United We Win 
  January 2018 Edition

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However you get your local news, you've probably seen too much bad news. Budget cuts, unemployment, hundreds of local people without health insurance, and the list goes on. 
Here at United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, we are working every day to find solutions to community issues and to fund local health and human service agencies who provide services and programs to help those most in need.
United Way focuses on HEALTH, EDUCATION and INCOME.
Our belief is that everyone deserves a quality education that leads to stable employment, the ability to earn and manage money to support a family through retirement, and access to affordable healthcare.
Did you know:
  • United Way  helps fund 40 programs across 26 nonprofits to support the pillars of health, education and income.
  • Programs demonstrate how the funding helps make an impact in the community. Last year,
    • 1,673 people were able to receive mental health counseling services
    • 156 youth were provided substance abuse services
    •  474 people were provided homeless services
    • 2,501 people were provided healthy and nutritious food
    • 29,000 meals were provided to area low income youth
    • 3,000 children were served by educational programs
    • Mentor services provided a total of 2,217 hours with area children
We need your help now more than ever to meet today's issues.  With your investment, we all win when a child succeeds in school, a family achieves financial stability, and when our neighbors are healthy and safe. 
The donations that you make stay local. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.  That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.

With Sincere Thanks,
Danielle Peterson, President/CEO

Care to learn more?  Reach out to us to find out how easy it is to start a United Way Campaign at your business or have us present at your organization to learn more about the services and programs we support. To view our great campaign videos, courtesy of Happee Smith, or make an online donation TODAY, please visit us at: www.dbqunitedway.org  or text LIVEU to 71777

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United We Win!

On January 31, 2018, twenty-four local United Ways from across the state came together to meet with local legislators to discuss issues important to health, education and income/financial stability.   United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States also brought staff from our funded partner, Catholic Charities as well as a United Way Board member and IBEW Representative, Tom Townsend.

We were thrilled to be able to meet with 11 of 13 of our Iowa Legislators in our coverage area and spoke about a variety of issues impacting us locally.  We discussed the United Ways of Iowa's 2018 Legislative Priorities which can be viewed here   https://dbqunitedway.org/cms-view-page.php?page=advocate and shared local data around the impact of those issues on our community.  Some of the larger topics discussed centered around access to quality mental health services, child care cliff effect, basic needs support for food and shelter, 2-1-1 Information and Referral, and Future Ready Iowa goals, to name a few. 
Thank you to all our area legislators who represent Iowans in their districts.  We appreciate their willingness to listen, to ask questions and to fight for our communities to prosper with safe, healthy, and financially stable community members.  

For photos from the United Ways of Iowa Day on the Hill 2018, check out our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayDBQ/.


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Upcoming Dates
  • Read Across America:
    • Friday, March 2nd 
  • Women United Story Hour with Carnegie-Stout
    • Feb 22, 6:30-7 pm
    • March 22, 6:30-7pm
    • April 26, 6:30 - 7pm

Save the date
5th Annual Changing Minds Event

April 10, 4-8 p.m.

Diamond Jo Casino, Harbor Room, 301 Bell Street, Dubuque, IA



The  H omeless Advisory Coalition is an i ndependent group of organizations who work with the area homeless population for the purpose of raising awareness in Dubuque about homelessness in our community. This month, the group will be conducting a Point in Time Count of the homeless population. This year, with the State Initiative of Coordinated Entry, groups will also be conducting street counts in Delaware, Jackson and Clinton counties as well.
The groups will spend the afternoon, evening, and early morning hours counting as many area homeless as they find on the street and in shelters.
I nformation is provided to the state in order to get an idea of how many homeless people are in Iowa. Last year only 6 counties in Iowa were reporting. This year, with the Coordinated Entry initiative, more counties will be providing a count to report a more accurate percentage of homelessness in Iowa. The count helps the Homeless Advisory Coalition better understand local need. It also identifies increases and decreases in the population to show what is working and what needs improvement.
New and Targeted Initiatives:

We were extremely excited to open our second year of funding for New & Targeted Initiatives. This funding source was designed for new or emerging programs that address targeted community-wide issues in order to make significant and sustainable progress OR - programs within the 10-county UWDATS service area that are not funded through UWDATS' currently sponsored programs. This year we received 25 letters of interest in response to this funding availability that focus on either health, education or income/financial stability. After  these letters are reviewed, applicants will be invited to continue with the grant process. 
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  Thank you Dubuque for joining together and creating such an impact for our Homeless population! Fifty-five (55) volunteers from Loras, University of Dubuque and Clarke contributed 201 hours to construct fleece blankets and knit hats. These items were distributed to our homeless and shelter populations.

University of Dubuque Students

Loras Students



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
Q Casino

Alliant Energy Foundation
Andersen Corp. / Eagle Window & Door
Woodward Foundation
Gold Circle
($10,000 - $14,999)
Silver Circle
($5,000 - $9,999)
Happee Smith Productions
Riley Mazda Subaru Mitsubishi
Rite Hite Corporation
Westmark Enterprises / Kendall Hunt 
US Bank
Diamond Jo Casino
Flexsteel Industries
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

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

Ambraco Inc.
Black Hills Energy
Crescent Electric Supply Co.
D & R Foods
Dubuque Anesthesia Services
Dubuque Stamping & Mfg.
Dupaco Community Credit Union
Dutrac Community Credit Union

Eagle Tool Company
The Friedman Group
Honkamp Krueger & Co
Honkamp Krueger Financial Services
Mike Finnin Ford & Kia
Mulgrew/Perfection Oil Co.

Paulson Electric Co.
Pepsi-Lime Rock Springs
Premier Bank
Progressive Processing/Hormel
Rockwell Collins
Sister of Charity, BVM - Mt. Carmel
Target Stores
Union Hoermann Press
Wal-Mart Foundation 

($500 - $999)
($250 - $499)
Alliant Credit Union
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
United Labor Participation Committee

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
Cargill Ag Horizon
Chavenelle Studio Metal Works
Contempo Styling Salon
Coborn's Incorporated

Creative Touch Gallery
CS Technologies
Doland Jewelers
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Dubuque Plastics
FEH Design Inc.
Grinnell Mutual
Happy Joes Pizza & Ice Cream
Hughes & Trannel Law Offices
J.D. Auto Sales
Kane Appraisal Services
Kunkel & Associates, Inc.
Mutual Wheel Co.
Nationwide Insurance
O'Connor & English Insurance Agency

Premier Linen & Uniform Rental
Radio Dubuque
Roussel Masonry Contractors
Schuster Heating & Pump Co.
Sheehan Auto Electric Corp.
Shopko - Dubuque
Shopko - Dyerville
Sisters of the Visitation
State Farm Ins. Co/Nancy Wallace
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance/Joe Buchheit
Tandem Tire & Auto Service Center
Uncle Ike's Music
United Brotherhoods Carpenters Local #678
Vanguaard Countertops
WHKS & Co.
Windsor Hills Family Dentistry

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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