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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

United Way of Champaign County's 94th Annual Meeting, held February 22, 2018, was a celebration of all that is good about our community. Over 300 guests United to celebrate achievements in volunteerism, support our transition of volunteer leadership, and learn how they can join the fight to address our community's most pressing needs.

Spirit of Caring Award

The Spirit...

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

You’ve likely heard the adage, “The only certainties in life are death and taxes.” Well, thanks to United Way of Champaign County, at least one of those things is easier.

United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through ...

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018

Faith and nonprofit communities are working together to provide safe, warm shelter

The C-U Men’s Shelter will operate from November 20, 2017 to March 31, 2018. 

The shelter has a new home this year: New Covenant Fellowship Church, 124 W. White St, Champaign IL. It can shelter up to 30 men and will be open from 9:30pm to 8:00 am every day.

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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017

Fourteen Champaign County farmers gathered in a north Champaign farm field on a windy, chilly November afternoon to change the lives of thousands of their neighbors.

33,340 people in Champaign County are food insecure - that's 16.3% of the population. Through Farmers Feeding Families, United Way focuses on reducing hunger and its associated health issues.

For the past...

Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017

Did you know that 90 percent of our brains are “hard-wired” by age 5?

Early learning is a critical part of...

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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