For over 20 years Community Shares has worked to resolve the root causes of social inequality and injustice affecting our region and our individual communities with collective action – ensuring a safe, equitable, and just future for our region. We do this by hosting workplace giving campaigns where employees make tax-deductible charitable donations to the cause of their choice.

We thank the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County community for joining other worksites across our region who support front-line nonprofits. Every year with their pledges, library employees help shape and build a stronger, inclusive, and healthier region beyond their buildings!

Public Library Employee Pledge Information!

If you are a library employee, everything you need to know about making your pledge is here!

WHAT is the campaign about?

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is a proud partner of the Public Library. We offer employees a unique donor choice model which connects your payroll deduction donation to the causes you care most about. This year’s theme, Kid in a Candy Shop, highlights how donors are like a “Kid in a Candy Shop”, you get to pick exactly where your money goes through a Community Shares campaign!

WHEN can I make a pledge?

The Public Library Workplace Giving Campaign starts October 8 and ends November 4.

HOW do I make a pledge?

Public Library employees can make their pledge logging into the Community Shares I-Pledge website at this link. Select your favorite causes to support using the online form. Click on the large “I-Pledge” button below to get started.



Once you designate your donation the Library will process your pledge for the 2019 payroll deduction. Donations are tax-deductible.

WHERE can I find out more about the causes I can support?

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati offers employees a choice of 30 local, nonprofit member organizations. Each undergoes a thorough application process in order to participate in our federation of charities. We offer “total choice” in giving, meaning you can also write in your favorite nonprofit and we will honor your designation. No other workplace giving program operates on a “total choice” model like Community Shares.