United Way of East Central Iowa Takes Part in Giving Tuesday

By Heather Hubbs, Reporter

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By Heather Hubbs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-- As you do your gift shopping this holiday season, consider giving to those less fortunate. On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday.

The nationwide day of giving started last year. It is one day in which non-profits ask that you, your family, or your company find a way to give back.

Locally, the United Way of East Central Iowa is encouraging people to donate whatever they can, whether it's a one-time donation or a montly donation for a year. Every little bit helps United Way and their 40 partner agencies. If you can't give money, United Way encourages you to give the gift of time and volunteer.

"We have lots of possibilities for people to give one hour a month or several hours a week," said Lois Buntz, President & CEO of United Way of East Central Iowa. "For some individuals, that's a great way to get involved in the community and still feel like they're giving back,"

There are a number of volunteer opportunities through United Way, ranging from tutoring children to fixing up a senior citizen's home. The United Way has set up a Giving Tuesday page on their Web site where you can sign up to volunteer or donate. Click here to check out that page.

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