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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


A BIG THANKS TO OUR MVPs

Just this week, United Way was chosen by Forbes magazine as an “All-Star Charity.” It’s a distinction only held by five nonprofits and we wear it proudly. However, we share the accolade with our “All-Star” partners and the millions of volunteers who over the past 125 years have worked with us to strengthen communities and improve peoples’ lives. More

11/16/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


3 Ways To Do Community Service Online

Many people think that doing community service is too time-consuming to fit into their busy schedules. After all, between work, kids and everything else people try to fit into a day, where are the leftover hours for helping others? More

11/16/12

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


A BIG THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SUPER-SUPPORTERS

Today’s BIG THANKS goes out to the millions of people who open not only their checkbooks but also their hearts and their calendars – giving, advocating AND volunteering to build thriving communities where opportunity is the norm, not the exception. More

11/15/12

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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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