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Day of Caring 2014

On May 8 & 9, 2014, more than 1,200 individuals wearing blue Day of Caring T-shirts went out into the community to donate their time and skills. Because of their efforts, staff time was freed up to work directly with

Posted in Day of Caring, News, Volunteering

Young Leader’s Society Reads to Head Start Classrooms

A team of 13 United Way Young Leadership Society (YLS) members sprawled the Cedar Rapids metro area to help children become more prepared for school. In conjunction with yesterday’s United Way community-wide day of volunteering known as Day of Caring,

Posted in News, Volunteering, Young Leader's Society

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:

Posted in News, Video, Volunteering

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

Posted in News, Volunteering

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,

Posted in News, Volunteering

Day of Caring 2014 Book Drive – United We Read!

As part of 2014 Days of Caring, United Way hosted a book drive.  More than 1,200 donated books were distributed to youth (ages 0-18) utilizing summer meals sites throughout the Cedar Rapids area thanks to United Way, Friends of the Cedar Rapids Library, and

Posted in Centennial, Free Summer Meals, News, Volunteering

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