Sara Engelhart

Sara Engelhart
Strategic Communications Content & Media Manager

Recent Posts

Funding critical community needs during COVID-19 pandemic

United Way of Central Iowa recently invested $518,724 in 44 of its nonprofit partners across Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in response to their emerging needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This investment is the first distribution from...

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COVID-19’s Impact on Capitol Park Early Learning Center

In an effort to keep the students, the staff, and their families safe, Capitol Park Early Learning Center suffered big losses. And more could be on the way.

Capitol Park Early Learning Center has been a part of the Des Moines, Iowa, community since...

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Why Pride Month Matters More During a Pandemic

The pandemic exposed us all to the isolation many LGBTQ+ people feel year-round.

Across the country, many people experienced social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But did you know that isolation is more intense for LGBTQ+ members of the...

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Civic Action is Community Action

Why the census and voting matter to our community.

United Way of Central Iowa leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We take actions and provide resources to support strong, healthy, and...

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Cottonelle and United Way Worldwide #ShareASquare with Iowans

The two organizations have selected United Way of Central Iowa as a recipient of 73,728 rolls of donated toilet paper. Food Bank of Iowa to help distribute throughout the state.

Des Moines, IA (June 4, 2020) – This March, Kimberly-Clark’s Cottonelle®

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Announcing Progress toward the Community Goals for 2020

At today’s virtual LIVE UNITED celebration, United Way of Central Iowa announced progress toward the Community Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health with the release of its 2020 Community Impact Report, along with honoring organizations...

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Create a Stimulus Money Stability Plan

Save, spend, or support? These six steps can help you make a decision.

In March, Congress passed a $2 trillion emergency relief package, which seeks to help millions of Americans survive this economic and health crisis. As part of the package,...

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Give Thanks to Our Front-line Workers

Ideas for how you can join the movement and participate in #GivingTuesdayNow.

Nurses. Doctors. Childcare providers. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Caregivers. Truck drivers. Cleaners. 211 Resource Specialists. Food bank...

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How Will You Raise Your Hand?

United Way of Central Iowa volunteers give back to the community by raising their hands and taking action – especially when crisis strikes. Will you join them?

Whether you have been volunteering with us for years or are taking the first step in...
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Percentage of Self-Sufficient Central Iowans Increased in 2018

On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2018 five-year estimates for different data points, including population, housing, and income. Within the release, the results showed improvement from the previous year for the percentage of...

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