Volunteer Spotlight: Sammons Financial Group

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Sammons Financial Group was one of those companies that found a way to transform...

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Community Goals for 2020 Final Results and  LIVE UNITED Award Recipients

United Way of Central Iowa’s 2021 Community Impact Report shares the final results toward the Community Goals for 2020. Companies and individuals recognized with annual LIVE UNITED Awards, including Athene as the recipient of the prestigious Spirit...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Corteva Agriscience

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Corteva Agriscience was one of those companies that found a way to transform...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Willis Automotive

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Willis Automotive was one of those companies that found a way to transform their...

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United Way of Central Iowa Released 2021 Legislative Agenda

United Way of Central Iowa released its Legislative Agenda for the 2021 session of the Iowa General Assembly at a virtual event held yesterday for elected officials and members of the community.

The Legislative Update featured presentations on the...

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TextSupport: Central Iowa Schools Provides School District Updates & Resources

United Way of Central Iowa Now Offers “TextSupport: Central Iowa Schools” Initiative to Provide Free School District Updates and Community Resources.

United Way of Central Iowa now offers a free text message support initiative, TextSupport: Central...

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Bright by Text Supports Local Families with Young Children

United Way of Central Iowa partners with Bright by Text to support at-home learning and provide access to credible resources for families with children prenatal to age eight during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

United Way of Central Iowa has...

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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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Four Free Reading Resources for Kids at Home

Reading aloud to an early learner is an important way for them to build foundational literacy skills. Here are four free read-aloud resources that get children exposure to new books and let someone else do the reading for you.

Reading aloud is an...

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Give Back with Books

As your holiday shopping wraps up, stop by Barnes & Noble in West Des Moines on December 11 or 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to purchase a gift for a child in need of books.

On these days, volunteers from United Way of Central Iowa will assist...

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