United Way of
Whiteside County

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You can help by making a donation. You can donate or purchase a product by credit card by clicking the Donate link below -- or send a check if you prefer --  to United Way of Whiteside County, P.O. Box 806, Sterling, Ill., 61081. Thank you for your donation! Questions? Call us at 815-625-7973.

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  • It seems almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.
    The United Way of Whiteside County is proud to be the sponsor of “Literacy Is Fun for Everyone” program that will help you read with your children. Every child from newborn to age 5 will have books of their own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Whiteside County.

    CGH Medical Center provides the first book for newborns, “The Little Engine that Could”. After the parents sign up the child will be mailed a FREE book each month. The program is open to all Whiteside County children newborn to age 5. This program is part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  For more information please call 815-625-7973 or click on link to registeImagination Library
  • United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Whiteside County can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Information and Referral Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.

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  • Please call the office for an entry form 815-625-7973

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  • Dear Friends of the United Way:

    As we launch our 2019 Fall Campaign on September 5, we hope you will remember the many lives United Way touches and support our efforts to assist the 34 social service agencies and community impact programs we fund with your dollars here in Whiteside County to continue to create better communities for us all.

    This Labor Day, we all celebrate the accomplishments of workers around the globe.

    At the United Way, we understand that Labor Day is more than just a day off work: we believe that working – laboring – together can transform communities and create effective and sustainable change.

    That is why one of our most important mottos is “Live United.” Our mission is to provide dynamic leadership that unites people and resources to create lasting change.

    Right now, we are working closely with other community partners in a highly collaborative effort to address substance abuse in Whiteside County. The organizations that work together to create solutions to our community’s greatest needs – substance abuse, poverty, homelessness, and other struggles – are passionate about bringing solutions, and here at the United Way, we are proud to be a part of that collaborative effort.

    United Way also honors the historic labor movement for its contributions that changed our country’s child labor laws and safety in the workplace, among other accomplishments. The AFL-CIO and United Way Community Partnership began after WWII with efforts to rebuild our communities. Now almost 80 years later, United Ways and labor are continuing to work together to tackle the toughest issues facing our communities.

    United Way has made a difference for 74 years in Whiteside County for millions of people from all walks of life: parents, children, teachers, elders, and those who just need a hand up.

    With your continued support, we can do even more. Because together, we are fearless.


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United Way of Whiteside County

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Your United Way contribution goes to work bringing lasting changes, right here in Whiteside County.  Because that's what matters.  That's United Way.


UW Whiteside County Upcoming Events

Sep 26 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Care to Caregivers
Sep 26 2019
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Power of the Purse
Sep 29 2019
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Memorial Gardens dedication
Sep 30 2019
05:30PM - 08:00PM
Dan Hampton Hub Arkush
Oct 01 2019
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Ladies of Love, Life & Laughter
Oct 03 2019
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Executive Committee Meeting
United Way of Whiteside County