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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In the Quad Cities, 37% of families are unable to afford cost of living expenses, according to the updated United Way ALICE Report. This number is an increase over the 33% of ALICE families in the Quad Cities reported in 2016.

The Quad Citizens designated as “ALICE” (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) are individuals who work at low-paying jobs, have little or no savings, and...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Rock Island and Scott County non-profit and government organizations are invited to apply for funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. In Scott County, $44,308 is available through the state set-aside and in Rock Island County, $78,620 is available.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is a federal program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR) announced it has recognized the Quad Cities with Pacesetter Honors for its work in 2017.

For the past 6 years, United Way of the Quad Cities Area has been the local lead for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading work. United Way has coordinated the efforts of dozens of local organizations, working together towards the same goal: making sure that...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Quad Citizens have saved $477,000 on prescription medications through FamilyWize since 2015. 

The FamilyWize program is free, has no eligibility or registration requirements, and provides families and individuals access to affordable prescription medications. Whether you're insured or uninsured, you can use FamilyWize to save on your prescriptions. They partner with nearly all...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

It's amazing what happens when our community rallies together! Since 2005, United Way has hosted 19 Days of Caring. During these events 22,744 volunteers worked on 1,616 projects for a total of 90,594 hours. This is valued at $2,042,911 in volunteer time. We are proud of our partnership with so many organizations and individuals that have made the Day of Caring a huge success. Thank you!

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