Dozens of small hands worked to create colorful stoplight safety signs to share with families and classmates. Last fall, Cincinnati Children’s employees volunteered at the Brighton Center, a United Way-supported agency, teaching kindergarteners about pedestrian safety during a Community Care Days event.

Volunteering for Community Care Day projects is just one way Cincinnati Children’s supports the United Way. As a not-for-profit organization, Cincinnati Children’s recognizes that we must reach beyond our own needs and dedicate ourselves to supporting organizations like the United Way to further benefit residents of our community.

Thanks to the generosity of its employees, Cincinnati Children’s is consistently a top giver for the Greater Cincinnati United Way campaign, placing eighth in 2011.

The fundraising efforts are successful, in part, because of the enthusiasm of the many employee volunteers who donate countless hours over and above their daily work. In 2009, 27 steering committee members, 21 patient services committee members, and 233 campaign captains worked to make the campaign a success.

Employees also completed 57 Community Care projects in 2009 – a total of nearly 1,264 hours of volunteer service. Encouraging staff to volunteer for the United Way during regular business hours further demonstrates Cincinnati Children’s commitment to the community.