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The Employee Campaign Coordinator, or ECC, is a company's main link to United Way. Their role is to work closely with United Way staff to plan and implement a great workplace giving campaign at their office. These awesome people are often volunteering extra time or taking on the role of ECC on top of their...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Happiness - it's something we all strive for.

One proven way to increase your happiness? Volunteering! A recent survey showed that regular volunteering reduced depression and improved overall health and longevity. The results were...

Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The Difference Maker award is presented annually to groups or individuals who have made an impact on our organization and the community. They Give, Advocate and Volunteer. We were proud to present the following with our Difference Maker award at our 92nd Annual Meeting, February 26, 2016.

 

Laura Huth – Laura has been...

Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

February’s theme is HERITAGE. Knowing where we come from is important to many of us, as is the ability to create a safe, open space where we can share our stories. These books include a diverse range of characters and the opportunity to talk about family history, whether we know it pretty well or want to find out!

Board Books (...

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today we're celebrating 2-1-1! It's an easy to remember phone number that connects people with the resources they need. 2-1-1 has been available in Champaign County since October 2013. Over the past two years, 4,782 calls for...

Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Today we’re celebrating. We’re celebrating a proven tool that helps thousands of workers in Illinois keep more of what they earn to pay for things like reliable transportation to get to work, child care, housing and food.  We’re celebrating that Congress took action at the end of 2015 to save this resource.  We’re tipping our hat to the Earned Income Tax Credit (...

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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