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Monday, July 30, 2018

United Way seeks 1,500 volunteers for Fall Day of Caring.

When we all work together to improve our community, we all win. You can help by volunteering for this year's Fall Day of Caring on Thursday, September 20, 2018. There are 72 volunteer projects to pick from including reading to children, organizing a donation center, manning a mobile food pantry, revitalizing a playground, landscaping, and much more. 

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

This year, thousands of Quad Cities children will not have the school supplies needed to start school. In order to help, a school supply drive is being held for Day of Action on July 19, 2018. 


The goal is 20,000 items and $3,000 to help 1,600 students in the Quad Cities.


Items needed:

Pencils Pens (blue or black) Erasers Pencil Cases Spiral Notebooks Loose Paper Composition Books...
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 are one emergency away from falling into poverty....

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 effort to help people with economic emergencies (not...

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 our third graders can read.