Yesterday was our 2012 Campaign kickoff, "Stuff the Bus"! We've been anticipating this in our office for quite some time. With two previous events under our belt, we were prepared but still nervous.

We rolled up to WDWS-WHMS-WUIL at 6:15 to set up, and before we knew it cars were...

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012

I fielded a great question today when someone called about Stuff the Bus items. They asked me, "How does copy paper help people?" The items that we're collecting for Stuff the Bus help our partner agencies reduce their expenses by providing them with large supplies of needed items. We compiled this list by asking them what they need the most. When non-profits don't spend money on administrative...

Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

For our 2012 Campaign video, we reached out to our partner agencies to help us identify community members whose stories we could highlight. We are often asked, "What does United Way do?" and we figured the best way to highlight our work is to let the community do the talking.

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2012

United Way of Champaign County is working with the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless to address the lack of emergency shelter options for intact families. Currently, there are no options for a mother with a male child over age 14, a father with children of any age, or a father and mother with children of any age to stay together in a shelter.

Posted: Monday, July 09, 2012

 Illinois Cares RX has been discontinued, but there are other options for persons in need of assistance. An event will be held on Wednesday, June 27 from 1-5 PM at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana for anyone who needs to learn about other programs or needs help filling out medical/prescription assistance forms.

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012

Looking for something to fill the summer months? Consider volunteering! United Way is proud to partner with the University of Illinois to bring to the community. 

There are dozens of opportunities listed for all ages, abilities and...

Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012