The staff and I at United Way of Clinton County would like to thank the community for participating in our Flowers Just Because fundraiser April 24. We were able to distribute just over 400 bouquets of spring flowers in two hours! We could not have done so without our fantastic volunteer drivers! Without these volunteers, this would not be possible.

We also would like to extend much gratitude to the following florists who created the flower bunches: Clinton Floral and Clinton Hy-Vee Floral in Clinton, and Flowers on the Side in DeWitt. All the flowers were beautiful! The drivers reported how much the flowers brightened the day of those who received them. Some received them “just because,” as the event states, however, others were because the event also lands on Administrative Professional Day. Of note, alternatives to flowers were available, upon request, for those allergic to flowers or for males who would prefer the recognition be not in flower form.

The proceeds of the event will be placed back into the community to support programs like: food shortage, homelessness, reading/literacy, leadership skills, mentoring, and counseling. What we collect from monetary donations is distributed through a responsible and accountable manner among 21 various non-profit agencies and organizations within Clinton County, which focus on: health/wellness, financial stability and/or education. Through this partnership we LIVE UNITED.

Additionally, we also support these agencies and organizations through volunteerism and advocacy to make a difference in our community. If you would like to learn more about what we do and how we do it, call (563) 242-1209, go to, and/or like and follow our Facebook under United Way of Clinton County, Iowa. Together we fight, together we win. Let’s all LIVE UNITED!

Again, thank you so much for your support.

Cheryl McCulloh

UWCCI Executive Director