Posted Online: Oct. 10, 2012, 9:57 am

United Way launches new website as community resource

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Press release submitted by United Way offers year-round volunteer opportunities, resources to connect with services in the Quad Cities (child care, shelter, food assistance, etc.) and information about programs in our community

DAVENPORT, IA – United Way launches a new, interactive website (, which was designed as a resource for our community, specifically for people who are looking to give back, find help and even for partner programs to gain information and access to resources.

People can access a variety of information, including:

• Volunteer opportunities (

• Detailed description of United Way's work in the community and where donor dollars are invested ( and (

• Ability for community members to get connected to necessary services, including Free Tax Preparation (, resources for selecting child care (, the ability to sign up a child under five for free books ( and how to get help (

• A community forum for updates on social service issues and a chance for Quad Citians to ask questions (

• List of partner programs by Education, Income and Health with their mission and contact information (

• Resources for non-profit programs, including the ability to post your volunteer opportunity to recruit volunteers ( and access to decision-making software (

We invite community members to visit our site at and tell us their thoughts while they are there or to contact Nathan Williams at 563-344-0333 or