January 2021 Newsletter
In this issue:
  • A Message from our President/CEO
  • Judy Wolf Awarded TH's First Citizen of the Year
  • $40,000 of FEMA funds Distributed
  • 2021 Human Service Provider Meetings
  • Campaign Updates
  • Facebook Fridays
  • United Way Internship Openings
A Message from our President/CEO:
Dear Friends,

Here it is! The New Year we have all been awaiting—a fresh start, a new beginning. How will you start your year? What are the goals you have set for yourself or your family? Some typical resolutions are around improving health or financial stability for example. For some, goal setting is difficult because they may not have the hope and vision to see themselves in a different situation. That is where YOU come in! One resolution you could make this year is to get involved in your community and give back in a new way.
·        GIVE: One way to impact over 42,000 local lives is to make a donation to United Way.  All 31 of the local programs we support have been fully vetted and are monitored by a team of trained volunteers and staff. Be confident your donations are making a difference in the areas our community needs it the most! Together with our partners, we work in collaboration to collectively impact our community! No matter the size, your donations matter! You can make a donation here https://dbqunitedway.org/donate or text LIVEU to 40403 to impact local lives today!
·        ADVOCATE: United Way and our partners work to address local barriers that impact our most vulnerable community members. Learn about the issues we support such as brain health, food scarcity, homelessness, safety, and more. Educate yourselves on the quality programs we invest in that have successfully addressed those needs and then share that knowledge! We are continually updating information on our social media platforms and encourage you to follow us there to continue to educate and inform others! https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayDBQ
·        VOLUNTEER: Volunteering is a GREAT way to make a local impact! Not only does volunteering save our nonprofits hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, but it is an incredible way to learn about area needs and resources. United Way’s Get Connected portal is a wonderful way to see the local needs and to find a meaningful volunteer experience! https://dbqunitedway.org/volunteer
Whether your goals are to START to give, advocate, and volunteer or to INCREASE your activity in those areas, your involvement matters! It is the beginning of a new year. How will you make it count? 


Sincerely,
Danielle Peterson
President/CEO
TH First Citizen Award winner: Wolf involved, 'heart and ...

Judy Wolf feels comfortable stepping up to help when her community is in need. "I'm not too much of a spectator," she said. "I usually get heavily involved in anything I do." After retiring from a career with John Deere Co., Wolf, 70, finds...

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Over $40,000 Distributed by Local FEMA Board to Support Food Needs in Dubuque
The Dubuque County Local Board for Emergency Food and Shelter Program awarded over $40,000 to food-related programs in Dubuque County.
Campaign Updates
As we continue the 2020-2021 campaign, we are excited to share about our collaboration and work with great businesses and our Funded Partners. During the month of January, the following businesses ran campaigns showing their support of United Way:

Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Union Hoermann Press, Principal Financial Group, O'Connor & Thomas, PC, Spahn & Rose, WHKS & Co., Paulson Electric Co., and Dubuque Golf & Country Club.

RE/MAX Advantage Realty invited United Way to present to their employees, who had the opportunity to learn about United Way.

Looking for creative ideas for your campaign? Look here on our campaign toolkit or email ellen.dettmer@dbqunitedway.org

Thank you all for showing what it means to LIVE UNITED!
Facebook Fridays
Tune into our Facebook Fridays to learn more about our community partners, funded programs, issues facing our community, and more. Every Friday at 11:45 AM we travel around the community talking with those who are making a difference. Thank you to those who shared with us in January:
  • Crescent Community Health Center
  • Helping Services
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque
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
Become a Blood Donor Ambassador

The need for blood is constant and is irreplaceable, our community understands this need and is responding greatly to donate blood which is why now more than ever our Collections staff needs your help.

Fill our incredibly important volunteer position, take temperatures of each of our donors at blood drives for staff to continue focusing on the continuing life-saving mission of blood collection, provide friendly service to each donor, and follow up post donation with refreshments and snacks.
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!

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!
Food Delivery

Dubuque Area Labor Harvest and Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa are partnering to have groceries delivered to those in need. We are in search of volunteers to help with delivery of these groceries. 
 
Deliveries will occur on Saturdays and Thursday starting at 11 AM. Volunteers will go to the Dubuque Area Labor Harvest (423 W. Locust Dubuque, Iowa 52001) and be able to pick up the groceries with the address of delivery. The volunteer will deliver the meals to the door step and either ring the door or knock so the person knows the groceries have been delivered. 
Whether you make a one-time gift or set up recurring monthly payments, every donation matters.
We are stronger together!