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ProKids featured at United Way kickoff


As summer comes to a close, United Way of Greater Cincinnati heats up its annual campaign to improve services for our community through a variety of agencies, including ProKids.

At the Fountain Square kickoff, Campaign Chair Kevin Kabat, the CEO of Fifth Third Bank, wanted to tell a story of how a volunteer in an agency made a difference. He selected the story of ProKids CASA Volunteer Pat Goellner, one of ProKids 2014 Advocates of the Year.

Pat, standing in for the dozens of ProKids advocates and the thousands of community volunteers across the region, listened at the podium as Kabat told the story of Lucy, a little girl who found her way to a forever family.

You can see what Kabat said here.

Pat said she was privilege to be at the podium. “I love being a ProKids CASA Volunteer and I tell everyone this is THE way to help abused and neglected children in our community. I wanted to thank United Way for helping us make sure children are safe and move to permanent, nurturing homes.”

Read the story of Lucy here.

United Way is working to raise $62 million this year through its Be The One effort as it celebrates 100 years of commitment to Greater Cincinnati.

If your workplace would like to have ProKids involved in your events, so others can learn how United Way impacts the region through agencies like ours, contact Raynal.