UNI United Way Campaign

Dear UNI family,

Every year, 35 to 40 teens age out of the Iowa Foster Care Program in Black Hawk County. These youth have moved from place to place, often with nothing but their clothes and a few personal belongings wrapped up in a garbage bag. 

The UNI United Way committee is hosting a “household essentials” donation drive to help these young adults begin life on their own.

From January 22 through 26, the following types of items will be collected: 

  • laundry baskets/bags
  • laundry detergent
  • dryer sheets
  • fabric softener
  • hangers
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • soap
  • towels/washcloths
  • pillows
  • blankets/throws (new or gently used)
  • duffel bags (new or gently used)
  • suitcases (new or gently used)

Donations can be dropped off at any of the locations below or arranged for pick up by contacting Paige Cowing.

Seerley 1 / President’s office

Curris Business Building 5 / Center for Professional Distinction

Schindler Education Center 150 / COE Dean’s office

Wellness & Recreation Center 203 / KAHHS office

266 Communication Arts Center / CHAS Dean’s office

319 Sabin / CSBS Dean’s office

Gilchrist 27 / Human Resources

10 Redeker / Department of Residence

Essentials / Maucker Union

North Dome / Athletics main office

1078 Bartlett / Psychology

1126 Bartlett / Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology

125 E. Bartlett / University Relations

304 Commons / Alumni Association

Items can also be donated at the UNI men’s basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Each individual that donates an item at the game will receive free admission.

Please contact Jess Betts or Julianne Gassman with questions.

Thanks for your continued support of the Cedar Valley community!

UNI United Way Committee

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