United Way of Knox County



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Visit our site often for updates on our annual Campaign to raise funds for our Partner Agencies and their programs, our Special Events that raise awareness of our Mission, our Partner Agencies and the programs that are funded with your donations and coming in 2014, 2-1-1!

Family Fun Day     

Knox County Fairgrounds

August 9, 2014  10-2

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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We're #1 thanks to Chris Postin and Galesburg Broadcasting! A United Way PSA commercial (Initiative for Girls -- Body Image) won FIRST PLACE at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award celebration on June 18th in Champaign. We are so thankful for the support from Galesburg Broadcasting to help us spread the word about United Way. We also appreciate the amazing talent of Chris Postin!! Pictured wtih the award are Pat Engelhaupt, United Way of Knox County Board President, Chris Postin, and Ann Tucker, Executive Director of the United Way of Knox County.

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

The direct link to the Agency Data Form is:



2-1-1 Coming to Knox County in 2014!

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. 

2013 United Way of Knox County Special Events Sponsors

We would like to thank the 2013 Special Event Sponsors. Without these businesses, we couldn't put on the 6 Special Events we have planned this year.  Wondering what we do with the generous donations of our Sponsors? We educate the Knox County Community on the United Way of Knox County, our Partner Agencies and their Programs.

So far this year, we've held our annual Trivia NIght, Second Chance Prom and Day of Caring. Did you like those Day of Caring t-shirts? Those were made possible by the businesses to the left (and on the back of your shirt!). Please be sure to patronize these wonderful businesses and when you are there, say THANK YOU for supporting the United Way of Knox County!

Interested in being a Special Events Sponsor for 2014? Just call the United Way at 309.343.4434.