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A Letter from our President

On July 4, 1776, 56 delegates of the Continental Congress met to sign the Declaration of Independence, authored by Thomas Jefferson. The purpose of the document was to announce and explain the separation from Great Britain and thus our nation was born. The sources and interpretation of the Declaration has been the subject of much scholarly inquiry. The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III.  


Having served its original purpose in announcing independence, references to the Declaration were few over the next eighty years. Abraham Lincoln made it the centerpiece of his Gettysburg Address of 1863, and his policies. Since then, it has become a well-known statement on human rights, particularly its second sentence:


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness"


Since that day, 238 years have passed. Over the years many have fought for our freedom and we are forever indebted. Let us not forget we live in the greatest country in the world and the most generous. When there is a need we are ready to give money and volunteer to help people both locally and internationally.  


Much has changed over 238 years but many things have stayed the same.  Still some of our neighbors don't have a warm bed to sleep in, food on the table or live in a loving stable environment. It takes all of us, working together, as we always have done to create change in our communities.


Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.


A quality education is essential to obtaining and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. An income adequate to pay for today's necessities and save for the future will help families become financially stable. Connecting to affordable services keeps children on track in school and adults productive at work.  


So as you celebrate with your families over the 4th of July don't forget our neighbors. Your support of Butler County United Way is the most powerful investment you can make in our community. When you choose Butler County United Way as your partner in giving, you choose the best way to achieve results and make a difference right here in Butler County. Your gift does more than just support people who are in urgent need right now - you also support meaningful, lasting change that impacts the entire community.


I wish all of you a Happy 4th of July!



Golf United Classic

Join us on the Greens!

Butler County United Way's                     6th Annual Golf Outing

Friday, August 8, 2014

For more information please contact Mitchell Willis @ (513) 863-0800 or [email protected]



Hundreds of Out-of-State Volunteers Repair  47 Homes


Nearly 350 teens and their adult leaders arrived in Hamilton on Sunday, June 15 for the Hamilton Group Workcamps Home Repair Blitz Week sponsored by Butler County nonprofit Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF) and the Group Cares Foundation.  Volunteers were sponsored by their home churches and the young adults and their adult leaders have committed to helping the Hamilton area residents as a demonstration of their faith.  The teens traveled from Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska and Arizona and stayed for one week at Garfield Middle school.  Local volunteers joined the teens to help complete repairs and mobility modifications on Hamilton area homes during a weeklong home repair blitz, June 15-21 to improve the living conditions for low-income senior citizens, people with disabilities, and struggling families with small children who are financially and physically unable to make the repairs. With the help of the Butler County community, the campers donated more than 9,180 service hours doing projects like porch and step repair, handicap-ramp construction, interior and exterior painting, weatherization, light carpentry, siding repair and yard work. 


"These jobs are no easy task during the June heat, but each year our student campers and hundreds of local volunteers work hard to transform homes," said John Post, SELF Housing Coordinator. "In SELF's experience, Workcamps sites inspire a chain reaction; communities pitch in to help and able-bodied neighbors are motivated to make improvements to their homes as well."


SELF raised $19,000 for building supplies with help from individual donors, foundations, grants and corporate sponsorships.  The Butler County United Way donated $3,000 for the building supplies-this amount funded materials for 6 low-income homeowners!   


SELF is looking for handy volunteers to help with its year-round Neighbors Who Care: Home Repair project to complete home repairs throughout Butler County.  Crews of volunteers do home repairs each Tuesday, Thursday and Second Saturday from 9am-3pm.  For more details contact SELF at 513-820-5009 or  [email protected].


The Women's Leadership Council of Butler County United Way presents their Annual Zombie 5k run/walk. Join us along the River in Hamilton in conjunction with many Family Fun Opportunities at Operation Pumpkin.

Saturday, October 4th-4:00PM Race Time

First Financial Bank Volunteer Project at Sojourner Recovery Services, Adolescent Homes.

"I am excited for new growth!" Under the leadership of Scott Gehring, President/CEO of Sojourner, he has a strong vision for the community and brings a spirit of Hope."

-Jennifer Cmar, Director of Operations for Sojourner. 
(pictured: Krystal Tipton, Impact Specialist and Mitchell Willis, Director of Development with Larry Mulligan, Area President First Financial Bank) 


First Financial Bank closed our fiscal year with a generous $5,000 contribution towards our campaign goal.  

July 18 -19 -20
            Buy anything at either location during these three days, present this certificate and 20% of your purchase will benefit Butler County United Way. 
Visit our website and download and print a coupon as well. Press here!

Join us for our Sixth Annual Trip to Chicago
  Windy City Bus Trip

We kicked off the Campaign Season with our Funded and Partner Agencies. Breakfast was provided as well as the opportunity for staff to meet their peers from other agencies.Butler County United Way Funded Agencies also run their campaigns early as Pacesetter Accounts.
Big THANKS to Christy Quincy and Partners in Prime for Hosting and
Tina Osso for Facilitating another successful event!

Lakota Local Schools                                   New Miami School District

Ross Local School District                            Stephen  T. Badin High School


Butler County United Way is looking for Volunteers to support our
day to day business operations.
For more information, please contact Krystal Tipton @ (513) 863-0800 or 

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