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.

YLS Annual Report

Young Leaders Society's (YLS) mission is to improve the quality of life of children, ages 0–5, by engaging young leaders in addressing critical needs affecting our community. Check out what YLS accomplished in the last year.

Read the YLS Annual Report

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Labor Leadership Giving Society Annual Report

United Way of East Central Iowa has partnered with the labor movement since 1969. The Labor Leadership Giving Society (LLGS) recognizes Union members who demonstrate a personal commitment to caring for one another and those most in need.

Read the LLGS Annual Report

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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See how local families made a difference in Linn and Jones Counties on Family Volunteer Day.

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Learn how to make a difference for your community during the month of December.

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We're thankful for companies that encourage volunteerism! Read about how Rockwell Collins employees participated in two volunteer projects.