ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 10, 2023) United Way Quad Cities is proud to announce the launch of its Emerging Leaders of the QC, a dynamic network that brings together young business, creative and philanthropic leaders to address pressing community challenges while showcasing the Quad Cities as an exceptional place to live, raise a family and build a career.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2023) — United Way Quad Cities is pleased to partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the nation’s largest one-day food drive. In partnership with River Bend Food Bank and local labor partners, this event on Saturday, May 13, aims to rally the community together in gathering non-perishable food donations to benefit Quad Cities families and children.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 5, 2023) — United Way Quad Cities is seeking proposals for grants for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which received $137,266 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The grants are federally funded and administered by United Way Quad Cities. They 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 (January 10, 2023) United Way Quad Cities is now accepting appointments for its volunteer tax-preparation services.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, led by United Way and AARP, help thousands of local individuals and families prepare their income taxes free of charge. The service will be provided from February 1 to April 12 at various locations around the Quad Cities.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 16, 2022) — United Way Quad Cities is accepting applications for its Community Impact Grants from non-profits, grassroots organizations, and others that are serving the residents in Scott and Rock Island counties in the areas of education, income and health.

The deadline for organizations to apply is January 13, 4:30PM.

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.