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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


THE BIG THANKS

As the 125th year of the United Way movement draws to a close, we’re sending messages of thanks to the millions of people and organizations around the world who have joined with others to advance the common good. United Way was built on the idea that we all win when children succeed in school, when families are stable and people have good health. More

11/12/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Health and Nutrition Tips for Vegetarian Kids

Vegetarian households need to pay extra attention to the youngest family members.

Although children have no problem eating carrots and celery sticks, they still need to maintain a balanced health and nutrition plan to keep their protein levels within a safe range. Here's how to add extra protein to a child's vegetarian diet. More

11/09/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


There’s an App for That?

It’s easier than ever to give back.  United Ways in Iowa have launched a free app for iPhones, iPads, and iPods which allow users to map volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Rapids or Des Moines metro areas. More

11/07/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


November 5 is International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteers should get lots of thanks and recognition.  They make time, show up and share of themselves all in the name of helping someone else.  Worldwide, volunteers are essential to improving the education, income and health of people in need, protecting the environment, advocating for social change, and more.

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11/05/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


2-1-1 and Hurricane Sandy: Connect to Vital Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Hurricane Sandy has impacted millions of people in thousands of communities along the East Coast and throughout the Northeastern United States this week, and while the worst of the storm has passed, it's not over.

In the face of such devastation, 2-1-1 connects you to critical health and human services. 2-1-1 can also connect you with volunteer opportunities to help others in your community or across the country, even if you are not directly affected.

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10/30/12

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