Living United 
February Edition
Give Advocate Volunteer
Program Update- 
Scouting for Food
  The Boy Scouts Northeast Iowa Council has a long and successful history that spans 100 years. In that time, they have been engaged in the character and leadership building of boys and young men in the community, which is their overall mission. One of the very successful and well-known initiatives the Boy Scouts coordinate in the local community is the Scouting for Food program conducted every March. 

  Scouting for Food engages the scouts in going door-to-door hanging informational cards and then gathering of food for local food pantries. The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States is proud to help fund this program and provide funds to increase the awareness of Scouting for Food through advertising and marketing. This partnership allows the program to operate at a larger scale and allows the scouts to directly impact the physical health of our community.

  One local food pantry receives 25% of their yearly paper goods and canned goods just from this one-day program! Scouting for Food impacts our community through the food it provides to those in need, but it also gives scouts the chance to see the impact people can make when they join together for the common good.

  Be on the lookout for your neighborhood Boy Scout next month as they kick off Scouting for Food!
MLK Jr. Day of Service Recap
  On January 16th United Way's Volunteer Center helped engage local college students in service opportunities in Dubuque. Over 80 students were involved with making blankets for homeless individuals in the Tri-State area. The blankets the students created were distributed by volunteers involved with the Point in Time Homeless Count that took place on January 26th in the Dubuque community as well as other programs in Grant and Dubuque counties. 

  The Point In Time Homeless Count recorded 256 individuals through inquiries and the street count. Included in the count are 73 households that contain children under the age of 18. Compared with data from last year there is an increase in homelessness in our community. 

  We look forward to updating you in the future months on our work in the area of homelessness. 

Initiatives New & Targeted Initiatives

  On February 1st we received a number of letters of inquiry for funding of new programs in the Tri-State community. All programs fit within one of our three pillars of health, education and income. Programs being further reviewed address needs in the areas of mentoring, homeless assistance, food assistance and more.
  While all programs are still being reviewed and considered we are excited about the future impact they will have on our community and our work toward collective impact!

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Read Across America

  Women UNITED seeks approximately 30 - 35 guest readers to read selected Dr. Seuss titles to classes in Holy Family Schools and Marshall Elementary School in Dubuque on Thursday, March 2. Interested individuals should register for the need on Get Connected

  For more information about our local Read Across America volunteer activities, please contact Women UNITED members Mary Ann Conzett or Judy Wolf .


Nearing $1.8M Goal

  This year's campaign goal stands at $1.8 million dollars. The generosity of our community has been tremendous this far, and our campaign currently stands at $1.7 million! 
  With just over $100,000 left to raise for this year's campaign, we are asking for your support.

  If you have not yet had an opportunity to make a contribution to this year's campaign, please do so today at
or text LIVEU to 71777 !

  If you or someone you know feels strongly about impacting health, education and/or income stability at a community-wide level please encourage them to support this campaign. Please also consider getting involved in our work at a deeper level by calling (563) 588-1415.

  We can do great things when we LIVE UNITED!
  This fall United Way was seeking investment panelists to help determine the distribution of funding for the year ahead. Since then panelists from a variety of local businesses have been at work to improve the health, education and income stability of individuals in the community. Thank you to the following businesses who have individuals serving on the panel.  
  • American Trust and Savings Bank
  • AY McDonald Mfg. Co.
  • Clarke University
  • Cottingham & Butler
  • Diamond Jo Casino
  • Dubuque Bank and Trust
  • Dubuque Community Schools
  • Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • Dubuque City Council (Former)
  • Heartland Area Education Agency (Retired)
  • Heartland Financial
  • Inclusive Dubuque/Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
  • John Deere Dubuque Works
  • Loras College
  • Mi-T-M Corporation
  • Sedgwick
  • United States Air Force (Retired)
  • UnityPoint - Finley Hospital

Together, we recognize there are no quick fixes. Band-Aids are not enough. We have to look at the big picture, and how our work connects with each other. In other words, lasting solutions take a while, and all of us. Thank you for LIVING UNITED this year!

Corporate Recognition
Diamond Circle
Platinum Circle
($15,000 - $24,999) 
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.
American Trust & Saving Bank
Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.
John Deere Foundation
Klauer Manufacturing
Medical Associates Clinics & Health Plans
Mystique Casino

Alliant Energy Foundation
Andersen Corp. / Eagle Window & Door
Woodward Foundation
Gold Circle
($10,000 - $14,999)
Silver Circle
($5,0000 - $9,999)
Rite Hite Corporation
Westmark Enterprises / Kendall Hunt 

Flexsteel Industries
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

Bronze Circle
($1,000 - $4,999)

Ambraco Inc.
Black Hills Enegry
Crescent Electric Supply Co.
Dubuque Anesthesia Services
Dupaco Community Credit Union
Dutrac Community Credit Union

Eagle Tool Company
Honkamp Krueger & Co
Honkamp Krueger Financial Services
Progressive Processing/Hormel
Mike Finnin Ford & Kia
Mulgrew/Perfection Oil Co.

Paulson Electric Co.
Pepsi-Lime Rock Springs
Premier Bank
Rockwell Collins
Sister of Charity, BVM - Mt. Carmel
Target Stores
The Friedman Group
Union Hoermann Press

($500 - $999)
($250 - $499)
Colony Brands / Swiss Colony
Dubuque Co. Abstract & Title Co.
Dubuque Screw Products Co.
Edwards Cast Stone Co.
Giese Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Modern Woodman of America
Norby Distributing Co.
Premier Tooling & Manufacturing Inc.
Rhomberg Fur & Leather Gallery
Theisen Supply

Alliant Credit Union
Casey's General Stores
Environmental Management Services of Iowa Inc.
Gordon's Toggery
Klauer Optical Co.
McCullough Creative Group Inc.
Schwendinger Construction
Sedona Staffing Services
Straka Johnson Architects
Welu Printing Company

($1 - $249)

Abeln Abstract & Title Company
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Art Pape Transfer
Artistic Cleaners
B L Murray Co. Inc.
Berger Benefit Connections
Brissey Realty
Burger King
Chavenelle Studio Metal Works
Contempo Styling Salon
Coborn's Incorporated

Creative Touch Gallery
CS Technologies
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Dubuque Plastics
FED Design Inc.
Happy Joes Pizza & Ice Cream
J.D. Auto Sales
Kane Appraisal Services
Kunkel & Associates, Inc.
Mutual Wheel Co.
O'Connor & English Insurance Agency

Premier Linen & Uniform Rental
Radio Dubuque
Sheehan Auto Electric Corp.
Shopko - Dubuque
Shopko - Dyerville
Sisters of the Visitation
State Farm Ins. Co
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance
Tandem Tire & Auto Service Center
United Brotherhoods Carpenters Local #678
WHKS & Co.

Employee Recognition
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co
Adams Company
Alliant Credit Union
Alliant Energy
American Trust & Savings Bank
AmeriHealth Caritas
Andersen Corp. / Eagle Window  & Door
Anderson-Weber, Inc.
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Archer Daniels Midland      Company
AT & T
Berry Plastics Corporation
Black Hills Energy
Boys & Girls Club of Greater    Dubuque
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
City of Dubuque
Coborn's Incorporated
Colony Brands / Swiss Colony
Cottingham & Butler
Creative Touch Gallery
Crescent Community Health  Center
Crescent Electric Supply Co.
Delaware, Dubuque & Jackson Co Regional Transit Authority
Diamond Jo Casino
Dollar General
Donation X Change
Dubuque Anesthesia Services
Dubuque Bank & Trust
Dubuque Community School  District
Dubuque Golf & Country Club
Dubuque Screw Products Co.
Dubuque Stamping & Mfg. Inc
Dupaco Community Credit Union
DuTrac Community Credit Union
Eagle Tool Company
East Central Intergovernmental  Association
Exelon Foundation
Flexsteel Industries
Giese Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Goodwill Industries of NE Iowa
Grand River Medical Group
Greater Dubuque Development  Corp
Hillcrest Family Services
Holy Family Catholic Schools
Honeywell Hometown  Solutions
Honkamp Krueger & Co.
Honkamp Krueger Financial  Services
IBM Dubuque Global Delivery Center
Iowa Legal Aid
Jim Kircher & Associates
John Deere Davenport Works
John Deere Dubuque Works
John Deere Foundation
John Deere Waterloo  Operations
Johnson & Johnson
Keystone AEA #1
Klauer Manufacturing
Lincoln Financial Group
Loras College
McCullough Creative Group 
Medical Associates Clinics &  Health Plans
Mercy Medical Center -  Dubuque
Mike Finnin Ford & Kia
Mi-T-M Corporation
Modern Woodman of America
Mulgrew/Perfection Oil Co.
Mutual Wheel Co.
Myers-Cox Co.
Mystique Casino
NE Iowa Area Agency on  Aging
Northeast Iowa Community  College
Northeast Iowa Council - Boy  Scouts of America
O'Connor & English Insurance  Agency
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Opening Doors
Paulson Electric Co.
Plumbers & Pipefitter Local  #125
Prairie Farms Dairy
Premier Bank
Premier Tooling &  Manufacturing, Inc.

Principal Financial Group
Printers Plus
Progressive Processing /  Hormel
Radio Dubuque
Remax Advantage Realty
Riley Mazda Subaru  Mitsubishi
RockFarm Supply Chain  Services
Rockwell Collins - Bellevue
Rockwell Collins - Employees  United Fund
Rockwell Collins -  Manchester
Roussel Masonry Contr./Randy
Salvation Army
Shoko Dyersville
Shopko Dubuque
Sisters of Charity, BVM - Mt.  Carmel
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.
State of Iowa One Gift  Program
Substance Abuse Services  Center
Target Stores
The Friedman Group
The Workshop
Theisen Supply
U.S. Bank
Union Hoermann Press
United Way of Dubuque Area  Tri-States
Unity Point Health - Finley  Hospital
Universal Giving
University of Dubuque
Veridian Credit Union
Wagner Accounting & Tax  Service
Walmart - Dubuque
Wartburg Theological  Seminary
Wells Fargo Advisors
Welu Printing Company
Western Dubuque School  District
Westmark Enterprises /  Kendall Hunt
Woodward Communications /  Telegraph Herald
WHKS & Co.
Zephyr Aluminum Products

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