• Give Independence Day on July 5th, 2018 generated more than $16,000 to benefit teens and adults with developmental disabilities gaining the freedom to choose how they live, work, and play. Read their stories below. 

    Thank you to everyone who listened, donated via pay-for-play, bought a t-shirt, or donated directly to your favorite nonprofit. Watch WLWT Ch. 5 coverage.

    UPDATE July 6th: You can still support Ken Anderson Alliance, Autism Services at The Children's Home, Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, and Melodic Connections by clicking on their name. 

    Thank you Jenn Jordan and the entire Q102 team and loyal listeners:. This wouldn't have been possible without you. 

    Show your support for Q102 and the nonprofits that benefited by wearing your vintage Q102 and Happiness is Independence t-shirts everywhere!

    Niall Horan Meet & Greet. CONGRATS Laura Morgan of South Lebanon, OH for winning the Niall Horan Meet & Greet Package.

    What Independence Means

    Sam and Zach

    Sam (l) and Zach (r) live independently with supports in their own apartment, the first time either has lived away from home. Read their story here.


    Teenager playing drums

    When Kyle starts high school this fall, he will be known as the freshman who has a professional music video. Read his story here.

    Jenn and Jakob

    Jakob is surrounded by people who understand and want to get to know him for who he was, not try to change him, says his mom Jenn of Q102. Read his story here.  


    Nathan found independence and success through workforce development and meaningful employment. Read his story here.


    Dominique is a young woman in the prime of her life who lives with an intellectual disability, but she always wanted to work and likes to keep busy. Read her story here.

    Benefiting These Nonprofit Organizations

    Ken Anderson Alliance

    Orange icon resembles upward arrows or rooftops or joining hands, with text Ken Anderson Alliance

    We create live, work, play opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. When you give to Ken Anderson Alliance, you enable adults with disabilities to enjoy small group social outings, employment through social microenterprises, and a future residential community for adults with and without disabilities.

    Melodic Connections

    Text is Melodic Connections where the "M" and "d" are musical notes

    Melodic Connections has helped people of all abilities succeed through music since 2008. When you give to Melodic Connections, you provide access to music therapy-based learning to students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your donation helps us provide classes and programs at a fraction of the actual cost to students. 

    Adult Autism Services at Children's Home

    We are proud to offer a continuum of specialized services for individuals on the autism spectrum, including support services for families. Your donation helps us offer programs including the school program, Transition to Adulthood, Ready Set Work!, and Ready 2 Work.

    Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati

    Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati envisions a local workforce of inclusion and opportunity for all people. Our workforce development programs offer one-on-one attention for people with developmental disabilities to meet their work and personal life goals. Your gift directly impacts those we serve by helping them achieve fulfilling, independent lives through employment. In addition to varied workforce programs, Easterseals disability services include recreational Adult Day Services. 

    Contact Us

    For more information about Give Independence Day

    Give Independence Day is an initiative created by Ken Anderson Alliance to benefit nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region that serve teens and adults with disabilities.

    Give Independence Day Cincinnati

    11260 Chester Road, Suite 530, Cincinnati, OH 45246

    (513) 813-8321