Literacy Solstice: 1,200 volunteers on the longest day of the year

On June 20 —Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year—more than 1,200 central Iowans will volunteer at sites across the community for Literacy Solstice, the signature event of United Way’s READ to SUCCEED campaign.

Volunteers will start the day...

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Summer in the City: Reversing the Summer Slide

As schools dismiss for the summer, kids look forward to the long summer break. For some, that means carefree days at the pool, a fun and enriching camp experience, a family vacation and a long list of summer reading to enjoy. After three months fly...

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Spring into Health: Giving Gardens

Standing desk. Treadmill desk. Office yoga. We invent so many ways to keep us active and healthy at work, when a little time spent outside in the sunshine would do us all good—and do good for others.

Seven central Iowa companies have taken on the...

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The Principal Charity Classic: it's "Fore" our Kids

On June 1-5, central Iowans will welcome some of the world’s best golfers to the Principal Charity Classic, our community’s premier charitable sports event.

It’s more than just a world-class sports event—each year, the event’s proceeds are donated...

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Stamp Out Hunger

A box on your front step. It’s a thrill to see it there, to imagine what might be waiting for you inside. But there’s an even better feeling than that. A bag on your front step—waiting to go out to people in need.

This Saturday, May 14, you’ll have...

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