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United Way Recognizes Volunteers

The United Way Annual Outstanding Volunteer Awards event was held on April 10, 2014 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.  The event provides an opportunity to appreciate and recognize volunteers in the community.  These volunteers are separated into five categories:

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Happy National Volunteer Week

United Way participates in Leaders in Volunteerism (LIV) which is an organization made up of 25 non-profit organizations from the Cedar Rapids area and was formed to develop and promote volunteerism in our community.  In 2012, LIV reported 20,539 volunteers

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Volunteering as a Family

“Volunteering with your kids, once they are old enough, is truly rewarding.” Katie Mills Giorgio, a Cedar Rapids community volunteer and United Way Centennial Volunteer Club member said, “Volunteering with your kids is not only awesome family time, but it will also,

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Day of Caring 2014 Book Drive – United We Read!

As part of 2014 Days of Caring, United Way is hosting a book drive.  Donated books will be distributed to youth (ages 0-18) utilizing summer meals sites throughout the Cedar Rapids area. Companies and individuals wishing to donate books may bring new or

Posted in Centennial, Free Summer Meals, News, Volunteering

United Way Centennial Volunteer Club Now 100 Members Strong

Beth McDougall of Cedar Rapids was the 100th Eastern Iowan who pledged 100 volunteer hours this year. Congrats and thank you! She answered a few questions for us Question: Why did you decide to join the club? Beth: A couple of reasons made

Posted in Centennial, News, Volunteering

Ideas for Volunteer Opportunities for Youth

This article shares some ideas for volunteer opportunities for youth. The volunteer opportunities for youth were assembled by United Way of East Central Iowa. These are projects that can be done in your own home or neighborhood with friends and

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