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Corporate social responsibility, meet the workplace campaign


During a time of significant financial strain in the late 1800s, a Woman Advocate, two Rabbi's and a Priest united together to help those struggling within their local community.  This pioneering group, driven by their passion to make a difference and help those in need, knew that financial support was critical in order to provide and meet the vast needs of their local residents.  It was through their collective efforts that a simple, but innovative concept was born: those that had the means to help were working and thus, in order to support those in need, we must seek support at the workplace.

130 years later, the United Way Network still partners with workplaces across the globe, and in our backyard, in order to address the most pressing and urgent needs of our local communities.At United Way of Will County, we are proud of the relationships we have developed with both employers and employees over the years, which have resulted in over $100M raised and invested back into Will County, IL! 

By hosting a workplace campaign at your place of business, you will engage your coworkers and employees in community need and concerns, build or contribute to your corporate social responsibility program and strengthen communities ties through collaboration and camaraderie.

A United Way campaign is customizable – we will help design an experience for your employees that works best for you. We have tools and resources to help your company facilitate a simple, fun and effective workplace campaign, including:

  • Information and materials to share about United Way - see Campaign Toolkit below
  • Tips and best practices for engaging employees in the spirit of giving
  • A simple system for employees to give via payroll deduction
  • Support from our team of staff and volunteers

Get involved by contacting our Development Director, Sarah Oprzedek at (815) 723-2500 extension 107, or by email


Welcome to the Campaign Toolkit! 


Here you will find the resources you need to help you run a successful campaign or host an awesome event!


Campaign Materials

2017-2018 Printable Brochure

2017-2018 Funded Community Partner Flier


Creative Sparks

Your complete guide book of fun ideas to help you raise additional funds


Posters - use as monitor images or print in-house for use during your campaign

Poster 1 - power of voice

Poster 2 - future

Poster 3 - change

Poster 4 - make a difference

Thank  You Poster 1 - rise to top

Thank You Poster 2 - gift

Thank You Poster 3 - called listened


Designation Form

If someone would like their gift to go directly to a funded Partner, or another United Way, please have them complete this form!


Designation Form

If you want to designate your gift to one of our Agency Partners, or to another United Way, you must print and submit the designation form with your pledge card. 


The Designation Form is required annually, for those who designate their gift. Rollovers and Designations don't mix.  If you have your gift on automatic rollover through your employer, and you want your gift designated, you must still complete the Designation Form annually.

  • The Designation Form lists all Agencies in one spot, thus making your Agency Designation selection quick and convenient!
  • If choosing to send your gift to another United Way, the form requests specific contact information, to help us make sure we are sending your gift to the correct United Way!  Believe it or not, Google doesn't always provide us with the correct information!
  • In some instances, when donating to another United Way, donors have only written their county name.  We do need complete information for the United Way, as some counties have multiple United Way's covering their community.   Example:  DuPage County could either be Fox Valley United Way or DuPage/West Cook United Way.

Ultimately, the Designation Form increases our efficiency in processing gifts, providing all necessary information in one, convenient location.

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