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.

Employees from 27 central Iowa organizations, along with several individual contributors from the community, donated 32,216...

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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.

Through the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub, the local nonprofit you work for or work with can connect with...

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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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Day of Action draws more than 700 volunteers

More than 700 volunteers gave their time to 29 nonprofits and four metro-area school districts yesterday (September 14) as part of United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action, the largest day of volunteer service in the region.

“Day of Action is an...

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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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Day of Action 2020 Accomplishments

United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action is the day of the year when we pull together as a community to harness our collective strength as volunteers. In a normal year, we would be volunteering in person. We would read to students, build houses,...

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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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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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4 Reasons Volunteering is the Best New Year's Resolution

When considering New Year's resolutions, it’s easy to set a long list of vague ambitions: exercise more, learn a new skill, spend more time with family and friends, experience new places and so on. But if you want to combine all those goals into...

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