Books, beds and tea: The Catherine McAuley Center marks 30 years and prepares for major expansion

For nearly a year, Marimer Stadtmueller has been attending classes at the Catherine McAuley Center (CMC) in Cedar Rapids to improve her English and learn as much as she can about the United States. Stadtmueller moved to the U.S. from Mexico City with her son and daughter 11 years ago. She lived in Ohio and Kentucky before relocating to eastern Iowa […]

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Cedar Rapids nonprofit Matthew 25 now taking applications for home repair program

Matthew 25 is now accepting applications for its fifth annual Transform Week, during which the Cedar Rapids nonprofit will assist low-income families with home repair and maintenance. To qualify, residents must live in the Time Check or Taylor neighborhoods and own their home. Applicants must also earn less than $57,160, which […]

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Time still remains in 2017 for charitable giving

It is, many say, the season of giving. Filled with goodwill and grace from the wide array of winter holidays, and eager to meet the year-end deadline for tax purposes, people across the country use the final days of the year to dedicate financial resources to their favorite nonprofit arts and community organizations. But the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on Dec. 22, makes this giving season even more significant. […]

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