The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s goal is to connect people with purpose. In partnership with Cincinnati Cares, we are committed to connecting and supporting, inspiring and innovating and thinking big!
Cincinnati Cares makes it easy for those who want to help to connect with the diverse variety of ways to help and to make an impact in our community. This includes aligning the goals of donors, past and present, with community needs and championing greater support for projects,
initiatives, and organizations who make our region even greater.
Find Your Passion through Ways to Help
Second Saturday Workday, Wege Foundation
City Year Detroit start of service
LCCA Golf Outing
9/11 Honor Run 5K
Bring Hope and Healing to abuse girls
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Event
Prairie Pathway Nature Walk
My Sister's Keeper 48203
The MLK Day Leap for Literacy Project will promote literacy through reading and writing, and building libraries at two facilities which house vulnerable populations, Naomi's Nest shelter for women and Villa at the Park nursing home.
Class Act Detroit
Volunteers will host learning events for youth that include expressing themselves through art, music and poetry while learning about MLK. Youth will present their music and dance ability by putting on a community presentation that includes lessons on equity and inclusion.
T Rose Foundation
The T Rose Foundation will host a state-wide virtual event where youth participate in a writing activity with professional writers to express what the MLK dream means to them.
Honey Creek Community School (HCCS)
The Honey Creek Community School will host a MLK Service Day event to ensure all residents, families, and students have the ability to serve. The event will feature stations where individuals can share their skills and can participate in multiple service projects to create needed items that will be donated to local organizations.
Macomb Foster Closet
Birthday Party Bags for Children in Foster Care. 150 youth will create birthday bags for youth in foster care. Bags will contain gifts and all the essentials for a birthday party, from cake mix, candles and party favors.
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
Bridging Generations. Youth will write the life stories for residents at Turning Brook Senior Center. To help the Caregivers learn about the residents' lives, youth will organize an event that highlights the seniors past contributions and personal accomplishments such as military service, careers, and family life for each senior to help caregivers build more personal connections with those they are providing care.
United Way of the Lakeshore INC.
Generations Over Dinner will be a multi-faceted volunteer opportunity that honors Dr. King by fostering a sense of constructive action, civic participation, and belonging while combating the corrosive effects of hate on our democracy and safety. Generations Over Dinner is a global initiative to create meaningful multi-generational experiences and conversations.
Military blankets for our Veterans. Volunteers will sew and knit military themed blankets for veterans in hospice to honor their service to our country at the end of their lives.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Zeta Beta Zeta Chapter
Zeta Beta Zeta's Dove Project. The Dove Project will provide companionship, home cleaning and small repair projects for seniors. The project will also have volunteers create a gift basket for each senior with items made by members and volunteers to bring comfort to homebound seniors.
Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan Inc.
The YouthWorks Conservation Corps will serve at Reining Liberty Ranch to do a deep cleaning in the barns for the therapy animals. The farm serves veterans, military, youth and families to provide animal assisted therapy and serves as a local center for environmental stewardship events.
The Suicide Prevention and Awareness Project is a multi-approach learning program targeted to bring awareness and prevention measures to adults and youth. The program will be held in Benzie County for local educators and students. Incorporated into the presentations, volunteers will engage in a social media campaign to spread awareness and details on available resources.
Mott Community College
Mott's Office of Experiential Learning and two student organizations (Phi Theta Kappa and the Black Student Union) will host an afternoon of No-Sew blanket making for two local shelters.
United Way of Bay County
1/08/24 to 1/12/24
Youth Shelter Comforts. Youth will organize a drive on behalf of the Good Samaritan Shelter to collect comfort items for youth who are experiencing homelessness. The youth volunteers will fill backpacks with collected items and paint a bookcase for the shelter to store the comfort bags.
AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program
MLK Resource Fair & Board Up Event. AmeriCorps members along with community volunteers will board up and clean up blighted properties in Detroit and host a community wellness event that includes distributing healthy food, cooking demonstrations, air quality resources and exercise activities.
Peace Tree Parks
1/13 & 1/15
Peace Tree Parks and Say Play Detroit will develop a garden onsite at a school. Youth will learn about gardening through a curriculum with age appropriate lessons to educate youth about gardening and the benefits of growing food.
Vision Fair Foundation
Volunteers will be packing lunches for St. Aloysius Homeless Outreach program. Volunteers can also participate in a coat and personal care items drive for Redford Interfaith Relief.
TrueNorth Community Services
Soup for the Soul. Volunteers will create dried soup packets for a food pantry on MLK Day.
Cherry Street Services Inc.
Cherry Health AmeriCorps members and volunteers will pack 2400 Supper Packs for the Kids' Food Basket, a local organization that provides food for children experiencing food insecurity.
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Volunteers to Support VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program). This project will have volunteers canvasing neighborhoods to inform 2,500 households about free tax assistance.
Allen Neighborhood Center
Monday, January 15, at 10-4 PM
Lansing Eastside Community Engagement. This project includes several activities from painting the neighborhood center, distributing the center’s newsletter and starting seedlings for the greenhouse.
United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula
Saturday, January 20, from 4-6 PM
Show Me the Money event will be held to help local of residents of all ages to access resources and information to build economic security and improve financial literacy. The event is hosted by the local united way with help from youth from Malcolm High School.