talents to make a difference in people’s lives in central Ohio. Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Share a talent. Lend a hand. You’ll make a difference. Visit for volunteer opportunities.