Heart of Illinois
United Way

Upcoming Heart of Illinois United Way Events

2017 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast and Day of Caring

Dr. Chris Reynolds, 2017 United Way Kickoff Breakfast speaker

Friday, September 8
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Peoria Civic Center

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Peoria native Chris Reynolds knows firsthand about teamwork. As the 10th Director of Athletics at Bradley University, Reynolds is a graduate of Peoria High School, where he was a two-time all-state player and a Parade All-American. He was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Prior to Bradley University, Reynolds served as the Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations and Administration at Northwestern University and supervised all facets of planning, design, and construction of facilities. He came to Northwestern University after positions at Western Michigan University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University.


2017 Day of Caring and Food Drive

Friday, September 8
To promote volunteerism, the Heart of Illinois United Way's annual Day of Caring event brings together volunteers from local companies and organizations to help our partner agencies in need. Projects include helping with our food drive, reading or crafts with preschool children, landscaping, painting and more. To register a volunteer team for Day of Caring, click here. If you have any questions, contact Gina Edwards, VP of Marketing at gina.edwards@unitedway.org or 309-674-5181, ext. 1234.

The 2017 Day of Caring Food Drive will also be on Friday, September 8 and we need your help! Demand at area food pantries continues to increase ... 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 5 children in Illinois are at risk for hunger. So, the Heart of Illinois United Way is asking area companies and organizations to hold food drives this August to help local families. For more information, or to sign-up for the food drive, click here.

Thank You to Our 2017 Day of Caring Underwriter

HOIUW day of Caring Food Drive Underwriter

Thank You to Our 2017 Food Drive Partner

HOIUW day of Caring Food Drive Partner

Mark Your Calendars for the 2018 power of the Purse

From silent auctions for designer purses to great raffle prizes, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy great fashion and a night out. Proceeds benefit education and health programs focused on women and children.

  • Thursday, May 3 at Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria
  • Reservations open March 2018
  • For more information, email Gina Edwards, VP of Marketing, at gina.edwards@unitedway.org.

Click here for more information on the 2017 event.