COVID-19’s Impact on Capitol Park Early Learning Center

In an effort to keep the students, the staff, and their families safe, Capitol Park Early Learning Center suffered big losses. And more could be on the way.

Capitol Park Early Learning Center has been a part of the Des Moines, Iowa, community since...

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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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The Power and Promise of Women United

Guest Contribution from Teree Caldwell-Johnson

The work of Women United reminds us of what a few capable and committed women—living united—can do. For you see, the Women United promise is deeply rooted in the possibilities, the potential, and the...

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Sweet 16 years of impacting young children in central Iowa

United Way of Central Iowa announced a new name for the Women’s Leadership Connection (WLC) at its 2018 Premier Event on August 30, 2018. The new name—Women United—honors a diverse and vibrant group of women leaders who are making an impact locally...

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Stuff the Bus with books for kids

How many books did you have as a kid? Even if you weren't an avid reader, you may have had a shelf or two filled with colorful stories like "Where the Wild Things Are," "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," or "Good Night, Moon."

For low-income kids in...

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Stuff the Bus book drive collects 40,000 children's books

Central Iowans donate 40,000 books to Stuff the Bus

United Way of Central Iowa Women’s Leadership Connection thanks the employess of 50 local businesses for collecting and donating 40,000 children’s books to the Stuff the Bus book drive, sponsored...

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