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At United Way of Eastern LaSalle County…

…we’re working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health. These are the building blocks for a good life – A quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.

We invite you to be a part of the change,

Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

That’s what it means to



The workplace campaign is

the easiest and most powerful

way to invest in your community.


You can make change happen

with your voice. Get informed.

Tell your friends.


Everyday, ordinary people are accomplishing extraordinary

things by volunteering. Give the

gift of you. Volunteer.



Volunteering as a leader

with United Way’s new VITA

tax preparation program,

that’s how I “LIVE UNITED.”

Jim Arnould,


Exelon LaSalle Station


Together, we can accomplish more

than any one person or organization can on their own.

Participating Agencies


Alternatives for the Older Adult

American Red Cross

Bridges Senior Center

Boy Scouts of America, W.D. Boyce Council

CASA – LaSalle County

Catholic Charities

Friendship House

Health Center of Eastern LaSalle County

IL Valley Center for Independent Living

Opportunity School

Ottawa Memorial Association

Prairie State Legal Services

Voluntary Action Center Home Delivered Meals

YMCA of Ottawa

Youth Service Bureau of IL Valley


United Way of Eastern LaSalle County Community Impact

92 – Labor of Love (Home Restoration Program)

95 – Letter Carrier’s Food Drive (Promotion, volunteer recruitment)

98 – Community Food Basket (Established & managed 1 year - $20,700 start-up)

99 – Community Food Basket became stand alone agency

99 – School Tools (School supplies for 1500 low income students - $10,000 worth annually)

99/01 – FOCUS 2001 (Community Needs Assessment)

00 – DHS Front Door Funds (Fiscal Agent & Community Partner of $10,000 grant)

03 – Bridges Community Center (Senior Center) $18,400 start-up

03 – Community Care Program (Emergency/Basic Needs Assistance $35,000 annually)

04 – Utica/Granville Tornado Relief (Raised & distributed $37,000)

04/05 – Mayor’s Drug Task Force (Participant & Grantor $500)

05/06 – Community Health Clinic for uninsured ($40,000 start-up)

06 – Volunteer Recognition Event

07/08 – “Bornlearning” & “Dolly Parton Imagination Library”

08/09 – Financial Stability (VITA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

09 – Flood Relief distribution of $80,000 (Fiscal Agent & Community Partner)

09 – Distributing AARA Economic Stimulus Money (emergency shelter & utilities - $16,800

Ongoing Programs: EFSP – Information & Referral – Volunteer Coordination – Gift-in-Kind - Website

Results matter . . .


United Way

of Eastern LaSalle County

Direct Service Programs

Results matter . . .


School supplies for

disadvantaged students.


Emergency assistance for

individuals and families.


Resources for parents and caregivers encouraging fun, everyday learning experiences.