United Way of
Whiteside County

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2018 Membership Completed

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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.


Latest News

  • Let’s Feed Our Children
    2019 Sites and Participating Church or Organization
    Starts on: June 4 to August 8
    Sterling Sites:                                           Sterling Mobile Sites
    Broadway Methodist                                   SterLynn
    501 Broadway                                            Douglas Park
    Macedonia Church                                     Salvation Army (back door)
    1313 Woodburn                                          Sterling Public Library
                                                                       (at the back entrance)
    St. Paul’s Church                                       
    1701 16th Ave 

    Rock Falls Sites:                                         Rock Falls Mobile Sites
    Coloma Homes                                             Rock Falls Public Library
    401 West 18th                                              CedarWood
                                                                         Easy Living
    Rock Falls Methodist                                  
    210 Fourth Avenue       
    All sites will distribute lunches from 11:30 – 12:30. 
    Mobile sites will have lunches delivered between 11:30 and 12:30.
    Let’s Feed Our Children will provide FREE lunches to children on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer.
    There is a site in Tampico, Fulton, Albany, Prophetstown, Erie, Lyndon and Morrison.

  • Wahl 5K Run to Kick Off 100th Anniversary5K Ad Copya1
  • “Sandwich bags Sunday”

    Father’s Day, June 16, 2019

    Donations of boxes of fold-over sandwich bags

    will be accepted to help the

    “Let’s Feed Our Children”

    FREE Summer lunch program for Children in

    The entire Whiteside County Area.

    Over 30,000 lunches served in 2018

    Please deliver the sandwich bags to the Sauk Valley Foodbank, 1801 Plant Road (second drive west of Self-Help),

    Sterling, any Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and noon. 

    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Sponsored by

    United Way of Whiteside County


  • 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

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Your United Way contribution goes to work bringing lasting changes, right here in Whiteside County.  Because that's what matters.  That's United Way.


UW Whiteside County Upcoming Events

Jun 20 2019
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Board Meeting
Jun 21 2019
12:00PM - 05:00PM
Summer Splash
Jun 21 2019
12:00PM - 05:00PM
Summer Splash
Jun 25 2019
05:00PM - 06:00PM
Yoga with Jennifer
Jun 28 2019
12:00PM - 05:00PM
17th Annual Rock River Hospice & Home Golf Outing
Jul 04 2019
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Executive Committee Meeting
United Way of Whiteside County