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2-1-1 in Kane country is now live and ready to benefit those in the community.  You can now call “2-1-1” in Kane County and be connected to a live specialist that can direct you to the organization best fit to help you with whatever need you may have.

“United Way of Elgin receives many calls daily regarding various needs in the community. Having 2-1-1 in Kane County allows individuals access to this kind of information at any time, any day of the week,” United Way of Elgin President, Lynne Bosley says. “We are excited to support this tool and hope to see it...

On September 13, the United Way of Elgin (UWE) hosted the 2018-19 Campaign Kickoff Reception at the Grand Victoria Casino. Supporters gathered to celebrate the launch of a new year of fundraising for social services that help to meet vital health, education and income needs in the community. The kickoff’s theme was “Hats Off To YOU,” recognizing that it is the leadership and generosity of United Way’s donors and supporters which allows UWE to continue to build community and improve lives in the Elgin area. As board chair Betsy Cappas noted in her welcome, "None of this work...

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, United Way of Elgin board and staff will be celebrating the kickoff of their 2018-2019 campaign. During the “Hats Off to You” reception, they will celebrate 25 years of their leadership giving program, The Pillars Club, and will recognize others vital to campaign, including campaign volunteers and Youth United Way students. This campaign season, Tom McCartney, manager and founding principal at My Advisor & Planner, LLC, and Dr. Gene Crume, President of Judson University, are teaming up as co-chairs of the campaign.

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Thanks to a partnership with the Center for Economic Progress, United Way of Elgin, the Grand Victoria Foundation, and Judson University, 1,113 clients from the Elgin area were able to have their federal and state taxes prepared and filed for free by certified volunteers during the 2018 tax season. These returns netted $2.34 million dollars in refunds for clients while saving an estimated $236,000 in tax preparation and filing fees.

Families who make up to $55,000—$30,000 for individuals—in income per year are eligible to have their taxes prepared through...

After a few years off, the United Way of Elgin is thrilled to bring back its popular Day of Caring Volunteer Event on Friday, July 27, 2018.

The 20th Day of Caring will feature projects from 9 Elgin area health and human services agencies and three elementary schools. A total of 130 volunteers are needed to complete these projects. Work will take place between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

This year, the event will kick off with a morning rally at Larkin High School, with coffee and donuts along with some remarks from United Way of Elgin board...

United Way of Elgin would like to congratulate Youth United Way's Haley Wahl for winning the inaugural Bea Wilson Youth Award from Judson University at their May 9, 2018 Community Prayer Breakfast. The award, named after Beatrice Wilson, wife of former Judson Trustee D. Ray Wilson, was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Prayer Breakfast. Judson has given out the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award for 15 years, honoring adult volunteers who contribute to the greater good in the Fox Valley community. At left, Haley accepts her award from Nick Salzmann, Bea Wilson's grandson...

On Wednesday, APril 18th, you can feed your smile at Potbelly's Sandwich Shop in South Elgin (392 Randall Road) and help United Way of Elgin! From 5-8PM, you can get dinner and 25% of the proceeds from your order will be donated back to United Way. Just show this flyer or mention it to the cashier when you order. Dinner is solved next Wednesday--See you there! And thank you to our friends at ITW Shakeproof for setting up this fundraiser.

Download more information (bilingual) about ALL the tax prep sites here.

On Sept. 21, the United Way of Elgin (UWE) hosted the 2017-2018 “United We Win” Campaign Kickoff Reception at the Grand Victoria Casino.  Supporters gathered to celebrate the launch of a new year of fundraising for social services that help to meet vital health, education and income needs in the community.

Campaign co-chairs Karla Jiménez, coordinator of family and community engagement for School District U-46, and Tom McCartney, manager and founding principal at My Advisor & Planner, LLC, led the event. Jiménez and McCartney are UWE board members as well.

The evening...

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