What You Can Do

We can talk endlessly about breaking the cycle of poverty, but to make a difference, everyone in our community — individuals, organizations and companies — needs to take action.

United Way of Greater Cleveland wants to make it simple for all of us to do just that. Your action can be a monetary contribution. It can be the donation of your time and energy. It can be a call to an elected official to stand against poverty-related issues. However you decide to take action, United Way is coordinating these efforts to make it easy for you to connect and join forces with the passionate community members working to make lasting changes in Greater Cleveland.



 “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou