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Lucy May


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Past articles by Lucy:

Donations steeped in kindness get nonprofit closer to $1 million needed to fund home for teen moms

For more than five years, Rosemary Oglesby-Henry has invested time, energy and resources into helping teen parents through her nonprofit Rosemary’s Babies Company. Now two entrepreneurs have made major donations to help her open a residential home for teen moms in North Avondale. → Read More

Avondale homeowner thankful for community's help securing her family legacy

This time last year, Naima Jackson feared she would lose her family home because she couldn’t afford to make the repairs it needed. → Read More

West Chester man creates activities for patients undergoing chemotherapy

When Scott Murphy was a kid, he knew he could count on his big sister, Linda. So when Linda was diagnosed with uterine cancer decades later in 2019, Scott made sure she could count on him, too. → Read More

My First Place works to help Hamilton youth beat the odds when they leave foster care

When it was time for Hannah Carrington to tell her story to a news reporter, she began with a sad, straightforward statement. “Well,” she said, “practically my entire childhood was filled with neglect and abuse from my parents.” Still, Hannah considers herself fortunate. → Read More

She prayed about how to serve and found a way to help more than 5,000 girls around the world

Since she started volunteering with Dress A Girl Around the World in 2017, Judy Donley and the volunteers in her group have sewn more than 5,000 dresses for girls in poverty-stricken areas around the globe. → Read More

'Reading Hero' shares her love of reading through Black literature book drives

Arin Gentry has loved reading since she was a little kid. But it wasn’t until she was an adult that she realized what was missing from the books she read when she was little: Positive stories about Black people written by Black authors. → Read More

One year into TRAILBLAZER study, Carl Fox believes more than ever he'll get rid of HIV

This month marks the halfway point of Carl Fox’s participation in a federally funded TRAILBLAZER study that’s altering the white blood cells of patients to try to control the devastation of HIV without daily medication. He is allowing WCPO to chronicle the experience. → Read More

How a college student's 10-minute break helped save a baby with blood cancer

A Roger Bacon High School graduate was a perfect match for a little boy she had never met who lived 265 miles away. → Read More

COLUMN: Legacy of kindness continues with holiday 'giving tree' for kids experiencing homelessness

As I get older, I make more room for heartache during the holidays because of the growing number of friends and family members who are no longer here to celebrate. That list is even longer and sadder this year. → Read More

Learning Grove raises early childhood educators' profiles with better pay, benefits

Learning Grove has raised the minimum wage it pays all its teachers, created a career ladder to help teachers earn more over time and added a free childcare benefit for the educators who work there. → Read More

She helps make families stronger to build a stronger East Price Hill

Berzabe Lopez used the resources at Santa Maria Community Services for her own family years ago. Now she helps other in East Price Hill get the help they need. → Read More

Toy Team 9 needs you so local kids in need will have a happier Christmas

Nine Greater Cincinnati charities make the holidays happier for children in need with the help of Toy Team 9 -- a toy drive that needs community support to succeed. → Read More

'Portraits in Faith' uses photos to make connections across world's many divides

Sometimes things don’t work out as planned, they work out even better. That was the first lesson Daniel Epstein learned when he began a photography project called Portraits in Faith. → Read More

How a little girl's surprise became a mission to appreciate health care professionals

Ellory McClure is a 7-year-old girl with a complex medical condition that requires lots of visits to hospitals and doctors’ offices. But that’s not what this story is about. → Read More

Tri-State's low-income families struggle to find housing, even with Section 8 vouchers

Thousands of low-income families across Greater Cincinnati rely on housing choice vouchers to help pay their rent. But advocates say fewer landlords are accepting the vouchers now that the rental market is red hot. → Read More

Cheryl Coy Stamm's desire to help other women has helped create 15,000 jobs

Aviatra Accelerators helps women start and sustain businesses, and Cheryl Coy Stamm has played a key role in the organization from the beginning. → Read More

How a seemingly unlikely partnership is helping to keep Avondale kids warm

When Karen Jackson announced that her Cincinnati NAACP committee would be collecting winter coats for students at South Avondale School, Matthew White didn’t hesitate. → Read More

From high school friends to philanthropy, pair's friendship is a force for good

Gay Middendorf has been a valued volunteer at The Point/Arc in Covington for more than 37 years. → Read More

Can kids expand their capacity for kindness through homework? This teen did

What started as a class assignment ended up igniting a philanthropic fire within Aidan Turner. → Read More

Early morning shooting in West End leads to shutdown of two I-75 ramps

An early morning shooting in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood resulted in the closure of two southbound I-75 ramps for several hours Thursday. → Read More