We all want to raise children who want to make the world a better place. There’s no simpler way to instill a lifelong love of community service than by making volunteering a family tradition. Finding age-appropriate volunteer activities might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled a few ideas here to get you started.

Parents, the best tip we...

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Problem solving, teamwork, creativity, communication and persistence are important job skills. These types of job skills are called Soft Skills and are transferable to nearly every type of job!

Today we’re sharing the story of two local programs who work to provide job training to specific populations. Developmental Services Center’s Community Employment program aids people with disabilities who want to find a job. Cunningham Children’s Home...

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018
Most elementary students are focused on their next spelling test, mastering addition and subtraction, or learning to read.

But for some elementary students, they are focused on something else – where they’re going to sleep tonight. 630 Champaign County schoolchildren were...

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018


Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

On March 12, 2018, United Way honored the hard work of Employee Campaign Coordinators (ECCs). We held a festive celebration at Watson's Shack & Rail in Downtown Champaign.


Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

We’re grateful for every single person who gives to United Way of Champaign County. While filming our 2018 video, we got to know over 50 of our donors on a deeper level. We spoke with people who have lived here their entire lives and people who just moved here six months ago.

People working at banks, call centers, the University, and on a production line.

Major gift...

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018