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- An individual who finishes high school will contribute $750,000 more to the local economy in his or her lifetime than someone who drops out of school. That’s why United Way is investing $1.3 million to help ensure Quad Cities kids are successful in school and life.
- About one in five people experience a mental health issue each year. United Way works with community partners, practitioners and experts to shine a light on and address the behavior and mental health challenges in our community. That’s why United Way is investing nearly $1 million to help ensure Quad Citizens have the resources to lead happy, healthy and productive lives.
- One out of three families in the Quad Cities can barely cover basic daily living expenses. In today’s economy, families need enough income to cover rising costs of food, housing, health care, child care and clothing — or face painful financial choices. That’s why United Way is investing $1.3 million toward helping to provide food, shelter, transportation, career training and financial education.
- 11,411 students were provided opportunities to promote ongoing school success from pre-K through high school;
- 13,923 residents had the opportunity to secure a solid foundation to live, find and keep better jobs and to build savings to provide for their future;
- 24,060 Quad Citizens received the resources needed to live longer, happier lives with access to health and emotional wellness support.
- Provide essential needs like, food, shelter, hygiene items for our most vulnerable populations;
- Get kids back on track for learning and succeeding in school and life;
- Address the immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service and retail industries with tangible solutions and resources — getting people back to work and financially stable;
- Ensure the health and emotional wellness of our children and adults.