Celebrate 25 Days of Caring

From May 10-June 13, check out our food drive, trivia questions, prizes, and more!

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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.

Now Accepting Purse Donations

Each year, UWECI's Women United (formerly WLI) hosts Power of the Purse, a silent purse auction. Donate a new purse for Power of the Purse 2018 to help raise money for women's health.

Save the date for Power of the Purse on Thursday, August 2, 2018!

Donate a purse

Condition of Mental Health Report

Just as people experience colds or the flu, the occurrence of occasional mild depression or anxiety is a normal part of being human. Physical health is a continuum, and so is mental health. Read about the state of mental health in our community and how we're responding.

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Group Volunteer Projects

Do you and your group need help finding meaningful volunteer projects? Whether you’re a few people or crowd, simply fill out our form! Our Volunteer Engagement team will help your group find a project.

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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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Two members of the spark*5 network attended EMPath training in May. Learn more about EMPath and what it means for local efforts like spark*5.

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Read our five ways to commemorate the 2008 flood, learn from past events, and prepare for potential future natural disasters.

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Summer learning is just as important as school-year learning! Read our blog for ideas to keep your kids mentally active this summer.