McDonough United -

COVID Relief Matching Fund

Your donation will be distributed to four, local food pantries:  Colchester Area Relief Effort, The Crossing Food Pantry, Genesis Garden, and WIRC Food Pantry.  Donations will be matched, up to $5,000, with a donation to WIRC Housing Assistance for rent and utility assistance.   Your gift to food pantries equals the same amount gifted to housing assistance!

Let's work together for a McDonough United!

Donate online by clicking on the text or image, or mail your donation to:

McDonough County United Way, 440 N. Lafayette, Suite 106, Macomb, IL 61455

Mission + Vision

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.

Partner Agencies

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. 

The 2019-2020 United Way campaign encourages you to Give Where You Live.  Your support helps thousands living in McDonough County and we 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


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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