Save the Date for Day of Caring

Day of Caring, May 12, 2016, is one of the largest organized volunteer events in Cedar Rapids. Local businesses encourage their employees to volunteer at nonprofit agencies and schools throughout the community.

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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.

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

Thank you United Way Donors and Volunteers!

Thank you for donating and/or volunteering to United Way last year! You help make our community better, stronger, and healthier for all of us. We really appreciate your dedication to creating positive change right here in East Central Iowa.

Click here to watch the #thankyounotes video.

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

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.
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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.

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On Friday, April 15 we hosted our annual Outstanding Volunteer Awards event.