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Cincinnati Cares Launches

In the Spirit of Holiday Giving, Cincinnati Cares Launches

Norwood, OH November 16, 2017. Are you, your family or friend group looking to give back this holiday season? What about volunteering with a local non profit? You’re probably thinking, how do I find the right organization that needs my help?

Inspiring Service has launched a new platform Cincinnati Cares, a website and mobile web app (cincinnaticares.org) that makes it easy to connect with ways to help at any one of hundreds of organizations. Now those who want to help by contributing their time in a meaningful way can explore and discover the ways they can help in our region.

According to Giving USA, $300 billion is contributed financially to nonprofits in America, while volunteer hours equate to an economic value of $200 billion; a 60/40 split. While volunteers contribute almost half of the critical resources, society tends to pay much more attention to obtaining and increasing the $300 billion in funds than they do to making the $200 billion in volunteer contributions as effective and helpful as possible.

Craig Young, Founder and Executive Director, states, “Research tells us that a primary cause for the decline of volunteerism in our region is how hard it is to connect with desired opportunities. Cincinnati Cares was created to solve this problem.”

He continues, “Cincinnati is known as one of the most philanthropic cities in the country, and our volunteerism rates once ranked high among large US cities. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, volunteerism has been gradually declining in the United States for a while now, but we were surprised to learn that volunteerism rates in the Greater Cincinnati region have been declining at 2.5x the national rate!”

“With the value of a volunteer hour in Ohio estimated at $22.06, this equates to an annual $150 million loss for our region, not to mention a debilitating decrease in resources for thousands of nonprofits in our region that rely on volunteers to deliver the critical services they provide our communities.”

Cincinnati Cares is designed to make it easier for volunteers to find ways to help by providing a comprehensive and easy to navigate “registry” of listings for organizations who regularly engage volunteers. The platform features hundreds of listings with descriptions of organizations, their causes, mission, and ways volunteers can help.

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For more information about volunteering or to include your organization on the CincinnatiCares platform, contact:

Media Relations Contact:

Jenna Ruttkay

Inspiring Service

Director of Communications and Insight

[email protected]

401.743.0387

 

Craig Young

Inspiring Service

Founder and Executive Director

[email protected]

 

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For information about CincinnatiCares, visit https://cincinnaticares.org

 

For information about Inspiring Service visit http://www.inspiringservice.org/

 

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About Inspiring Service –  Inspiring Service (IS), a local 501c3 nonprofit, was created in 2017 with a mission to inspire and enable people and organizations to engage in volunteering that improves and strengthens their community and themselves.

Working in conjunction with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, IS wants to encourage volunteerism as a path to achieving the 17 UN Global Goals for 2030.

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