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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


National Family Volunteer Day is Nov. 22

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National Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with giving and service. It is a great day to enjoy the benefits of family volunteering! Volunteering is a wonderful way for families to spend quality time together and expand their horizons by volunteering with and serving others. Volunteering is filled with “teachable moments,” and also provides a way for children to fulfill school community service requirements and develop leadership skills. Volunteering as a family can help inspire a lifetime of service and to being an active member of the community.

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11/19/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Thank You and Happy Birthday, Dr. Salk!

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Photo credit: Google.

The inventor of the polio vaccine didn’t care about being famous, and neither do the millions of people who wake up everyday dedicated to making their community a place of opportunity for everyone.

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10/28/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


How Educating Young Girls is Improving the Economy Across the World

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The economic crises around the world are almost overwhelming. But one of the best investments we can make is in girls – in helping them get educated, healthy and empowered to contribute to their communities.

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10/10/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Domestic Violence Awareness Shouldn’t Stop or Start in October

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In Davenport, Iowa, Jessica is now financially independent, and she and her three children are safe. Their family has come a long way since she escaped a long-term abusive relationship and found support and counseling from United Way.

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10/10/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Want to see what lasting change looks like?

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Meet Jamie.  

Use United Way’s new interactive infographic to follow Jamie on his path to success in school, work and life. Click on formative moments in his life to see real-life examples of how people are coming together to make a difference.  Not just in the lives of kids like Jamie, but also in the communities where kids like Jamie live, work and play.

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09/17/14

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