We are McDonough United

Welcome to the McDonough County United Way!  We provide funding to 18 local, non-profit agencies, serving McDonough County residents.  Additionally, we support the community through our Comfort Bag program- providing filled backpacks to children who are taken into DCFS custody, often with nothing but what they are wearing.  New this year, we are partnering with Macomb Schools on their Care Closet initiative.  These Care Closets will provide hygiene and health related products to children who may need extra support.  

The United Way provided over 5,000 books to local children last year through our Imagination Book Club.  This program puts books into the homes of families who may need more reading materials, as well as children who benefit from additional reading support.  




United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. When you support McDonough County United Way, your donation is staying local, supporting our 17 partner agencies in their fight to help the more than 11,000 residents they serve.

In addition to helping our partner agencies fulfill their missions, McDonough County United Way is dedicated to various community outreach programs to ensure the health, education, and financial stability of our community and all its citizens.

We are focused on assisting community-based and community-led programs and agencies committed to improving health, education, and financial stability in McDonough County.

A Note From Our Director

United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good.  United Way is a collective group of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every region. We win by living United.  Our 18 partner agencies are impacting the lives of thousands of McDonough County residents every year.

Our commitment to support children’s literacy is unwavering. We continue to grow our Imagination Book Club and work towards increasing the number of books in the homes of families in need- a factor that has been proven to be the number one factor in literacy success.  

Our partnership with Macomb Schools- Care Closets- provides personal hygiene products and food to students who need extra support, allowing them to focus on school.  Monetary donations, as well as supply drives are always welcomed!  

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

Jill Beck, Executive Director

About Us

United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. We are focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: health, education, and financial stability.

Our Board of Directors is always looking to expand and improve the quality of United Way and its positive impact on our community.

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