Uniting Volunteers to Improve Central Iowa

More than 450 volunteers gave their time to 20 local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, September 13, as part of United Way of Central Iowa’s annual Day of Action, the largest day of volunteer service in the region. 

 

With help from our corporate...

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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.

Summer Meal Meet-Ups, a program offering free meals to kids...

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Season of Giving

Throughout the holiday season, people feel a stronger sense of family, community, and gratitude for where they live – especially when they live here in central Iowa. Naturally, many want to find ways that they can give back some of the good that...

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Volunteer Spotlight- Farm Bureau Financial Services

For seven years, Farm Bureau has cultivated one of the most consistent and successful Corporate Giving Garden in the central Iowa area. Involving around 70 employee volunteers, they create a space onsite not only for employees to give back to their...

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2021 Legislative Priorities: Sine Die and Success

With the 2021 Iowa Legislative session adjourned, United Way of Central Iowa sees big successes across our Legislative Priorities.

On Wednesday May 19, 2021, Iowa legislators adjourned the 2021 Legislative session sine die, or without any future...

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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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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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You Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 with a Donation to Healthier Together - It's a Win for All initiative

Broadlawns Medical Center and United Way of Central Iowa are requesting donations of fabric face masks to support their Healthier Together – It’s a Win for All initiative. Make, purchase, or give to help get fabric face masks to our underserved...

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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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