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Give Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Help other in need in our communities by making a gift to United Way of Grundy County to support vital programs and services - helping to make it a great place to live and work.

Contributions to our United Way stays in Grundy County and helps to change lives and make a positive impact in our communities.

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Advocate Get Involved in Things That Matter

Throughout our history, United Way has done extraordinary work to improve people's lives and build strong communities.  With our focus on building stronger communities, United Way has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy.  Without community input, many services critical to those in need could lose critical government policy and funding support.

Speak Out.Be Informed.Engage with your Community.Raise Awareness.

Contact your local elected representatives and advocate for health, education and financial stability for everyone in Grundy County.
Find your State Representative  |  Find your State Senator

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Volunteer Share your time and talent

Volunteers are invaluable to the not-for-profit agencies, the residents served, and the entire community.  Volunteering isn't just about helping others; it is very rewarding.  Volunteers often find they get back more in return.

Opportunities are ENDLESS!Benefits are PRICELESS!

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Be a part of your community

  • Contact a local Not-for-Profit agency

  • Server on Nfp Boards or PTA/PTO

  • Join a Community Civic/Service Group

  • Participate in a Corporate Care Day

  • Help Organize an Event

  • Earn Community Service Hours

What's your passion? Skills?

Read to children, be a mentor, deliver meals to seniors, stock a food pantry, paint or landscape a building, file or answer phones in an office,...GET INVOLVED!


  • Volunteer Application

  • Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

American Red Cross On-Going
Big Brothers Big Sisters On-Going
Catholic Charities Senior Companion On-Going
Community Nutrition Network On-Going
EasterSeals, Joliet Region On-Going
Girl Scouts On-Going

Live United

Live United speaks to the core of United Way's philosophy.

It's the directive to work together to improve the common good within our community... creating opportunities for a better life for all.

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