December 2021 Newsletter
In this issue:
  • A Message from United Way President/CEO
  • Thank you Spahn & Rose
  • Riley Subaru Share the Love Event
  • A Message from our Campaign Co-Chairs
  • Campaign Updates
  • Upcoming Events
  • United Way Internship Openings
  • Volunteer Opportunities
A Message from our President/CEO:
Dear Friends of United Way,

December can be a flurry of friends, family, and food for many across the tri-states, but for others it is a time of increased stress, anxiety, and depression. United Way’s 31 funded programs are here for 55,000 people in the tri-states who need these supports. It’s probably no surprise that we have witnessed increased food needs, housing insecurities and heightened brain health concerns that impact so many in our community. As our year comes to an end, we remind you to be kind to others and yourselves this season and we thank you for your support.

As you prepare for your new year and fresh start, we challenge you to make a commitment to do something good for yourself, your neighbors, and your community. You will feel the return on this investment tenfold.

Wishing you and your families a happy, safe, and healthy new year!

Danielle Peterson
Thank you to Spahn & Rose Lumber Company for their generous donation.
They truly are Building Our Communities Through Giving!
Riley Subaru is
Sharing the Love!
There is still time to support United Way by purchasing a vehicle at Riley Subaru. Also, for every routine Subaru vehicle service visit during the Share the Love event, $5 will be donated. Thank you Riley Subaru for your support!
Check out Campaign Co-Chairs, Bob & April's Holiday Message!
Campaign Updates
As we progress into our 2021-2022 campaign year, we are excited to share about our collaboration and work with great businesses and our Funded Partners. During the month of December, the following businesses ran campaigns showing their support of United Way:

BMO Financial, City of Dubuque, Dubuque Golf & Country Club, Hodge, The Friedman Group, Paulson Electric, Riverview Center, Sisters of Charity, BVM - Mt. Carmel, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Woodward Communication/Telegraph Herald

Looking for creative ideas for your campaign? Look here on our campaign toolkit or email

Thank you all for showing what it means to LIVE UNITED!
Early January 2022, United Way funding applications will be available for nonprofits interested in making an impact in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Look for more information to come!
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
DBQ Shovel Crew!

Volunteer on the DBQ Shovel Crew this winter!
As a DBQ Shovel Crew volunteer you will be paired with a resident in need of assistance who is not physically able to remove snow and ice from their city sidewalk and do not have other resources to remove the snow and ice such as neighbors, friends, or a hired service. We are seeking volunteers who can help throughout the winter season. The commitment is caring for one address all winter.
Please complete this survey DBQ Shovel Crew Initial Survey
Market Greeter/
Information Table Volunteer

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market seeks volunteers for our information/welcome table each week at market. 
Dates: Every Saturday morning, November - April
Time: 8:45am - 12:30pm
Duties: welcome shoppers, answer questions, run market money token terminal, assist vendors as-needed
Volunteers are welcome to bring a friend to have 2 people at the table. Market staff will provide table coverage for breaks so volunteers can shop as well.

Respond via Volunteer Dubuque or e mail
Junior Achievement Volunteer Teacher

Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. 
What we teach: Work-Readiness, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship
Our hands-on programs prepare students to:
  • Proactively manage their finances
  • Be entrepreneurial
  • Develop career-readiness skills that will be recognized and valuable in a global workforce
A unique component to the success of JA is our partnership with community volunteers who teach our K-12 curriculum while sharing their own personal experiences with the students. As a result, students connect classroom learning to real-world issues and understand the value of their education.
Volunteering for JA is a great way to get involved with your school! Volunteering is easy. You receive training and all the materials you need to be successful in the classroom. Visit typically last less than an hour, and involve five to seven classroom visits. To volunteer send us an email at  
Whether you make a one-time gift or set up recurring monthly payments, every donation matters.
We are stronger together!