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.
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. And this year, we celebrate living United for 50 years in McDonough County.
As we celebrate our Golden Anniversary in McDonough County, we reflect on 50 years of helping our residents and know the only way we accomplish our goals are by working together as a community. With over $5 Million raised in 50 years, together, we have
Fed nearly 400,000 county children and helped them flourish academically
Provided over 100,000 elderly citizens with meals, exercise, and social interaction
Helped one third of all county families and individuals receive legal counsel, mental health assistance, and work assistance
TOGETHER. We are Golden.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
Jessica Heitner, Executive Director
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.