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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Hy-Vee Partners with 211 Iowa to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Hy-Vee Partners with 211 Iowa to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for 3,500 People on April 3 (dose one) and April 24 (dose two) at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Vaccinations available by appointment only through 211...

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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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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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Americans with Disabilities Act

Two years ago, I accepted a position at Central Iowa Works under the leadership of Pat Steele. I quickly learned that Pat had a tremendous passion for those underserved and often marginalized in our community, especially people with disabilities....

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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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