Together We Can: The QC Caring Assignment

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A small but powerful example of collective giving.

As part of our Community Campaign, we challenged 50 young adults to spark a movement of caring here in the QC.

The assignment? These emerging leaders will grow and multiply the impact of $100 in a project of their creation and invest it to improve the lives of people in our community.

Thanks to the help of our partners and friends, this effort truly represents our community coming together as one — the young adults participating in The QC Caring Assignment represent St. Ambrose University, Augustana College, Blackhawk College, Scott Community College, Western Illinois University, Heat & Frost Insulators Local 81, IBEW Local 145, Assumption High School, Pleasant Valley High School, and United Township High School.

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Here's How the QC Caring Assignment Works:

1. The money the young adults received belongs to the community. They can’t spend it on themselves and it should stay in the Quad Cities.
2. Their goal is to multiply the $100.
3. Invest the money in some cause, person, purpose or group that they have a passion for.
4. They will report back to United Way Quad Cities in 120 days on what they did.

Want to follow the QC Caring Assignment? These young leaders are sharing their journeys on social media, under the hashtag #MakeCaringFamous. You can help them out by sharing their stories, and even donating to their project. Together, we can and we will #MakeCaringFamous.

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Caring Assignment Stories

The Caring Assignment students and young professionals have been hard at work multiplying their $100 investment to create positive change in the lives of numerous Quad Citizens.

Learn more about the impact these young leaders have made in the community.

Caring Assignment Impact Summary

Grace Murk Caring Assignment

SAU Students Step Up for their Community

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Katrina Pfeiffer

Moline Teen Sets Eyes to the Sky When Inspiring Young Pilots

Thursday, November 3, 2022

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United Way Quad Cities Kicks Off 50th Year With Three Campaign Birthday Wishes and a Surprise

Friday, September 16, 2022

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United Way Launches Caring Assignment

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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The QC Caring Assignment: Multiply Impact Sponsors

Thank you to our business sponsors who have agreed to match and multiply funds raised by the Caring Assignment participants to invest in United Way and help assure more can be done to improve education, income and health in the Quad Cities:

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Estes Logo


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With Additional Support From

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For sponsorship questions and inquiries email Angela Snyder or call 563.344.0340.