United Way Seeks to Raise $5,000 on Giving Tuesday

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KANKAKEE – Today join people across our community to be United in action. It’s Giving Tuesday and that means thousands of people in our area will be making a difference by donating to their favorite nonprofit.

When you choose to give to United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, you will be helping people in our community improve their life. Every gift to United Way, big or small, makes a huge difference. Your gift stays local and helps people like Emma*.

Emma had been having trouble paying bills, and as a result, she had been eating only oatmeal. She was reluctant to try food pantries because she is ‘picky’ and wanted to leave food for others. A friend suggested she contact 211, United Way’s 24/7 crisis response line. After speaking with a trained 211 specialist, she was convinced to try out a pantry. She was happy that she had many options, and that there are a lot of pantries to feed many people. Emma was also connected with an organization that helps with utility payments. With this support, Emma was able to stay in her home and care for her health.

Emma got the help she needed because of the generosity of donors like you. When we are United as a community, we can create change. Make a year-end gift right now and help improve the lives of every person in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.

United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties aims to raise $5,000 today. The United Way’s Board of Directors and members of Women United collaborated to create a matching gift offer, which was released through United Way’s website giving page and Facebook fundraiser. To celebrate the organization’s 80th anniversary, donors who give $80 or more will receive a LIVE UNITED crewneck sweatshirt.

Donations may be made online at myunitedway.org/giving-tuesday or by mailing a check made payable to United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties to PO Box 1286 Kankakee, IL 60901.

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