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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) - a special time of year when we get to thank the thousands of people who volunteer for United Way. We can't do it without you!

Last year, 4,278 people volunteered 32,003 hours for United Way. This equates to a whopping $721,668 in donated time.

Thank you for volunteering!

Serving on our Board of Directors or Impact Council to help guide the organization. Leading fundraising...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
United Way will host Day of Caring on Thursday, May 17, 2018 when 1,000 volunteers will participate in more than 90 projects throughout the Quad Cities.    Volunteer will help at projects such as: reading and playing games with kids, a STEM activity station with pre-schoolers, a mobile food pantry, mock interviews and resume reviews with high school students, building an ADA-compliant ramp, landscaping projects, and much more.      Registration...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Quad Cities residents with a household income of $57,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation services offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at 14 different sites. Appointments are available through April 12, 2018.  IRS-certified trained volunteers will prepare taxes at no cost. Residents can now schedule appointments by dialing 2-1-1 or 563.355.9900. (2-1-1 is United Way’s confidential information and...

Monday, March 12, 2018

A big thank you for those that took time to fill out our recent survey! We take your input seriously. As we're planning for 2018 and the future, we will use this information to help inform our decisions. 

Surveys were completed by 356 individuals who have opted-in to our enewsletter.  It's important to see how our supporters view the organization.

Overall, survey results were positive with the majority of respondents stating...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Quad Cities school districts have seen a small decline in the number of students who have been absent for too many days of the school year.   National-level research has found that students who miss even just 9 days of the school year have lower grades and score lower on standardized tests.   To address this issue, this past fall the school districts teamed up with United Way of the Quad Cities Area and the Arconic Foundation to launch the...