10 Reasons to Give to United Way of North Central Iowa

10. It’s the right thing to do.

Plus, your donation to United Way of North Central Iowa may be tax deductible per IRS guidelines. Check with your tax preparer to be certain on the potential tax benefits.

9. There is strength in numbers.

Your donation multiplies community impact by combining your gift with thousands of other donors, hundreds of local companies, and is often matched by corporate gifts. There is strength in numbers!

8. Bang for your buck.

Giving to United Way of North Central Iowa is the most powerful way to give back to your LOCAL community. Instead of supporting a single cause or issue, a gift to United Way improves the conditions for all of north central Iowa. Your money also stays in your own backyard. The money you donate to United Way supports north Iowans and north Iowan programs. Dollars raised in our community, stay in our community to help build a better place for us all to live, work, and raise our families.

7. It’s easy.

We conveniently offer numerous ways to give including a one-time gift, recurring pledge, online, by text, or via payroll deduction.

6. Affordable.

It’s a personal and voluntary decision for each donor to make but you would be amazed at how sharing an hour of pay per month or even $1 per pay period can make a big difference in someone’s life. Every dollar, every gift, adds up to create real and lasting change.

5. It’s good for you!

Many studies show that philanthropy has health benefits, including boosting the immune system and releasing endorphins that improve your mood. So, give ‘til it feels good!

4. The kids are watching!

We are role models and teaching children about philanthropy creates community awareness, and social responsibility, and demonstrates how to be a good neighbor. These are important and valuable attributes that will carry into adulthood.

3. Your money is safe.

We are responsible stewards of donor dollars. United Way of North Central Iowa adheres to all local, state, and federal guidelines, as well as strict membership requirements of United Way Worldwide. Not to mention our own By-Laws, Code of Ethics, Core Values, and highest ratings possible from Charity Navigator and GuideStar.

2. United Way produces a return on investment.

Our highly competitive community grant process directs resources to top-performing programs and organizations in our community. Funded partners of United Way proudly tout our partnership as it signifies the due diligence of a volunteer-driven process, the delivery of measurable outcomes, and the ability to meet the most pressing needs of our most vulnerable populations.

And the #1 reason is …

We all have skin in the game. We all have a stake in what befalls our neighbors. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care.

We are in this together. UNITED, We Win!