United Way of Knox County


Welcome to the web site for the United Way of Knox County! 

OUR MISSION: To strengthen Knox County Communities by fostering volunteer action, building resources and caring for individuals.

Big Bang Boom July 4, 2015

The United Way of Knox County is seeking individuals (must be 18 or older) that would like to volunteer to be a part of our security/host team for the annual Big Bang Boom 4th of July Celebration! Volunteers will work with United Way representatives to secure a perimeter line around the fireworks launch site on July 4th on the Campground side of Lake Storey.  We will also need volunteers to man our information booth on the Pavilion side of Lake Storey and film willing individuals for marketing purposes of the United Way of Knox County.  

If you would like to be a part of this major community event by donating your time, please sign up for a shift or two for this event.  Should you have any questions regarding these volunteer opportunities, please contact the United Way of Knox County office at 343-4434 or Ann Tucker at atucker@bbwave.net.

Thank you for considering volunteering for this awesome community event!

DATE: 07/04/2015 (Sat.)

2-1-1 is now available in Knox County!

Every hour of every day, someone in Knox County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance.  With hundreds of health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable.  2-1-1 can help. 

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, non-emergency telephone number that connects people with essential community information and services.  2-1-1 save time and frustration through specialists who match callers to the right agency based on each caller’s need.

The 24 hour line makes it easy for the public to navigate the maze of human service providers and help lines.  All calls are free, anonymous and confidential. 

Callers can get live assistance with needs such as:

  • Food and shelter
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Income and employment support
  • Help for the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Resources for children and families

If you want to learn more about this necessary and critical program, please feel free to contact us at 309.343-4434.  If you would like to become a sponsor of this program, we’d love to speak with you about it. 

More information can be found at www.findhelp211.org

The direct link to the Agency Data Form is:



2015 Day of Caring
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting. Congratulations to our award recipients. Active Advocate-- Carmen Alfon; Live United Spirit Award -- OSF St. Mary Medical Center; Guy Vitale Award-- Chris Postin; Gracious Giver -- UPS & MSI; Vibrant Volunteer-- Target Employees. Pictured are Jennifer Talbert and Carrie Bernett of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Chris Postin, and Carmen Alfon. Congratulations!!

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United Way of Knox County do?

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