Volunteer Ty Lewis reading with a student at Rock Island Academy from the spring session of Read United

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 18, 2022) — Earlier this year, hundreds of Quad Citizens joined United Way and local school districts to support youth literacy by reading one-on-one each week with local students through an initiative called Read United QC.

United Way Quad Cities’ president and CEO Rene Gellerman

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 13, 2022) — United Way Quad Cities is proud to welcome Dr LaDrina Wilson (above), owner of Iman Consulting and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, and Dave Herrell (below), CEO of Visit Quad Cities, to serve as co-chairs of United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

Ty Lewis (left) and comrade

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 6, 2022) — United Way hopes to help close COVID-related gaps in youth literacy by connecting another 200 Quad Cities students with volunteers, for one-on-one weekly reading sessions during the summer.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 10, 2022) — United Way Quad Cities is proud to partner, once again, with the National Association of Letter Carriers as part of the nation’s largest, one-day Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This unique partnership is set to gather non-perishable food donations for the local River Bend Food Bank during the 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (April 18, 2022) A local philanthropist has issued a $100,000 challenge to our community, to help ensure more Quad Cities kids enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed.

Heidi Huiskamp Collins announced her pledge of $100,000 as a match to any donation supporting Born Learning Academies for kindergarten readiness through June 30.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (March 29, 2022) — United Way Quad Cities is seeking proposals for grants for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which received $496,922 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The grants are federally-funded and administered by United Way Quad Cities and are available to 501(c)3 non-profits, faith-based organizations, and government organizations that provide emergency food, shelter, and rental assistance in Scott or Rock Island counties.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 16, 2022) — United Way hopes to help close COVID-related gaps in youth literacy by connecting hundreds of volunteers with students across the Quad Cities for weekly one-on-one reading sessions.

United Way launched Read United QC, a community-wide awareness and action campaign to help 500 pre-school-to-third-grade struggling readers to get the skills they need to succeed in school and life.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 11, 2022) United Way Quad Cities is now accepting appointments for its volunteer tax-preparation services.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 18, 2021) United Way Quad Cities recently welcomed Angela Snyder to the newly-established role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Snyder has more than fifteen years of experience in strategic growth and operations, business-development, marketing, and talent-cultivation.

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