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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

United Way Quad Cities revealed its “blueprint” to ensure students graduate from high school prepared for success in college or career, families are financially stable, and Quad Citizens live long, healthy lives, during a livestreamed event on Thursday at John Deere World Headquarters in Moline.   United Way President and CEO Rene Gellerman outlined the set of 10-year community goals known as Rise United to a socially distanced audience...
Thursday, April 22, 2021
By Kaitlyn Stewart, United Way Corporate Engagement Manager   Any one of us can make a difference, and together our impact will have the biggest ripple effect. Volunteer Appreciation Week reminds us of that simple truth, and the fact that we all have a role to play in building and maintaining an equitable, resilient community to be proud of.

At United Way, we are fortunate to have volunteers and partners that feel the same. Thank you to...
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
While the past year has been difficult for everyone, one group has been especially impacted by the pandemic due to their health risk: senior citizens.

“Since the pandemic began, many seniors have not left their home in twelve months. That takes a toll on mental health,” says Laura Kopp, president/CEO of CASI, the Quad Cities Center for Active Seniors in Davenport. “The majority of what we do here is based on providing socialization. That...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Grants provide resources for education, income and health support to residents Nearly a year into the pandemic, United Way Quad Cities awarded $109,538 to 11 local nonprofits helping to meet residents’ emerging and evolving needs related to their education, income and health.   The third distribution of United Way’s COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund grants provides resources for families to receive mental health support, women to find stable...
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Recently, one of United Way’s funded agencies invited me to hear from “Jeremy,” a 17-year-old young man who was an accessory to a car theft that led to a more serious crime. This local nonprofit is providing Jeremy an opportunity to turn his life around by practicing critical life, social and job skills. While listening to his story, it was clear to me that his most impressionable years were sacrificed partly because he wasn’...

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