2110 Saint Michael Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
Phone 513-244-2214
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Our mission Community Matters exists to create a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity.
COVID-19 Impact
Very Special Deliveries

Very Special Deliveries

COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost 32.0
Financial loss $25,025

Community Matters

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Ways to help

Very Special Deliveries: Ways to Help

Every year, more than 600 families from the 45204 zip code utilize our Community Market choice food pantry in times of emergency need. Over the last two weeks, we have seen demand for the pantry nearly double. At the same time, many local businesses, religious organizations, and schools are closed, which means the typical supply… See full description
  • 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • One-time, Ongoing, Recurring
  • Anytime
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, Phone Calling

Mask Up LPH!

A recent study published by the Cincinnati Health Department reported that our neighbors in Lower Price Hill have the lowest life expectancy in the city. Access to healthcare, poverty, pollution, and other determinants of health are all factors. During the COVID-19, Community Matters is working to keep our neighbors as safe as possible. Many neighbors have… See full description
  • 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+
  • One-time
  • Anytime
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, Indoor, Skills-based, Project-based

Community Market

Lend a helping hand in our Community Market (food pantry)
  • One-time
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Event Volunteer

Assist in our events (picnics, fundraisers, etc)
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

LPH Community Gardens

Work to keep our community gardens watered and free of weeds.
  • One-time
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Administrative Assistant

Help with administrative tasks.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

In- Kind Needs List

To give an in-kind gift, see the list below, visit our Amazon Wish List, or contact Community Matters.

Opportunity Hub

Bus tokens Uber gift cards Coffee & coffee supplies (liners, cups, sugar & creamer) Snacks (donuts, granola bars & fruit)

Community Market

Canned meats (ham, chicken & tuna) Ready-to-eat meals (ravioli, spaghetti with meatballs, beef stew & chicken with dumplings) Household items (multi-surface cleaners, glass cleaner, shampoo, razors, aluminum foil, trash bags, paper towels, etc.) Baby formula Diapers (size 4 & 5, especially) Re-usable shopping bags

LPH Community Gardens

Garden tools (especially digging shovels, garden forks, pitch forks, metal rakes, hand trowels, hand pruners & loppers) Buckets Twine & plant stakes Gloves Trash pickers Compost Mulch or wood chips Plants or seeds Snacks and drinks for Garden Parties Assorted art supplies (colored pencils, paper, paint, yarn, etc.)

Community Meals

Paper plates Plastic cups Plastic utensils Chips Pretzels Lemonade mix Charcoal
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
  • Wishlist – Amazon, etc
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How you help Without the dedication, passion, and commitment of our volunteers we would be unable to provide all of the necessary services and opportunities that we currently do for our neighbors.
About us Our community connects us and gives us our sense of place. Living in community means being a part of something bigger than oneself and creating space for people, families, and a local economy.
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