Seasonal Programs

Dubuque Make A Difference Day

Is a community project to offer a free “Household Essentials Store” for low income individuals and families in need. Our “Store” will have hygiene products and household essentials such as deodorant, toothbrushes, shampoo, dish soap, towels, laundry soap, etc. at no charge to low income individuals and families. Dubuque Make a Difference Day is sponsored by Collins Community Credit Union, United Way of Dubuque, Black Hills Energy, Operation: New View Community Action Agency, Prudential Financial and the Telegraph Herald.

School Supplies

School supplies are distributed to children at the beginning of the school year. This program aims to reduce the amount of supplies that a household has to purchase. In 2017, our outreach offices were able to provide more than 300 children with school supplies. .

To support this service in Jackson County, our office partners with Community Partnership for Protecting Children to collect needed supplies. In 2016, this event provided 257 children with school supplies.

If you are interested in donating school supplies to help support children in your community, please see our Wish List page for more information.

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids provides warm winter coats, jackets, hats, and mittens to kids to help them stay warm during the cold winter months. Coats are available throughout the year in all counties on a referral basis.

Project Holiday

Project Holiday helps keep Christmas in the family by connecting families in need with sponsors during the holiday season in Dubuque County. People in our local community sponsor a family and provide gifts for them during the holiday season.

Interested in sponsoring a family or volunteering for Project Holiday? Please contact Mary Billmeyer at (563) 556-5130 ext. 11 or to learn more.

Rent Reimbursement

Operation: New View CAA assists clients with filing out their Iowa Rent Reimbursement Claim for the State of Iowa program. This allows elderly and disabled people to receive a percentage of their rent reimbursed the previous calendar year. The program will start in mid-January.

Eligible individuals:

  • Lived in Iowa all or part of 2019 and live in Iowa now
  • Meet household income guidelines
  • The rental unit you live in is subject to property tax
  • You (or your spouse) is 65 years of age or older, or 
  • You (or your spouse) were age 18-65 as of December 31, 2019 and disabled. Proof of disability must be attached to your claim.