How I LIVE UNITED I’m Victoria, from Gahanna.
I work in community affairs at a local bank, and I believe passionately in helping others through volunteering. I’m especially interested in making sure people have access to financial education and services. I’m a native Spanish speaker, so I volunteer to teach members of the Hispanic community about financial stability and financial literacy.
I’m also part of United Way’s efforts to bring financial stability to more people in central Ohio. I serve on several United Way committees that focus on financial stability, and I volunteer with the Franklin County EITC Coalition, which provides free tax preparation for low- and moderate-income people. This year, the coalition helped Franklin County residents get more than $2.4 million in returns and save almost $800,000 in preparation fees. That money is helping so many people become more financially stable and save for the future, and I feel good knowing I was a part of that. I’m an advocate for financial education. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.
open your heart. LEND YOUR MUSCLE.
FIND YOUR VOICE.
GIVE AN HOUR.
THINK OF WE BEFORE ME. reach out a hand to one and
INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL.
volunteer. 360 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-5485 Tel 614.227.2700 Fax 614.224.5835 TTY 614.227.2710
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 • 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 overcome barriers to accessing health and wellness services
• People live in safe neighborhoods
• 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 Abercrombie, or donate online at liveunitedcentralohio.org/af.
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 liveunitedcentralohio.org 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 liveunitedcentralohio.org/af for volunteer opportunities.