Guest Editorial September 2019 - Rich Klahn/2019 Campaign Chair - The 2019 United Way of Clinton County, Iowa campaign kicked off on September 19, 2019. My name is Rich Klahn, and I am the Campaign Chair this year. I want to thank the United Way staff (Cheryl McCulloh, Jerri K Ross, and Kori Shannon) for all the hard work they put in to make United Way as successful as it is in our county. I also want to thank all of you. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (August 28, 2019 - United Way of Clinton County, Iowa Planning $650,000 Campaign Rich Klahn, Assistant Vice President with Clinton National Bank, and Julie Witt, Office Service Manager with ACI, will lead this fall’s United Way campaign to raise $650,000. “The United Way campaign is where it all starts,” said Klahn. “We can’t help people who need help if the necessary funds aren’t available. I was born and raised in Clinton County and I care deeply about the people here. We step up in times of need.” Click here to read more.
A National Challenge. A Community Solution. The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. Accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for people between the ages of 35-54 and the second leading cause of injury-related death for young people. Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial July 2019 - Shannon Sander Welzien/YWCA of Clinton YWCA IS GRATEFUL FOR UNITED WAY OF CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA YWCA Clinton is grateful for the support from United Way of Clinton County, Iowa. United Way of Clinton County, Iowa funding is vital to our community, making a positive difference in the lives of so many. Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial June 2019 - Kenneth Brooks/Mesquakie District, Illowa Council Scouts – JUMPING FEET FIRST INTO ADVENTURE WITH UNITED WAY OF CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA With Summer now upon us, many of us think back fondly on our summer escapades. We counted down the days until school let out for Summer Break, and we planned how we would spend our entire summer with our friends. Images of tree forts, lemonade stands, backyard camping, swimming pools, and sleepovers come to mind, but the crowning pinnacle of summer was always going to Scout Camp. Times have changed for all of us here in Eastern Iowa. For starters, we don’t get a Summer Break any more, do we? Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial May 2019 - Matthew Parbs/The Sawmill Museum – UNITED WAY OF CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA SUPPORTS EDUCATION PROGRAMMING AND MORE AT THE SAWMILL MUSEUM When you think of a museum, I doubt a couch comes to mind. Now, there was a Museum of Laziness, but hopefully to no surprise of its workers, it closed within a week. While The Sawmill Museum has its mission of preserving Clinton’s lumber history, for decades, museums have adopted a mission of being a social space for their community. Ultimately, the goal is to be the community’s “couch”, or the community’s “living room”, or their “attic”. Whatever your preferred section of the house is, the goal is to remove the veneer that infinity goes up on trial at a museum, and show that museums are here for everyone in the community. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (May 8, 2019) – UNITED WAY SUPPORTS EDUCATION THROUGH COMMUNITY DONATIONS Education is one of three impacts areas the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa focuses on. These focuses help create a strong and sustainable community. United Way's educational goal is to ensure that youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials in order to be prepared for the workforce, and be able to obtain family-sustaining employment. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (April 30, 2019) – WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT FOR OUR FLOWERS JUST BECAUSE Dear Editor: The Staff and I at United Way of Clinton County, Iowa would like to thank to community for participating in our Flowers Just Because fundraiser on April 24, 2019. We were able to distribute just over 400 bouquets of spring flowers in two hours! We could not have done so without our fantastic volunteer drivers! Without these volunteers, this would not be possible. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (April 24, 2019) - UNITED WAY SUPPORTS EDUCATION THROUGH MEN-TORING READS PROGRAM: “April showers bring May flowers”, or so the saying goes. This April, local schools had books falling in their hands. As a seed is planted, a garden can grow. Education is one of three impacts areas the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa focuses on within our community. Thus, it is the hope and dreams of the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa’s MEN-toring Reads program to grow a love of reading. Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial April 2019 - Amanda Willimack/Imagination Library of Clinton County – UNITED WAY OF CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA ASSISTS DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY OF CLINTON COUNTY PROMOTE LITERACY, SCHOOL READINESS The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading to children from birth. A large body of research has shown children exposed to books at a young age have stronger vocabulary, literacy, attention spans and concentration, and they are better prepared for school. MRIs taken while preschoolers are being read to illustrate active brain development. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (March 29, 2019) – UNITED WAY BEGINS FLOWERS JUST BECAUSE FUNDRAISER: The United Way of Clinton County, Iowa is raising funds to be able to distribute them to the agencies they partner with through the Citizen Review Committee and Board Member volunteers process. Orders are being taken through Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4am. Delivery of flowers will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 11am - 1pm.
Clinton, Iowa (March 27, 2019) – UNITED WAY’S COLLABORATIVE SERVICES DAY WAS A SUCCESS: The United Way of Clinton County, Iowa presented a Collaborative Services Day on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. It was held at the Clinton County Administration Building Cafeteria, located at 1900 N. 3rd Street, Clinton, Iowa from 9am-noon. It was open to all residents of Clinton County, Iowa and including: Clinton, Camanche, DeWitt, and surrounding areas.Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (March 18, 2019) – UNITED WAY SUPPORTS FINANCIAL STABILTY THROUGH YOUR DONATIONS: The United Way of Clinton County, Iowa focuses on three impact areas to help create a strong and sustainable community. One of these is Financial Stability. Financial Stability includes making connections to educational resources and support needed for good paying jobs and lifelong careers. These connections are made through partnerships created with seven various non-profit agencies in the Clinton County, Iowa area including: Clinton, Camanche, DeWitt and surrounding areas. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (March 15, 2019) – UNITED WAY TO HOST COLLABORATIVE SERVICES DAY: The United Way of Clinton County, Iowa will host a Collaborative Services Day on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. It will be held from 9am until 12pm at the Clinton County Administration Building, located at 1900 N. 3rd Street, Clinton, Iowa. It is open to all residents of Clinton County, Iowa and includes: Clinton, Camanche, DeWitt, and surrounding areas. Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial March 2019 - Ashley Odom/Family Resources - United Way funds allow Family Resources to provide sheltering and housing services to survivors of crime in Clinton County, Iowa. Without funds from United Way, survivors of violent crimes would not have access to services. Family Resources’ Sheltering and Housing Program is a component of our Survivor Services Department; providing a full array of comprehensive services Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial February 2019 - Laura Burget/Clinton YWCA's Empowerment Center - The YWCA Empowerment Center appreciates the funding received from the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa. The United Way of Clinton County, Iowa funds are paramount to meeting the needs of numerous people in the local area. These dollars are essential in meeting the housing needs of individuals and families. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (February 28, 2019) – UNITED WAY HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING & VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENT: United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI) held their Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Meeting on February 27, 2019 at Rastrelli’s Tuscany Room.2018 Board President Anita Dalton started off the program by thanking everyone for coming, and Pastor Chuck Johnson led the invocation. Click here to read more.
Clinton, Iowa (February 2, 2019) - UNITED WAY OF CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA TO HOLD TRIVIA NIGHT: Upcoming this Saturday, February 9th, 2019, the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa will be hosting a Trivia Night with a Live and Silent Auction. This event will be held at the Masonic Center; located at 416 South First Street in Clinton, Iowa. The doors will open at 5:30pm with the trivia game.Click here to read more.
Guest Editorial January 2019 - Gabe Gluba/ASAC - One of the agencies the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa partners with the Area Substance Abuse Council, otherwise known as ASAC. The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) provides accessible, comprehensive substance abuse services delivered with dignity, respect and professionalism to reduce the impact of substance use disorders. Click here to read more.
Clinton Iowa, (January 28, 2019) - United Way of Clinton County, Iowa serves as a connection point and brings together individuals, businesses, industry, and nonprofit organizations to make positive changes in our commmunity. We Offer Click here to read more.