Aug 22, 2022 2:35:38 PM

Introducing Our Inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

United Way of Central Iowa has appointed Rubén Vázquez as the organization’s first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer.

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Aug 3, 2022 2:56:00 PM

Good Jobs Challenge Grant to fund Central Iowa HealthWorks Program

United Way of Central Iowa has been awarded nearly $1.8 million as one of 32 Good Jobs Challenge grantees, part of a $500 million investment nationwide.

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Jul 29, 2022 3:24:33 PM

Welcome New Board Members

United Way of Central Iowa Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of seven members, who began their two-year term on July 1, 2022.

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Jun 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Summer Meal Meet-Ups Provides Free Meals for Kids and Teens

A United Way of Central Iowa OpportUNITY initiative helps ensure anyone 18 and under in our community continues to not only receive food, but nutritious food when they’re not in school.

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May 20, 2022 12:36:25 PM

Stuff the Bus and Its Impact on Our Community

Over 32,000 books will be donated to central Iowa kids from United Way of Central Iowa’s annual Stuff the Bus Book Drive.

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May 16, 2022 12:15:50 PM

How the Macomber Endowment Supports UNITED to THRIVE

The Macomber endowment, a generous gift that will continue year-after-year, will help United Way of Central Iowa foster an equitable, engaged, and empowered community now and in the future.  

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May 9, 2022 4:33:39 PM

Putting the Pieces Together to Foster a Thriving Community

At this year’s LIVE UNITED event, the organization shared community needs under its strategic imperative, UNITED to THRIVE, and recognized organizations and individuals doing exceptional work in the areas of giving, advocating, and volunteering. Athene receives Spirit of Central Iowa Award for the fourth time.

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Mar 8, 2022 7:45:00 AM

Double your volunteer interest by using the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub

Is a nonprofit you’re connected with looking for ways to boost their volunteer engagement? Learn how the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub can help.

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Feb 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Uniting the Caring Power of Our Community through #VAXDSM

In mid-September 2020, Rev. Jonathan Whitfield arrived late to a meeting. The group gathered, representing fellow members of the faith community and social service organizations, had been meeting weekly to discuss creating a new initiative to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations among underserved populations and communities of color in Polk County. The pastor sat solemnly for a few minutes listening to the other members tick-off agenda items, and then shared his story.

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Feb 11, 2022 8:30:00 AM

211: Iowa’s Lifeline to Help

On February 11, United Way of Central Iowa’s 211 Day, help your neighbors get the help they need by telling them about 211.

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