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Women's Resource and Action Center
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Immediate

Iowa Shares begins UI campaign with goal of raising $15,000

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ University of Iowa employees are invited to support the 18 human service and social justice programs that are members of Iowa Shares, an umbrella group that raises funds for several non-profit agencies across Iowa. Iowa Shares is working to raise $15,000 through its UI campaign to support the people these agencies assist.

This is the fifth UI campaign for Iowa Shares. Employee contributions qualify for itemized tax deductions. As with other campaigns, UI employees may contribute by payroll deduction or by a check to Iowa Shares. Last year workplace giving through Iowa Shares raised more than $80,000 statewide to benefit neighbors, friends and families served by Iowa Shares organizations.

Iowa Shares member groups in the Iowa City area include Environmental Advocates, I-RENEW, and the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC).

A complete list of groups that Iowa Shares helps fund is listed in the material UI employees began receiving Sept. 30. Iowa Shares contributors may designate gifts to particular agencies or make an undesignated gift. Iowa Shares donations will be divided between groups.

For more information about Iowa Shares, contact Monique DiCarlo at (319) 335-1486 or Del Holland at (319) 338-5220.