Thank you for your contribution to United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2015 Giving Tuesday campaign! Together we raised $34,000! Whether you made an online donation or promoted the campaign through your social networks, you helped make a difference for someone in our community. Many of you gave beyond your previous annual commitment, and we are particularly humbled by your generosity.
We don’t just see people for who they are; we see them for who they can become. We are addressing generational poverty from the micro to the macro-levels of change; from dealing with the immediate need of hunger to the larger, systemic issues involving income and health care. Our Cleveland schools Wraparound program is a lens for viewing these issues and tying them to the most basic building block of a good life: education. Your Giving Tuesday donation bolsters this work well beyond the holiday season and into the futures of thousands of people in need. Over the past year, 98 percent of kids participating in United Way-funded literacy programs are now reading at grade level. And more than 90 percent of people who obtained employment through United Way-funded programs are keeping those jobs.
It’s exciting to remind you that every dollar you donated on Giving Tuesday was matched through a grant by Medical Mutual! Thank you for LIVING UNITED; we look forward to working with you again on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016!