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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
WATERLOO, IA – Cedar Valley United Way announced $2,134,430 in investments in the Cedar Valley for the 2016-17 funding year. The funding was made possible by gifts to Cedar Valley United Way’s 2015 campaign. Of the investments, $1,632,517 was awarded in strategic investment grants to 64 community programs at 33 local nonprofits that address needs in the areas of education, income stability, health, and emergency and basic needs. Strategic investment grants were chosen by community impact team...
Category: Education | Health | Income
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Three hundred community members gathered at Park Place Event Centre Thursday morning to celebrate the results of the 2015 Cedar Valley United Way campaign. Campaign co-chairs Pam Delagarelle, president/CEO of UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital and Tony DiCecco, a community volunteer, announced $2,902,894 was raised during the 2015 annual campaign. “We are thrilled to have raised over $2.9 million to help people in the Cedar Valley,” DiCecco said. “The generosity Pam and I encountered as we...
Category: Education | Health | Help | Income | Volunteer
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Cedar Valley United Way is in the final week of the 2015 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Sunday, January 31. “Cedar Valley United Way’s impact can be seen all across our community,” said Pam Delagardelle, president/CEO of UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital and co-chair of the 2015 United Way campaign. “United Way has a hand in supporting after-school and child care programs, disaster services, elderly transportation, community meals, help for victims of...
Category: Education | Health | Income
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way and Operation Threshold are offering a literacy workshop Friday, January 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The workshop will be held at Operation Threshold, 1535 Lafayette St., Waterloo. Participants will learn simple ways to incorporate literacy in everyday interactions with children, as well as give parents easy ways to promote reading and literacy with their children. The workshop will provide practical tools to create...
Category: Education | Help | Income
Thursday, December 10, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – Mental illnesses are biologically based brain diseases that affect an individual’s ability to think, feel and relate to others and the environment. These disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Cedar Valley United Way’s community impact teams, the volunteer groups that direct and monitor grant funding for the organization, identified mental health as a priority based on community needs assessments and local data.   United Way invited...
Category: Health
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – Applications for 2016-18 Cedar Valley United Way funding grants will be available at cedarvalleyunitedway.org on Friday, Dec. 4.  To be considered for these grants, programs must meet three criteria. First, the program must focus on one of the three funding areas, education — helping children and youth achieve their potential, income — promoting financial stability and independence, or health — improving people’s well-being. In addition, any programs seeking to partner with Cedar...
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Friday, July 17, 2015
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way now has research and development investment funds available to support new, innovative and collaborative efforts that address the root causes of health and human needs issues that contribute to the cycle of poverty in the Cedar Valley. The research and development fund was created in response to a community needs assessment United Way commissioned in 2013. These investments may take place outside of the traditional two-year funding cycle for education,...
Category: Education | Health | Income
Monday, April 13, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – Brian and Tiffany Aronson will be welcoming a new baby later this month. When Baby Aronson arrives, he or she will be heading home from the hospital with a brand new board book – a gift given in memory of big brother Luke. The book is part of the Books for Babies program, a new initiative spearheaded by Cedar Valley United Way Emerging Leaders. The program will provide a new brand book for each baby born in Black Hawk County as well as information on the importance of reading for...
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