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United Way’s Day of Caring: Call for Projects

“Nonprofits that host Day of Caring projects seize an exciting opportunity to educate and inspire new volunteers about their mission, while having important work completed for their agency that they may not have otherwise been able to afford,” said Fanning-Penny. “Volunteers take pride in the work they accomplish, better understand the needs of our neighbors, as well as the critical role of nonprofits. It’s truly a win-win.”

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United Way earns top Charity Ratings

For another consecutive year, United Way Blackhawk Region’s sound fiscal management practices, commitment to accountability and transparency have earned top ratings from charity evaluators.

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100,000 Books Mailed – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

“The holiday season is the perfect time to convey gratitude and share joyous news,” said United Way Blackhawk Region CEO Mary Fanning-Penny. “More than 4,200 local children have been mailed free books because of United Way’s financial support and partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. That’s a wonderful milestone to celebrate!”

United Way's 2021 Campaign Champions: From left: LaSonda & Derek Hahn; Becky & John Wong
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United Way’s Day of Caring & Campaign Kickoff

Each year, United Way Blackhawk Region invites community members to pledge financial gifts to combat societal ills and help address critical needs. As set by the volunteer board of directors, the 2021 community campaign goal is $2.3 million.

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United Way 2021 – 2023 Community Grants

As always, United Way’s ability to fulfill and grow our commitment to the community is contingent upon the generous financial support of individual donors, corporate partners, and successful workplace campaigns

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United Way’s Day of Caring: Call for Projects

“We are asking nonprofit agencies, service clubs, public schools, municipalities, and service organizations, to please consider submitting project(s) so we may afford the hundreds of volunteers who participate in this one-day event a meaningful experience.”