August 2020 Newsletter
In this issue:
  • A Message from our President/CEO
  • Helping Iowans After Derecho
  • Feed Dubuque County Facebook Page
  • Donate Books to Women United
  • United Way Job & Internship Openings
  • Over the Edge
  • Digital Campaign Kickoff
A Message from our President/CEO:
August is a month of preparation for many, including United Way, and this year—like many of you—our preparation took on an entirely new look. We are planning a dynamic, moving and entertaining United Way Campaign Kickoff full of information that will energize and motivate our business partners and community members to get involved. We are choosing to think of this as an opportunity to engage and inform even more people about United Way! We hope you tune in at 8:30 am on Thursday, September 10th to hear from our Campaign Co-Chairs, Jan Powers and Bob Woodward as well as messages from our funded partners and key business partners, focusing on the theme of “Why United Way?” You can click her to register for this free virtual event:

We also are prepping to hold our second Over the Edge event on Friday, September 4th beginning at 2 pm. Even if you have spent way too many hours in front of your computer lately, we hope you will tune in for this LIVE ACTION as people rappel off the roof of the Hotel Julien Dubuque building, raising money for United Way’s Community Impact fund that helped impact over 42,000 lives last year! It’s not too late to sign up to Edge or to donate to an Edger either! Check that out here:

As always, thank you for your support, generosity and continued patience and kindness to and for one another. We rely on each and every one of you to help carry our mission forward, sharing this and other pertinent information, helping build awareness and support for over 42,000 people needing you now more than ever. That’s how we can LIVE UNITED
Danielle Peterson
Helping Iowans After Derecho
The derecho storm was devastating for the Cedar Rapids community and some of the surrounding area. At United Way, we are committed to providing assistance and resources for those in need.

United Way of East Central Iowa is managing a central location for people to sign up for recovery efforts. They are working hard to coordinate efforts to those that need it the most.
Feed Dubuque County
One of United Way's pillars is health, which includes making sure no one in our community goes hungry.

We are proud to partner with other organizations and individuals to overcome food scarcity in our community.

For up-to-date information and details about food availability, visit Feed Dubuque County's Facebook Page
Women United is seeking new or gently used children's books for the Little Free Libraries established in our area. Looking for books for ages infant through middle school. Books can be dropped off inside the door at the United Way office (215 W 6th) between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Join the United Way Team!

Manager of Finance/Administration
Interns Wanted!
We accept interns year-round in 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
Over the Edge is on Friday, September 4

Over The Edge is a unique fundraising opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States. All funds raised will go to our Community Impact fund which supports 31 LOCAL partner agencies impacting health, education and financial stability/income. Help take us Over The Edge!

There is still time to sign up to go Over the Edge! Find out more information at
Our 2020 Campaign Kickoff
On September 10th at 8:30 A.M., join us on Facebook Live for our annual campaign kickoff. You will hear from our campaign co-chairs about the difference United Way is making in the community and how we impacted over 42,000 local lives!
Also, there will be special video appearances by our top donors, funded partners and more! Learn how you can invest in the future of your community with United Way.
Volunteer Opportunities
Welcome Center Volunteer

We are looking for dependable, responsible, friendly individuals to volunteer in the Visitors Center at Camp Courageous. Visitor Center volunteers greet visitors, answer phones, give tours of the camp, sell camp store items, and may do other office tasks.

What to expect:
Training will be provided to anyone wanting to volunteer in the Administrative Department but a volunteer can expect to:
  • Greet guests as they enter the Visitor’s Center or Pool in a professional, courteous manor
  • Assist in answering phone calls
  • Conduct tours of the camp
  • Accept and distribute donations
  • Assist with camp store purchases
  • Office hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm, Sunday noon to 4pm
Advocate for Quality Long-Term Care

The Volunteer Ombudsman Program is currently accepting new applicants across the State of Iowa at this time.

Volunteer Ombudsmen are trained, certified volunteers who visit one local long-term care facility to advocate for residents' rights. This includes visiting with residents about their quality of care and quality of life in the facility and seeking to resolve any of their concerns in cooperation with the facility. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity and requires a minimum commitment of three hours per month for one year.

Interested individuals should have a friendly disposition; demonstrate active listening and collaborative problem solving skills; and have a strong appreciation for older Iowans and Iowans with disabilities. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Previous experience in health care is not required, but certain conflicts of interest may prevent some people from serving, including those who are current employees of long-term care facilities and their family members.
Mentor Youth

Mentor Dubuque is looking for volunteers who want to mentor a youth in the community. Our mentor-mentee pairs do things like go bowling, catch a movie, eat pizza together, hike, etc. We simply ask you to spend 4-5 hours each month with the child you are matched with.

We have 11 girls and 17 boys who are currently waiting for a mentor! The youth have a diverse range of interests, you could share your passions today with a youth that might interest your mentee.

If you are ready to have fun while volunteering, contact us TODAY!

Whether you make a one-time gift or set up recurring monthly payments, every donation matters.
We are stronger together!