United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties will kick off its 2019-2020 “Change Doesn’t Happen Alone” Campaign on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 beginning at 4:00 pm in the Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood. 29 non-profit Partner Agencies, as well as United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’ initiatives and programs, will be highlighted from 4-5pm with an interactive fair including games, activities and information sharing for the whole family. At 5pm there will be a short program featuring Dr. Cecilia Norris, MD of Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic, Mitch Gross, City of Coralville Council Member/Mayor Pro Tem /Assistant Principal at Northwest Jr. High and the 2019-20 Campaign Co-Chairs, Bob & Sue Dvorsky with information on how United Way can connect you to the causes you care about the most. The 2019 campaign marks the start of United Way’s 100th annual community fundraising effort and gives the organization an opportunity to unite local donors, business and community leaders, volunteers, and nonprofit leadership.
“What can be more important than investing in our communities?” commented Sue Dvorsky, United Way’s 2019-20 Campaign Co-Chair.
United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties partners will local agencies to provides food, shelter, healthcare, crisis services and offers their own community focused initiatives. United Way’s annual campaign is a vital part of the organization’s work with last year’s drive investing over $2.1 million dollars in local efforts provided by United Way Partner Agencies and United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’ initiatives such as: United Way 2-1-1 app, “Summerships” (camp scholarships), Leadership Directory and many more.
United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is the Volunteer Center for our community and, as of July 1, 2019, the local coordinator of the 55+ RSVP initiative. The 55+ RSVP initiative provides an opportunity to harness the experience and dedication of an entire generation by connecting them to impactful volunteer opportunities.
“We are excited to support volunteers who are 55 or better to utilize their knowledge, skills and experience while addressing the needs of organizations and services” –Patti Fields, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’ VP Community Impact & Engagement.
For 100 years, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, focusing on innovative solutions related to education, financial stability, and health. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers are working together to provide positive, measurable changes in our community. Looking for additional ways to support Johnson & Washington Counties? Visit their Volunteer Center or make a financial gift that can support United Way at UnitedWayJWC.org or call United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties at (319) 338-7823.
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Trisha Smith at Trisha.Smith@UnitedWayJWC.org or (319) 338-7823.