July 2019
Our Mission: Activate the power of women to strengthen our community and drive sustainable change.
In this issue:
  • Over The Edge
  • Sprout Into Reading Update
  • Little Free Libraries Update
  • Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events:
  • Back To School Bash
Our very own Women United member, Judy Wolf, went Over The Edge for United Way! Judy, representing Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, raised over $2,500 and was brave and rappelled 108 feet over the side of the Hotel Julien Dubuque. Thank you Judy for supporting United Way and going Over The Edge! If you are interested in learning more about Over The Edge 2020, click here .
Sprout Into Reading Update
Thank you to the McDonough Foundation for supporting our Sprout Into Reading Initiative. The foundation is providing $3,000 in funding! Sprout Into Reading is a United Way initiative that is led by Women United. Women United has partnered with non-profits to ensure books are provided to children ages 0-5 across our 10-county service area. If you know of a program that serves low income children ages 0-5 that would like to partner with Women United on this important initiative, please contact admin@dbqunitedway.org .

Thank you McDonough Foundation for supporting Sprout Into Reading, Women United and United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States!
Little Free Libraries Update
Women United is busy partnering with local communities to get Little Free Libraries set up for the summer! Keep your eyes open for these new locations coming soon!

-Burden Park- Located at 2701 Burden Avenue
-Cleveland Park located at 625 Cleveland Avenue
-Jefferson Park located at 665 University Avenue
-Waller-Cooper Park located at 600 Cooper Place
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Community Clothes Closet
Community Events
Collections & Drives
Little Free Libraries & Sprout Into Reading
For information on how to get involved please contact admin@dbqunitedway.org
Upcoming Events
Back To School Bash
Join us on Saturday August 3rd for the annual Back To School Bash. The event will be held at Comiskey Park (255 E. 24th Street) in Dubuque from 12-4PM. There will be fun, food, festivities and great connections that day. Women United will be providing a reading corner, books and healthy snacks for those attending. Want to help Women United at the Back To School Bash, email admin@dbqunitedway.org by Friday July 26th and help out at this great event!
HOW YOU CAN JOIN
 
Women UNITED Membership

- Women United members annually pledge $500 to the annual United Way campaign and have the option to serve on the Steering Committee, which meets once a month.

- ALL women are welcome to participate in Women United-sponsored volunteer activities.

To learn more about Women United, attend our monthly meetings held every third Wednesday of the month at 4 PM at the United Way Office (215 W. 6th Street, Dubuque, Iowa).

-For more information, please contact  admin@dbqunitedyway.org  
Women United Leadership Council
Judy Wolf
Karen Babler
Michele Kaiser
Tricia Schumacher
Julie Kouba