Because of You Reception 2017 Recap

August 24, 2017 | United Way Team

We held our Because of You Thank You Reception on Tuesday, August 22 at Eastbank Lounge in Cedar Rapids. It was a great opportunity to bring together and thank our leadership donors.

After arriving at the event, guests took on the task of making hygiene kits. Kits included essentials like shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, and more. We also encouraged them to write inspiring notes to those who will receive the kits. Together, attendees assembled 400 hygiene kits which we donated to Waypoint.

As part of our program, Vice President of Resource Development, Amy Geiger, introduced chairs for each leadership society. You can read more about our societies by clicking the link:

Attendees made 400 hygiene kits for Waypoint!

Next, Waypoint representative, Meghan Zalewski, spoke about the nonprofit's programs and how the hygiene kits that we helped put together will cover their needs for an entire month. Afterwards, Tim Stiles, President & CEO, wrapped up the event with some parting words encouraging others to not only continue their roles as leadership members, but to also give their time and talent to a cause they care about.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Mercy Cedar Rapids, Holmes Murphy, and Schimberg Co.

And a final thank you to all of our leadership donors! Leadership society membership enables you to create a meaningful bond to work in our community and to others who share your commitment. Consider becoming part of a leadership society this year if you haven’t before.