UPCOMING WOMEN UNITED EVENTS
Women UNITED Spring Social
Thursday, May 4th:  5:30 - 7 p.m.
United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States
215 W. 6th Street
Bring a friend and learn more about Women UNITED's plans for the future. Discover how you can get involved in "hands on" service activities to help those in need in our community.
 
SERVICE ACTIVITIES
 
YP Days of Caring 2017
Friday, April 28th: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Storybook Hill Children's Zoo Clean-up
 
Little Free Libraries
Throughout the spring, Little Free Libraries that are co-sponsored by Women UNITED and Dyersville YP will be installed in the Western Dubuque School playgrounds. Donated books to be supplied by FarmTek employees.
 
Food Packaging Fun for a Good Cause
Wednesday, June 7th:  3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Courtside 
2095 Holiday Drive
Women UNITED will be one of a dozen teams vying for the AWESOME noodle trophy. The goal is to package 25,000 meals for distribution to local food pantries.
 
Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 5th: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Comisky Park, 255 E 24th Street
Women UNITED and other community organizations help prepare the children of low income families for the school year.

For more more information, email: admin@dbqunitedway.org


Sprout into Reading Update

Sprout into Reading is a collaborative effort to spread the adventure of reading and promote literacy in the Iowa Counties served by United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States.

To date we have provided over 1,725 books to the following agencies:


 

-Guttenberg Municipal Hospital (Clayton County) 

 

-Four Oaks Dubuque (Parents as Teachers) 
-Crescent Health Center (Dubuque County)

-Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association (Dubuque County)

-Parent Share & Support (Fayette County) 

-Regional Medical Center (Delaware County)

-Helping Services for Youth and Family (Allamakee County)


 

"The Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association Immunization Program distributes books to children receiving vaccinations and families that complete a satisfaction survey.  Books were generously donated by United Way and Women UNITED, and have provided great joy to the families! The Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association surveyed how often a child is read to: 53% of our clients are always read to and 43% of our clients are sometimes read to. With our partnership we not only save lives, but we cultivate minds, one child and one family at a time."


    -Hope Hess, RN Immunization Coordinator


WU LEADERSHIP COUNCIL 
  
Mary Ann Conzett Judy Wolf
Karen Babler Katie Lange
Beth Triplett Julie Kouba
Tanya Moore


Interested in joining us? 

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If you are interested in learning more about Women UNITED, programs we are working on, and/or ways to participate, please call United Way at (563) 588-1415 or email  Mary Ann Conzett  or Judy Wolf.

COMMUNITY CLOTHES CLOSET

The Community Clothes  Closet, sponsored by Women UNITED, has served over 90 individuals since opening in late 2015. 

NEW HOURS - Effective May 1st

Monday 9am-noon
Tuesday noon-5pm
Wednesday noon-5pm
Thursday
9am-noon


LOCATION
The Lower Level of NICC's Town Clock Center at 680 Main Street in Dubuque.

The closet has received many great clothing donations from community members, but we are still in need of the following items:
  • Black dress pants (women's size 18 & 20 tend to go quickly)
  • White button up shirts (men and women, all sizes)
  • Plain dress shirts (can be cotton material)
  • Black flat shoes (women)
Have clothing you want to donate?

Clothing donations can be dropped off at United Way, 215 W. 6th Street, Dubuque, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Read Across America



'Oh, the Places You'll Go'
In early March, 27 Women UNITED volunteers read Dr. Seuss books to K - 5th grades at Marshall School and K - 3rd grades at the parochial schools.
Mary Jane Meade of Marshall reported: "Both [the] kids and adults left with smiles on their faces!"


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
 - Margaret Mead
FEATURED LEADERSHIP COUNCIL  MEMBER
 
Mary Ann Conzett
Women UNITED Chair since 2014

"I enjoy being part of Women United because it's a group of like-minded women providing support in the areas of education, health and income to people in need.
 
"We continually investigate areas where we can make an impact in the communities served by United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States. Some of the activities we have initiated to date include the Community Clothes Closet to provide men and women entering the workforce with complimentary, work-appropriate clothing; the Sprout Into Reading program, which provides books for children from birth to age five in low-income families; and many one-time service projects including meals at the Dream Center, the Circles Initiative and the annual Back to School Bash at Comisky Park.
 
Why do I volunteer with Women UNITED?
"Women UNITED provides a 'hands on' avenue for meeting the needs of our community. I volunteer because everyone counts in our community and if I can make someone's day or if I can provide support to a non-profit and I have the time and talent they need...I am there. The more I learn about my community, the people, our strengths and weaknesses, the bigger impact I can provide to those in need. And the experiences have only made me a better person!"

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HOW YOU CAN JOIN
 
Women UNITED Membership

- Charter Women UNITED members have pledged $1,000 as a new contribution or in addition to their annual United Way campaign contribution.

- Visionary Women UNITED members annually pledge $500 to the annual United Way campaign.

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