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's Leadership Initiative 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

FY17 Annual Report now available!

This year's report features our FY17 highlights, progress on breaking the cycle of poverty, and more about the fight for our community.

Read the full report

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.

Request a group project

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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Cardboard cutouts of CJ, from the book Last Stop on Market Street, appeared across our community! Read about how he represents equity and children's literacy.

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Read about one of the largest volunteer events in our community and how you helped us stop the growl through our community-wide food drive.

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The VIP program pairs caring adults and elementary students to read together during the school day. Learn how VIP makes a lasting impact for both children and volunteers.