Welcome to the place where you will find United Way events that are being featured in one or more of the UWSI Advisory Board zones.
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Save the Date! June 21st is the National Day of Caring.

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This year's school supply drive will run from July 5th to August 31st!


The Holiday Helping Hand is a partnership of community businesses/organizations and United Way of Southern Illinois. This program provides support for individuals, seniors, children and families who might otherwise have little or nothing for the holidays, but is limited each year by the number of participating businesses. 100% of your gift to the Holiday Helping Hand program goes to clients; United Way will not recoup any expenses from your gift. All recipients are referred to us according to need and checked for duplication of services.

How Can You Help?

As Holiday Helping Hands, you'll be matched with a family who is in need this holiday season.

  • Employees "adopt" a family and provide needed items from wish list(s).
  • Organizations may provide gift cards and food for one or all families adopted.
  • Cash contributions to Holiday Helping Hand program allow UWSI staff and volunteers to shop for Wish list items, or purchase gift cards (i.e. grocery, gas, movie/event passes).

If you are interested in helping to make this Christmas special for a less fortunate family, please let us know, no later than November 15th so that we may match you with a deserving family. Please contact the United Way office for further details: (618) 997-7744