The United Way Week of Caring is a tradition that celebrates volunteerism by bringing together teams from local businesses, schools, churches, civic groups, and families to complete projects and make significant impact on the nonprofit community. “We want to celebrate the LIVE UNITED spirit and make the biggest difference throughout the county,” says Kevin Anderson, Board President of United Way of Whiteside County.
Held throughout the week of September 5th-11th, United Way Week of Caring volunteers can participate in projects throughout Whiteside County. These projects could include landscaping, writing letters, painting, roadside or park clean up, and many more opportunities to help. Projects that help any local non-profit, school, park, etc. can be submitted to United Way for consideration.
“This event is an incredible collaboration between volunteers and community organizations,” said Keri Olson, United Way of Whiteside County’s Executive Director. “We could not think of a better way to celebrate the kick-off of our annual community campaigns.”
United Way Week of Caring marks the launch of the annual fundraising campaign. United Way funds supports 23 nonprofits in Whiteside County. “Inflation has affected budgets for all of our partner agencies,” Olson states. “With thousands of residents impacted by services provided, our United Way campaigns are more important than ever.” “Our focus is on local solutions for local issues,” Anderson states. “All campaign funds raised here stay in Whiteside County.”
Interested in volunteering or have a project to submit for Week of Caring? You can e-mail, call, or visit the website of your local United Way for more information.
United Way of Whiteside County, 815.625.7973, www.uwwhiteside.org