April 2021 Newsletter
In this issue:
  • A Message from our staff
  • Board Member Nominated for Todd H. Bol Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • Great Give Day Coming Up
  • Every Child Reads Packs Books
  • United Way Internship Openings
A Message from our staff:
“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington

GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.
 
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and here at United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-states, we fully understand the importance and impact volunteers have on our communities. We see it every single day. We see board members stepping up to help guide our nonprofit organizations. We see companies offering volunteer time off to their staff to go out and make a difference. We see people, young and old, families and individuals, doing their best to help where help is needed. Not only in times of disasters but every day!
So, as this month draws to a close, we want to say thank you to all the unsung heroes in our community. Those who give of their time, expecting nothing in return to help impact lives. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED! If you would like to volunteer, check out our free online Get Connected portal that connects people with meaningful volunteer opportunities. Make a difference today!
Impact a life today. Donate here
We are thrilled to announce that our Board member Judy Wolf has been nominated for a Todd H. Bol Award for Outstanding Achievement related to our volunteer work with Women United's Little Free Libraries program.
Congratulations Judy and thank you for all of your hard work!
Save the Date! Great Give Day 2021 will take place on Thursday, May 13.
Help United Way support our mission to connect people and resources to advance the health, education, and income of those in need in our community by donating.
Our nonprofits need your support now more than ever. Give on Great Give Day! https://www.greatgiveday.org/dbqunitedway
Every Child Reads Packs Books
As part of their "Books in Hands" initiative, Every Child Reads packed 500 free children's books from Sesame Street in Communities and the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids.
Every Child Reads and Women United met at the United Way offices on April 20th to pack the books with crayons, coloring sheets, and parent tip sheets to be distributed locally.
Join the United Way Team!
Interns Wanted!
We accept interns year-round for two different positions within our office.

Community Building & Impact/Volunteer Engagement Intern

Development & Marketing Intern

Why Intern at United Way?
"Interning at the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States was a great experience! They were flexible with my schedule and worked with me to ensure that my internship met the requirements set forth by my college for a Public Relations major. They allowed me the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects to build my portfolio and I was able to learn a lot about the world of nonprofit marketing! It was a great way to earn college credit while making an impact on my community!"- Jenna Meehan, Summer 2020 Development & Marketing Intern
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Tree Planters

Dubuque Trees Forever will be helping the City of Dubuque plant 100 street trees throughout the community on several weekends in May. We will need lots of volunteer help! You don't have to be skilled. We will train you.  (If you ARE an experienced tree planter, please let us know!) 

Dates are:
Saturday, May 15
Saturday, May 22
Saturday, May 29
Delaware County Volunteer Drivers

Provide rides to places like doctor and dentist appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy...wherever people need to go within Delaware County. Build relationships and feel a sense of fulfillment while connecting people to valuable resources in your community!
To get started, complete the Volunteer Driver Application and return to Tricia Wagner, twagner@ecia.org
Mentor Youth

Mentor Dubuque is looking for adults to volunteer as a mentor to a youth living in the Dubuque area. This is a fun and fulfilling way to get involved in your community!
Mentoring means being a fun and positive influence in your mentee's life. We ask mentors to spend about 4-5 hours each month with their mentee. Staff are available to support the match. There is an also an option to mentor a child with your partner (couple matching).
Whether you make a one-time gift or set up recurring monthly payments, every donation matters.
We are stronger together!