United we fight for all kids in our community to reach their full potential.

Kate noticed her son Teddy wasn’t speaking like he should be around his second birthday. With support from her pediatrician she called Developmental Services Center, a United Way partner, and Teddy was enrolled in speech services.

After his third birthday, Teddy was able to enroll in his school district’s Special Education Program. “I just felt...

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

United we fight for a stable future for everyone in our community.


It is a reality that many members of our community struggle to find or maintain affordable housing for themselves and their families. In Champaign County, a person would have to work 73 hours a week at minimum wage...

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

United we fight for everyone in our community to have access to quality, affordable physical and mental healthcare.


As the Illinois state government has grappled with the state budget, our community has dealt with limited and unstable access to mental health services. This...

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The months of July and August in Champaign County are filled with sweet corn, the county fair, family reunions … and often, oppressive heat and humidity.

During a heat wave, those at highest risk are senior citizens, the very young, physically impaired, and people who are on certain medications that impair the body’s ability to regulate temperature. Heat stroke is serious and can be life-threatening.

Here’s some tips to help beat the heat...

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Photo by John Dixon/The News-Gazette

Tony Clements, past Board Chair and onetime Interim CEO of United Way of Champaign County, passed away on June 9, 2017. We are deeply saddened by our friend Tony’s passing, and our thoughts are with his loved ones. Tony...

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

United Way’s 3rd Power of the Purse event was held May 11, 2017 at Pear Tree Estate in Champaign. It was a great success! Our Louis Vuitton presenting sponsor was Northwestern Mutual.

(This post contains just a few of the images from Power of the Purse To view all, please visit our...

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017