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Thursday, March 28, 2019
United Way of the Quad Cities and VITA make economic impact through volunteerism by offering free tax preparation services.   As part of program, $5.2 million was returned to Quad Citizens last year, saving a total of $1 million in fees.   Bettendorf, Iowa (March 11, 2019) – For the 11th year in a row, United Way of the Quad Cities, has partnered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help Quad Citizens with their tax preparations.   The...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
School absences continue to drop as a result of Challenge 5 initiative spearheaded by United Way of the Quad Cities and eight local school districts   Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois (Feb. 27, 2019) – For the second year in a row, school absences at Quad Cities schools have dropped as a result of the “Challenge 5” initiative, a collaboration between United Way of the Quad Cities and eight local school districts in Scott and Rock Island counties and...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Eyebrows furrow. Shoulders shrug. Eyes cast downward. We’ve all been in that moment when “good enough” is the achievement.

Then, we look up. We lift our heads and see our community’s champions challenging the status quo.

We see leaders like Reverend Dwight Ford working relentlessly to restore lives and rebuild communities.  We see heroes like Tracy White mentoring at-risk young African American boys to help them find their best life path...
Thursday, December 20, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, you may be making your final giving plans for the year. United Way of the Quad Cities Area is here to assist you in any way. Here are a few important reminders:

In-Person: Our office is open December 26 - 28, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are seeking to make a donation outside office hours, please leave a voicemail with Kelly Weinbrandt, Vice President of Finance, at 563.344.0324 and she will return...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

If you sort through the stories of people nominated for assistance in the annual Quad-City Times Wish List campaign, presented in partnership with United Way, one thing becomes clear: There are a lot of people in our community with unique needs or through no fault of their own, have nowhere to turn for help. Read the stories about some of the families who need help this year. 

Spread some holiday cheer and help reclaim kindness this...