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.

SAVE THE DATE!! DAY OF CARING IS SATURDAY, MAY 16th! We have 6 project sites that are in need of volunteers! This will be a perfect day for your family to enjoy volunteering together. So whether with a friend, family member, or co-worker join us and Live United!

To sign up, go to:
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!!
This is tax season and we are currently promoting education and awareness about the Earned Income Tax credit. For those households earning less than $60,000/year you can use free online software to complete your 2014 state and federal tax returns by going to www.myfreetaxes.com .

What exactly does

United Way of Knox County do?

Watch our 2014 Campaign Video below to find out!

Two easy ways to donate to United Way of Knox County:  Searching and Shopping on the internet!
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United Way Of Knox County Inc

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2-1-1 informational meeting.  More information can be found at www.findhelp211.org

The direct link to the Agency Data Form is:



2-1-1 Coming to Knox County in 2015!

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. 

2015 Event Sponsors