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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.

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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FY16 Annual Report now available!

This year's report features a timeline highlighting our 101st year and information about the impact we are making together.

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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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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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Watch a special thank you video in honor of our Week of Thanks!

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For 13 years, United Way's 2-1-1 has helped connect our community to resources. Learn more about what 2-1-1 does and who it helps!

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