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Katie Slade

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  • Walk-in & Interview With Us April 30

    What's a walk-in interview, you ask? It's a little like speed dating - we'll each get a good idea if this working relationship will be a good fit. Unlike speed dating, we'll spring for lunch. Want some more tips? We sat down with our HR Specialist (aka recruiter-extraordinaire) to get answers to your most frequently asked questions.

  • More Than You See 2018 - Oh, What a Night!

    Our 5th annual More Than You See was a huge success! We are so grateful to everyone who joined us for a wonderful night to support a very important cause. More Than You See was created to raise awareness that all people are more than what meets the eye. The event's purpose is to celebrate the value persons of all abilities contribute and for everyone to come together to be entertained – and that's just what we did.

  • Do you have "stuff" to donate?

    Spring is in the air and, if you're anything like me, that means it's time clean out the closets and other areas of the house to get rid of the things we don't need! It feels so good to fill bags of items we no longer have a need for, and it feels even better to donate them to benefit people in need. That's where EPI comes in!

  • More Than You See 2018 - discounted tickets available now!

    EPI's 5th annual More Than You See is right around the corner! This year's dueling pianos, silent auction fundraising event is scheduled for April 6, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Cedar Falls.

  • Year End Giving - There is Still Time!

    As 2017 draws to a close, we at Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) are taking time to reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this year along with the help of our great community. We have been blessed by so many who faithfully give and allow us to serve those who are in need.

  • 'Tis the Season of Giving

    To fulfill someone's holiday wish may not seem like much sometimes, but for someone who may not otherwise receive a gift, it's everything. That single gift lets them know that someone in the community is thinking about them. And honestly, is there any better feeling than giving the exact gift on someone's list and making their day?

  • Thank You For Helping Fulfill Over 270 Needs!

    There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving to others. The feeling you get when watching someone open the perfect gift you found or knowing you gave a gift to someone who wouldn't normally receive one is heartwarming and hard to match.

  • Year End Giving - Your Gift Makes a Difference

    As 2016 draws to a close, we remember all the experiences we have had. Whether these moments have been good, bad or in-between, 2016 was another year we were able to have these experiences, build relationships, and spend time doing the things we love.

  • Qualified Charitable Distributions – A Tax Savings Opportunity

    Qualified Charitable Distributions are now a permanent part of the tax code as a result of legislation passed by Congress a year ago. We will give you a quick idea of how this charitable giving tool could benefit you.*

  • Be a Part of the Tradition

    There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving to others. The feeling you get when watching someone open the perfect gift you found or knowing you gave a gift to someone who wouldn't normally receive one is heartwarming and hard to match.

  • The Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) Board of Directors Announces Bargain Sale Donation

    In a generous bargain sale, John Pedersen, Frank Dowie, III, and Mac McCausland, owners of the 8,085-square-foot PDCM Insurance building on University Avenue, have sold the building to Exceptional Persons, Inc.

  • More Than You See 2016 Bigger, Better Than Ever

    2016's More Than You See dueling pianos, silent auction benefit will be better than ever! New date, new location, new dueling pianos! This is an event you won't want to miss.

  • #GivingTuesday

    You know about Black Friday, a day of deals, shopping, and rushing. You know about Cyber Monday, a day to finish up all the shopping you didn't get done on Black Friday from the comfort of your living room. But, do you know about #GivingTuesday? {Continue reading for more about #GivingTuesday - what it's all about and how YOU can be a part of it!}

  • Thinking Outside of the Gift Giving Box

    It happened every year. I'd get to the end of my holiday shopping and one or two names would continue staring back at me, refusing to submit to the will of my frenzied shopping. Someone please tell me, just what exactly do you get for that loved one who has everything? {Continue reading for ideas}

  • The Gift That Keeps Giving

    Barbara was born on October 19, 1921, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She later married Ralph Emerson. The two moved a couple of times until settling in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area for a number of years in part because their daughter, Barbara Diane Emerson, was placed at the Woodward community.

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