Stabilizing local families

The average free tax return through VITA is $1,600+

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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.

2-1-1 Annual Report is now available!

This year's report features impact stats from FY16 and a look ahead to what the future holds.

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2017 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!

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10 Tips to Achieve Financial Stability

We provide services that help households improve their situation & get ahead. Learn 10 steps to achieve financial stability & why savings are important!

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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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In case you missed it, read about our event, Connections: Impacting Our Community. Plus, watch our 2017 campaign video!

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Katelyn Schany served as UWECI's first Youth Achievement AmeriCorps member in 2012. Read more about her experience.

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Get to know our new Young Leaders Society member, Jenna Hamer.