United Way of
Whiteside County

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    April 18, 2017

    Dear Agency Representative:

    This year, the week of May 8, United Way of Whiteside County is hosting agency representatives in a panel format in order to determine final allocations. Each agency representative (and you may bring up to five if you like including volunteers, board members, or staff) will have 20 minutes to answer a few questions and provide a story about why their program is critical to Whiteside County. It is hoped that this will provide valuable insight to our panel members, who are a mix of board members and community representatives we have invited to this process.

    Please click on THIS LINK to find a Google Sheet that we are using for signups. Select three times utilizing the first, second, and third choice columns, then close the document. Your choices will be reflected with every other agency and our staff on this shared document. It is fine with us if you want to switch with another agency that has a time slot you require - just contact them directly. You may also access the document multiple times to change your time if you need to. After April 26, the signup sheet will be unpublished and you will need to contact us directly. Please make every effort to complete this signup by the deadline.

    If you have difficulties or cannot access the document or need further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately and we will assist.
    Please have your signups completed no later than close of business on April 26.
  • It seems almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.
    The United Way of Whiteside County is proud to be the sponsor of “Literacy Is Fun for Everyone” program that will help you read with your children. Every child from newborn to age 5 will have books of their own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Whiteside County.

    CGH Medical Center provides the first book for newborns, “The Little Engine that Could”. After the parents sign up the child will be mailed a FREE book each month. The program is open to all Whiteside County children newborn to age 5. This program is part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  For more information please call 815-625-7973 or click on link to registeImagination Library
  • United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Whiteside County can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Information and Referral Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.

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United Way of Whiteside County

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UW Whiteside County Upcoming Events

Apr 24 2017
09:30AM - 10:30PM
Sterling Public Library Lap Sits and Toddler Time
Apr 24 2017
12:00PM - 01:30PM
T*I*M*E Together in Memories
Apr 25 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Become a Hospice Volunteer
Apr 26 2017
12:00PM - 03:00PM
Apr 27 2017
05:30PM - 08:00PM
Business After Hours
May 03 2017
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Celebration of Life

Donate Online

You can help by making a donation. Donate by credit card online, or send a check to our office at the United Way of Whiteside County, P.O. Box 806, Sterling, IL 61081. Thank you for your donation! Questions? Call us at 815-625-7973.


United Way of Whiteside County