United We Win 
  October 2017 Edition
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Homeless Stand Down

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Funded Partner Fast Facts

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United Way has been busy during our campaign season working with and supporting businesses with our Campaign Cabinet. 

We have learned from some of the campaign kickoffs that employees were surprised to learn that: 
- United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States has been around for almost 90 years!
- Besides the great programming that United Way helps to support, their employees may benefit from numerous United Way Funded Initiatives like FamilyWize, 2-1-1 Information Referral, and more. 
- United Way's Get Connected Volunteer Portal already has 2,400 people registered to find a volunteer experience that fuels their passion and it only takes minutes to make your profile. 

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Reach out to us to get started on a campaign or have us present at your organization. If you wish to view our wonderful campaign videos, courtesy of Happee Smith, or make an online donation, please visit us at: www.dbqunitedway.org 

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United We Win!
There's No Place Like Home- Dubuque, Delaware, and Jackson County Homeless Stand Down

The Stand Down concept was used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations where troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, and more in a safe environment.

38 organizations came together for this event including: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, IowaWORKS of NE Iowa, Hillcrest Family Services, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa, Inc., United Way, Delaware/Dubuque/Jackson County Commissions of Veteran Affairs, Substance Abuse Service Center, Homeless Advisory Coalition, Veterans Freedom Center, and many other providers. 

More than 65 people attended the first Dubuque, Delaware, and Jackson County Homeless Stand Down. The event was held at the Masonic Temple on Thursday September 28th from 10am-2pm, and provided veterans and homeless individuals with resources from our community. This was not just a resource fair, this was an active session for people to sign up, make appointments, and have face to face interactions with resources in our community.   

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Tax season is coming up and Operation: New View Community Action Agency is looking for VITA volunteers. 

This great service provides free tax preparation to low to moderate income families, along with tax credits they qualify for (Earned Income Tax Credit EITC or Child Tax Credit CTC). 

If you are interested in getting trained and volunteering for this great opportunity check out our "Get Connected" site and get signed up. 

 3 Fast Facts about our Funded Partner, Substance Abuse Services Center:

-In 2017 our school based counselors spent 87% of their face to face contact with students experiencing substance use within their home. 

-In the first month of this school year we have been able to see 55 students with 89% of those students experiencing substance use within the home. 

-A 17 year old female requested to meet with our school based counselor at the beginning of the year. She was seeking guidance related to support and education due to having 2 substance related incidences over the summer. With the help of the school based counselor we were able to coordinate with Juvenile Court Services to determine her eligibility for a 4-hour educational course. She was able to enroll in our 4-hour drug diversion educational course. She continues to maintain contact with our school based counselor and is willing to seek out a formal substance use evaluation if needed after completing the educational course.
Did you know with United Way Funding in 2017-2018.....

40 programs were funded through 26 Funded Partners. 13 of those program are new and targeted programs through 10 Funded Partners.

The Health Pillar contains 13 funded programs, t he Education Pillar contains 14 funded programs, and t he Income Pillar contains 13 funded programs

United Way has numerous initiatives as well which include: 

-F ood Scarcity
-Disaster Preparedness
-Grade Level Reading  and more.
Upcoming Dates Upcoming


  • Dubuque Make a Difference Day
    • Saturday October 28th 
    • 8:30 am - 12 pm
    • 1201 Locust Street
  • Women United Socal
    • Tuesday November 14th
    • 5:30 pm
    • United Way Office
  • Women United Story Hour with Carnegie-Stout
    • Thursday November 9th, 6:30-7 pm
    • Thursday December 14th, 6:30-7 pm


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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