February 12, 2021
Celebrating Joyann Benoit
Joyann Benoit retired from volunteering at the age of 92. Learn more about her and the impact she's made on central Iowa.
June 5, 2018
A Book Buddy celebration for this first-year volunteer
Deb Bremser volunteers to read with four-year-old students at two child care centers during the school year. Here she shares her Book Buddy experience:
April 12, 2018
Real Men Never Stop Reading
United Way started the Real Men Read program so that kids could see more men modeling good reading skills and serving as mentors. Jon Sullivan, a retired lawyer from Ankeny, stepped right up to the challenge.
November 9, 2017
Giving Garden Volunteer Rolls Up Her Sleeves to Give Back
Meet a volunteer with the Giving Garden at Telligen where about 20 volunteers donated more than 3,000 pounds of fresh produce to a central Iowa food pantry.
April 27, 2017
Honor to Read
5-year-old Honor cried on his first day of Power Read. His transformation since then has been remarkable.
March 22, 2017
A Lifetime's Purpose
Renee Hardman believes in giving her time to help youth and women succeed. She reads each week as part of United Way of Central Iowa's Book Buddy program.
November 1, 2016
Taxation Without Trepidation
VITA volunteer Amina Nuhanović helps people get past the fear of taxes and earn larger refunds.
October 2, 2016
Power Read ROCKS!
Power Read volunteer Larry Collins took an unconventional approach to get his six-year-old student to engage in reading.
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