Attend Purses & Plates!

Join us for WLI's 10th Anniversary celebration, Purses & Plates, on July 21.

Register before July 6 to save $10 per person!

What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

Thank you United Way Day of Caring Volunteers!

Thank you to the 1,275 volunteers who participated in 2016 Day of Caring!

Watch the Day of Caring highlight video.
View photos of our volunteers.


2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring United Way campaigns, events, or programs demonstrates your business’s commitment to our community in a public setting. With United Way’s brand as one of the ten most recognizable worldwide, it’s a win-win opportunity to enhance your company’s image, increase your visibility, and double the impact of your community contribution.

Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

2015 Annual Report now available!

This year's report features a timeline highlighting our 100th year and information about the impact we are making together.

Read the full report

Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
Our Blog
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According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose about two months of math computation skills during summer break. This summer, United Way teams up with local partners to help prevent this education gap

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Our staff is passionate about making a difference through volunteering, which is why we added volunteer time off as a benefit to employees.

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We like to feature United Way volunteers on our blog. This month, we are featuring Dr. Sharon Bertroche, United Way WLI member.