Give back this holiday season!

We make it easy to find local giving and volunteer opportunities with our Holiday Giving Guide.

View our Holiday Volunteer Guide

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.

United Way Featured on Mediacom Newsleaders

UWECI Chief Operating Officer, Tim Stiles, was recently featured on Mediacom Newsleaders. He sat down with Karol Kelly to talk about our 2016 campaign and the impact donations to United Way have on our local community.

Watch the Mediacom Newsleaders interview.

Vote for United Way!

As a Gazette subscriber, you have the opportunity to donate free advertising to a local nonprofit of your choice. This is your chance to make a difference and help us make a lasting impact in our community! Voting is open through December 31.

Equity in our Community

Equity and equality are often used interchangeably, but there is a very important distinction between the two. Equality is making sure that everyone has the same thing without any regard to additional barriers. Equity ensures that everyone has the same access to all opportunities with consideration for barriers.

Read more about challenges and strategies for creating equity in East Central Iowa.

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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Read our blog to help plan your year-end donations to United Way and meet the December 31 deadline for tax deductions in 2016.

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Last year, VITA volunteers helped save taxpayers nearly $375,000! Become a VITA volunteer to help low- and moderate-income families in our community file their taxes for free.

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There are many ways to make a positive impact on the lives of others and spread joy all year long. Make volunteering more than just a holiday tradition!