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How You Can Help Local Families

For some families in the Inland Southern California Region, the recent COVID-19 outbreak has made it even harder to take care of basic needs. Many families lived paycheck to paycheck before this crisis and hovered just above the poverty line.…

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AmeriCorps Week (2019): Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) (Originally Published on United Way Worldwide) Each year, Inland Empire United Way (IEUW) mobilizes a local cohort of AmeriCorps members to serve with the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellowship, a CalSERVES statewide program…

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Live United: Marisela Manzo

At 211 San Bernardino County’s Rancho Cucamonga office, Marisela Manzo’s screen constantly flashes with incoming emails and meeting reminders. Her work as 211’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) Manager, allows her and her team to ensure that people with the highest…

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Top Ten Donor Award - Evening Of Gratitude

An Evening of Gratitude

The Evening of Gratitude Event held this past week was simply moving and heartwarming. It was such an honor to recognize the dedication and commitment of those that generously support the Inland Empire United Way.  To see all of the…

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Live United Chris Darbee

Live United: Chris Darbee

Live United: Chris Darbee For most of Chris Darbee’s childhood, poverty was an everyday reality. Chris grew up in San Bernardino, a stark city with one of the lowest educational attainment rates and the highest crime rates in California. On…

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Live United Maria Torres

Living United: Maria Torres

Live United: Maria Torres Maria Torres’s connection to Inland Empire United Way was formed during her time working with San Bernardino County 211 as a Quality Assurance and Special Projects Coordinator. As part of the leadership team, she was able…

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Corona Elementary School Makeover Project

Corona Elementary School Makeover

Over 300 IEUW Volunteers Transform Corona Elementary School School Makeover Promotes Positivity & Beautification to Inspire Students Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Thanks to Inland Empire United Way (IEUW) and the support of over 300 community volunteers, and the financial support…

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Living United: Carmen Mejico

Live United: Carmen Mejico Carmen has worked as an educator for many years including a school administrator for thirteen years, serving as assistant principal for two years and in her current role as Del Norte Elementary’s Principal for the past…

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Living United: Lynda Will

Live United: Lynda Will Lynda Will is a familiar face at Inland Empire United Way. She stops in several times each month, bringing dozens of UPS employees to volunteer for programs such as Kids Pack and School Tools. As Lynda…

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Gary Madden, Director 211

Gary Madden

Live United: Gary Madden For some, a life in the non-profit world is a straight path. For others, like Gary Madden, it takes years and clear indications that a change of direction is required. With his motto to be “an…

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Open House April 12, 2018

Open House & Mixer

Join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for an Open House & Mixer event.  You are invited to experience, first-hand, the work of United Way in the Inland Empire.  Stop in for a quick tour of…

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IeReads Read Across America Day

ieReads – Read Across America Day

  • March 2, 2018
  • News

ieReads Launches Its First Annual Read Across America Event Thousands of San Bernardino County Children Enjoy Storytime with ieReads Volunteers Rancho Cucamonga, CA—March 2, 2018:  As part of the nationwide Read Across America movement, ieReads sent nearly 80 volunteers to…

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211 Open House Invitation

211 Open House

Did you know? In addition to providing live help 24/7, 211 also offers: Certified Peer Support for Veterans by Veterans Entry Point and countywide coordination for homelessness Enrollment into CalFresh during calls Enrollment into low-cost high speed internet access during…

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Women United Ladies Luncheon Invitation

Women United Ladies’ Luncheon

Women United® is a vibrant, diverse community of 70,000+ women leaders within United Way who transform communities across the world. The group is a powerful, global network of strong women in more than 165 communities across six countries. Since 2002,…

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A bed to call his own

"Mom, look! I have my own bed!" are the happy words exclaimed by 4 year old Josh. Erica and her son, Josh, through circumstances beyond their control, found themselves experiencing homelessness, scared, and with no place to go. Thanks to…

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Stonefire Grill Check Presentation To United Way

Stonefire Grill Raises $17,500 for United Way

  • June 29, 2017
  • News

New Inland Empire Restaurant partnered with community nonprofit for opening weekend. The opening of Stonefire Grill in Rancho Cucamonga marks the ninth opening for the brand and continues the tradition of partnering with a local nonprofit as part of its opening.…

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New Website Launched

New 211 Website Provides Help Anytime, Anywhere

United Way unveils new and improved 211 help number In 2006, a phone center was established to answer calls from those in San Bernardino County needing anything from housing to healthcare, from dental to disaster services. The concept was simple:…

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Launch Point Alcott Parent Night

Launch Point readiness for future careers

  • March 26, 2017
  • News

“I remember you from the bank,” called out one student as Juan entered the classroom. “You talked to me while my mom was with a teller.” Juan Mora, a program manager for Wells Fargo, was visiting Alcott Elementary School in…

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Creating New Possibilities 2012-2017

5 years of Impact: Creating New Possibilities in the Inland Empire A look back at the last 5 years of the impact Inland Empire United Way has made in the community. Feeding hungry children Equipping students for success Preparing youth…

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Gala to Create New Possibilities for Inland Youth

The theme is Creating New Possibilities, which is United Way’s goal for local underprivileged children, their families, and our entire community. President & CEO, Inland Empire United Way The goal is to raise $100,000 to help local youth to succeed…

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and

  • January 20, 2017
  • News

Do you need help preparing your taxes? FREE assistance is available! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is national and offers free help to people who make a limited income and need help preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers…

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HandsOn Inland Empire Is Becoming IeVolunteers

HandsOn Inland Empire is Becoming ieVolunteers

  • December 1, 2016
  • News

HandsOn Inland Empire is becoming ieVolunteers! We are excited to transition from the HandsOn Network to our own ieVolunteers initiative, which will continue to connect caring people in our community with a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout Inland Empire…

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Challenge for Children Gala – Save the Date

Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Challenge for Children Gala on March 9, 2017 New Location! The beautiful Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center The Inland Empire United Way invites you to join us and step up to the challenge to break…

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