United Way addresses specific issues focused on Health, Education, and Income/Financial Stability in the communities we serve by convening, collaborating, advocating, and/or investing resources.
When you give to United Way, your contribution improves the quality of life for individuals, families and children in our community.
United Way plays a key role in advocating for good public policy. We also help to educate both policy makers and community members.
Volunteering is at the heart of United Way's mission. Mobilizing volunteers is a core service of United Way through the United Way Volunteer Center.
What we now recognize as United Way began in 1887 when a woman, a priest, a rabbi, and two ministers created an organization in Denver to collect funds for local charities. The first year $21,700 was raised for 10 health and welfare organizations. And that was just the beginning
In 1928, United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States began its work as the Dubuque Community Chest. Citizens and civic organizations
The New Faces of United Way
United Way hosted a Kickoff Event on September 12 in the Harbor Room of the Diamond Jo Casino. Over 180 people attended this year's campaign kickoff breakfast to celebrate our 91st year and to hear about the upcoming year's campaign for United Way. Our goal this year is to raise $1.5 million to help over 40,000 lives in our community.
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Interested in going Over The Edge in 2020 for United Way? Over The Edge is a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (UWDATS) by rappelling off the Hotel Julien Dubuque. All funds raised will go to UWDATS' Community Impact fund which supports 35 LOCAL programs impacting health, education and financial stability/income. Help take us Over The Edge!Read More
United Way focuses on health, education, and income and we are hosting volunbeer events specific to these areas. During the events, we will share a brief overview of a community need and how United Way supports that locally. Volunteers will package items that will be used to address a need in the community. They will also network and create relationships with other like-minded individuals.
Our Volun-beer event packs will consist of:
September - Health (snack packs for children)
October - Education (literacy kits to encourage early reading in the home for families)
November - Income (basic needs kits for those in need)