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Happy Birthday, 2-1-1!

13 years ago, United Way launched 2-1-1, a community helpline and website. Trained professionals connect callers to health and human services in their[..]

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Scheduling Your VITA Appointment

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps bring millions of dollars back into our community through tax returns.

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Outstanding Volunteer Awards Nominations

Our annual Outstanding Volunteer Awards event showcases local individuals, companies, and groups who make a difference through volunteerism. We recognize[..]

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4 Reasons a Workplace Volunteer Program is a Smart Investment

Companies spend considerable amounts of money training employees. How can you help employees develop skills and also prepare them for future leadership[..]

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January WLI Member Spotlight

Meet WLI member, Windy Nielsen!

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New Year, New CEO

Tim Stiles, former Vice President and COO, now serves as President and CEO of United Way of East Central Iowa. Get to know our new CEO:

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Staff Spotlight: Emily Grace

Welcome to United Way of East Central Iowa, Emily!

Emily Grace recently joined United Way's Marketing and Communications team as our new Digital Media[..]

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A Farewell from Lois

Dearest friends:

After 12 great years, I’m closing my office door at United Way. It has been an experience I’ll never forget.

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Staff Spotlight: Janelle White

Welcome to United Way of East Central Iowa, Janelle!

Janelle White recently joined United Way's operations team as our new Bookkeeper and Administrative[..]

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End of Year Giving

The end of the year is a busy time for nonprofits. December brings in more than 25% of all charitable contributions.

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