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We fight for those who need a voice and those whose names we do not know.

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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.

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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Young Leaders Society BOLD

Join Young Leaders Society Board Orientation & Leadership Development (BOLD) to learn more about board service, receive training, and find organizations with board or committee opportunities that match your skills and passions. Open to 20 participants. Applications due August 31, 2018.

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2018 VITA Annual Report

Each year, United Way of East Central Iowa organizes VITA with community partners to improve services and tax returns for local families and individuals. United Way also recruits and trains volunteers for VITA locations in Linn and Jones Counties. Learn more about the VITA program and those we help in our community.

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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.
Our Blog
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On Thursday, August 2, Women United (formerly WLI) hosted its annual Power of the Purse.

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Learn from our 2017 outstanding company coordinators and how they run successful company campaigns for United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI).

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Volunteering gives companies and their employees more than just a “feel-good” experience. Read about how employee volunteer programs can help your company!