Campaign Kick Off Activities

Take this week to share your #locallove and make a difference!

Register for the Campaign Kick Off Below.

An act of local love can take many forms. It might be as simple as saying hello to someone on the street, or as exciting as building a new community garden.  The Heartland United Way is committed to channeling local love in all we do… to igniting the desire in everyone to improve this community we call home. Whether that means helping a vulnerable child, working with isolated seniors or anything in between, it’s all about building connections and delivering support to the people and communities who need them. Through United Way, you can mobilize people to address a local issue, collaborate with a network of partners to solve a problem, or give financially to support community programs.  Or, you can take a personal challenge to add a bit more local love to your life and your community.  It’s all local love!

Click here to view the Acts of Local Love Calendar! Please share your Acts of Local Love by posting on Facebook and Instagram using the following hashtags: #HUW #ActsOfLocalLove #UntiedWeWin


Monday, September 28th | Join our Mission

Simply commit to participating. Sign up to receive our newsletter, download the Acts of Local Love calendar; make a donation here. Follow Heartland United Way on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, invite your friends and share your participation!

Tuesday, September 29th - Praise a Community Worker

Send a thank you, write a positive post, drop off a gift - anything to thank a community member who has helped keep our communities healthy, safe and strong.

Wednesday, September 30th - CAMPAIGN KICK OFF & Text-2-Give

Text LOCALLOVE to 313131 to donate to PROJECT UNDERCOVER. This project will help provide new socks and underwear to children age 12 and under in our communities. Monetary donations will purchase needed items for the drive. (you can also give online here.)

Donations of new socks and underwear can be dropped off at the Heartland United Way office located at 1441 N Webb Road. These donations will be distributed to local families during the Toys for Tots distribution in December.


Join us at Riverside for our Campaign Kick Off

Join us at Riverside Golf Club on Wednesday, September 30th for the Campaign Kick Off! Celebrate successes of 2019, kick off the 2020 Campaign, Reflect on the week of Local Love and recognize the Be the ONE and LIVE UNITED Award Winners.  Thank you to JBS for sponsoring the event and to Hyvee for providing dessert.  Please RSVP your attendance below.


Thursday, October 1st - Commit to Volunteering 

Register on our volunteer website, to connect with local nonprofit organizations. Contact a local group to help them, establish a monthly volunteer goal - anything to become an active community member!

Friday, October 2nd: Thank a Business

Send a Thank You, make a purchase, write a positive review - anything to thank a local business for their hard work and support of our communities!

Saturday, October 3rd - Lend Your Support

Make masks, mow your neighbor's lawn, deliver food to someone who lives alone or donate blood. Simply choose a task that lends support and creates joy!

Sunday, October 4th - Practice Self Care

Go for a quick walk, start a new hobby, dance, take a nap, read a book… end your week by prioritizing and taking care of yourself!


Register for the Campaign Kick Off - September 30th

Please register yourself only. Thank you!

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