- This Mediacom interview discusses how Eastern Iowa volunteers can now report their hours online.
- This is an April 2013 rotary presentation that discusses how we are trying to help community members in need build the skills they need for the future.
United Way’s Involvement During the 2008 Flood (June 2013 Mediacom interview)
- Leslie Wright, VP of Community Building, talks about United Way’s involvement during the 2008 floods in the Cedar Rapids Metro Area.
- We raised $10,354,496 in 2012. This short video is how we unveiled the total.
- Our 2012 campaign chairs were sharing our message throughout the community, including on a billboard along busy First Avenue. We shot this fun video with Cedar Rapids Police to thank them. (February 2013)
- The story of one of the Quaker Oat Shipping 20 Powerball winners and his $75,000 gift to the United Way endowment. (December 2012)
Giving Tuesday (November 2012)
- For the first Giving Tuesday, which followed Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, in 2012, we created this 12 Days of Giving video.
- Companies donated prizes in 2011 and 2012 that were given to randomly-chosen donors. These videos show how we surprised them.
Main overview video (Fall 2012)
- We used this video in 2012 for an overview of what United Way and our partners do.
2012 Campaign kickoff and event video (September 2012)
You can find our videos broken down by area below:
How RED Ahead Helps Families (February 2013)
- RED Ahead is a program currently offered at the Urban and North Towne WIC clinics (Women, Infants, and Children) and is for parents to help their young children develop the language skills they need to be ready for kindergarten. This video talks about the program and we hear from a client about her experiences.
Play & Learn client talks about the program (February 2013)
- Mom talks about how her two-year-old son uses the program.
- A video highlighting how long-time mentor relationships help students in Eastern Iowa.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Forum 2013 (March 2013)
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences that can happen to children and impact them into adulthood. There are ten common traumas that have been identified. Join us to learn more about the ACEs research, what ACEs look like in our community and how we can help move forward. On March 25, 2013, 220 people, representing over 100 organizations, attended a community forum where we heard about research surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences and what we can do as a community.
- This United Way partner helped an 84-year-old man after macular degeneration changed his life.
- A longtime United Way donor tells the story of why she started using programs funded by United Way.
- A look at Horizons’ Meals on Wheels program. What it does in the community and why people volunteer for it.
- Women’s Leader Ashley Ernst shares a story of how somebody who used United Way-funded services thanked her in public after seeing her wear a LIVE United shirt.
- A Cedar Rapids residents thanks United Way donors for helping him receive a daily meal.
- The client, Dan, talks about being homeless and how Goodwill helped him get forklifting training and helped him find a job.
Helping Iowa’s Families – 2013 Legislative Video (Released 1/25/13)
- A video highlighting how Iowa families are struggling. This video also features a student in the KPACE program and mentions how legislators in 2013 can help Iowan.
- The story of a woman who works for a United Way partner and who got her financials under control and being able to move into a new home.
Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today 2012 Event (October 2012)
- A 2012 community forum that featured three expert speakers who discussed how Iowa families are struggling financially. Attendees also discussed how we can all work together to move the community forward.
Volunteer Website Testimonial (March 2013)
- This video shares the story of a woman who used our Volunteer Now web community to connect to a volunteer opportunity at Marion Cares.
Introducing Volunteer Event Keynote Speaker (April 2013)
- Jack Roeder, the former minor league baseball GM in Cedar Rapids, was the keynote speaker at the 2013 United Way of East Central Iowa Volunteer Awards Breakfast. We told the group that he had to cancel. Here’s how he was introduced.