Thanks for Joining the Fight: Week of Thanks 2018

February 20, 2018 | United Way Team

Every February, we dedicate a week to thanking all of our donors and supporters across East Central Iowa. Our Week of Thanks this year is February 19-23. United Way staff spend this week visiting businesses and organizations, as well as calling and writing thank you cards to individuals who help make a difference for our community.

By supporting United Way of East Central Iowa, you help fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn Counties. Together with your help and our nonprofit partners, we will work to break the cycle of poverty.

Check out our gif(t) set as UWECI staff thank you for your support:


HubSpot Video

"Thank you for fighting for our community." —Tim Stiles, President and CEO

In 2017, you helped us distribute 10,426 books to children, answer 37,844 calls to United Way 2-1-1, save $67,032 in prescription costs for Iowans, and so much more!

HubSpot Video

"Thank you for supporting stable housing for families." —Ashley Balius, Manager of Financial Stability

Our financial stability goal by 2020 is to increase the number of financially stable households by 15%. Read about our financial stability work and progress.


HubSpot Video

"Thank you for supporting mental and physical health." —Ana Clymer, Manager of Health

Our health goal by 2020 is to improve social connectedness and mental health functioning of low-income adults by 10%. Read about our health work and progress.


HubSpot Video

"Thank you for supporting our children's future." —Jessica Whitfield, Senior Manager of Education

Our education goal by 2020 is to increase the number of low-income children in our five-county area who are on track academically and developmentally by fourth grade by 30%. Read about our education work and progress.


HubSpot Video

"Thank you for contributing to our annual campaign." —Destiny Hastings, Annual Campaign Manager

Your gift to United Way makes a big difference for thousands of people in East Central Iowa. Learn more about how you help make a difference in our community.