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Day Of Caring 2019 Recap

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Day of Caring!

It was overcast with a chilly high of 50 degrees, but Day of Caring went off without[..]

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Time for Art: A Celebration of Volunteers Recap

Learn more about the award winners, volunteer hours raised, and this year’s outstanding art.

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Behind-the-Scenes of UWECI

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is known as a trusted leader in East Central Iowa for imagining and creating positive change. We dive deep into[..]

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The Regional Vision Plan Unveiled

“In 2040 we will achieve sustainable and equitable prosperity in Iowa.”

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We Fight for Health: Our Partneship with FamilyWize

FamilyWize announced local community members have saved $67,032 in fiscal year 17 on prescription heart disease, diabetes, and mental health[..]

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Sweeping for Change 2017 Recap

We held our first Sweeping for Change curling tournament on Friday, August 11 at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Six teams from Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust,[..]

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Day of Caring 2017 Recap

On Thursday, May 11, we held our annual Day of Caring. Day of Caring is one of the largest organized volunteer events in Cedar Rapids.

Each year, local[..]

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2017 Outstanding Volunteer Awards Recap

Our annual Outstanding Volunteer Awards event helps celebrate National Volunteer month and recognize volunteers — real life superheroes in our[..]

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UWECI Staff's Trip to Great Rivers

During the week of February 27-March 3, a group of UWECI staff traveled to Green Bay, WI for United Way of Wisconsin's Great Rivers Conference.

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Advocating for Volunteerism at the Capital

In February, our Volunteer Engagement volunteers and staff traveled to Des Moines for 55+ Initiative’s Legislative Breakfast and Iowa’s Volunteer Day[..]

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