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Washington Savings Bank donates to United Way of Effingham County

posted: November 5th, 2019

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Gabby Goat partners with United Way of Effingham County

posted: October 31st, 2019

Gabby Goat is partnering with United Way of Effingham County on November 6th and 7th! On these days, all day, 10% of all food sales will go to United Way of Effingham County! This also includes carry out orders!

Funds raised will be given to the 22 local United Way Partner Agencies: Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of E. Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.

Make plans now to attend and help our community LIVE UNITED!

Tuscan Hills Winery conducts Witch Switch benefit for United Way of Effingham County

posted: October 24th, 2019

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United Way of Effingham County Awarded Commemorative Bottle of Buffalo Trace from 6 Millionth Barrel

posted: October 15th, 2019

United Way of Effingham County is EXCITED to announce that they recently submitted an application, and was fortunate to be selected to receive one of the 400 bottles from Buffalo Trace Distillery from the 6 millionth barrel! United Way of Effingham County was selected to receive a bottle from all the applicants across the US, and received bottle #288 of #400.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for a chance to win this commemorative item! Only 200 tickets will be sold at $50 each. To purchase a ticket please contact the United Way office at (217) 342-3824 or contact a United Way Board Member. Drawing will be held on or before December 18th! You must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket.

This commemorative item contains; a bottle of Buffalo Trace whiskey from the 6 millionth barrel that has a handwritten description on it and comes packaged in a hardwood box that includes a piece of stave from the 6 millionth barrel and a brochure explaining the significance of this historic barrel!

Funds raised will go to the 2019 campaign to help raise money for the 22 local partner agencies; Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of E. Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.

The United Way Witches Ball was a Success!

posted: October 8th, 2019

United Way of Effingham County recently held the 2019 United Way Witches Ball. The event was held on October 4th at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. This Halloween themed event featured dinner, music and silent and live auction items and a costume contest.

The Special Events Committee and the Board of Directors would like to thank the following individuals and businesses that helped make this year’s event a success:

Thelma Keller Convention Center, Schmid Auction Company, Larry & Gwen O’Dell, Re/Max Key Advantage, Pizza Man- Greg & Donna Addis, Dean & Colleen Bingham, Marty & Susan Watson, Dr. Ryan & Sara Jennings, Jack & Betinha Schultz, Heartland Dental, Crossroads Bank, Mark & Dawn Goeckner/ Goeckner Brothers, Firefly Grill, Beck’s Hybrids, Roy Schmidt Honda, LakesideTable.com- Madalaine McDaniel, Effingham New Car Dealer Association, Tingley Insurance, Keller Family, Midland States Bank, Koerner Distributor, Inc., Troy Greene, ServPro, J & J Ventures Gaming, Jansen’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Brad & Maegan Roper, John Boos & Co., Patterson Technology Center, Tuscan Hills Winery, Weber’s Jewelry, Country Companies- Brad Meinhart, Tim & Cindy Grunloh, Feller Oilfield Services, Drake Homes, Rick & Diane Siemer, Andrew Knizner, Wortman Printing, Comfort Suites/ Hampton Inn, Complete Weddings & Events, Effingham Equity, McMahon Meats, Ted & Lora Bergfeld, Walk’s Auto Body, Higgs Welding, Taylor Law Offices, Dieterich Bank, Weis Insurance, Walter’s Golf Management, Sight & Sound Theatre, Branson, Lake Sara Marina, Curt & Peggy Valenti, Bahrns Equipment, Compass Advisory Group, Sears Hometown Store, Milano & Grunloh Engineers, Effingham Asphalt, Washington Savings Bank, Sheryl Duncan, Agracel, Holiday Inn, Ken & Norma Lansing, Barb Bovard, The Little Theater on the Square, Stang Arts- Jamie Stang, Al’s Tire Mart & Electronics Center, Maxedon Landscaping, Pyramid Marble, The Home Center, Domino’s Pizza, The Cookie Jar, Wood Creations- Brian Brummer, Workman Sports Complex, Effingham Country Club, Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Save-a-Lot, Modern Family Dinners- Allie Weber, Meyer Oil- Mach 1, Troy & Patty Greene, Village Wine, Jennifer Dueker, Weber Brothers Appliances, WS Broom & Co., Effingham Telcom Solutions, Rob & Nicki Holt, Stevens Industries, Effingham Fire Department, Ron Mietzner, Joe’s Pizza & Pasta, Effing Brew Company, Central Illinois Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Cromwell Radio, Cardinal Golf Course, The Axe House- Valley Park, Patrick & Ashley Kreke, Jansen’s Auto Sales, Cory Goeckner, Elite Hair Studio, Lisa Koerner, Bales Unlimited, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Alliance Tractor, Chad Green, Beth Sturgeon, Rep. John Shimkus, NAPA, David & Marilyn Boone, Party Worx, Zales Jewelers, Niebrugge Furniture, McDonald’s/ Linders LLC, Kera Cuts, Dan Hecht Chevrolet-Toyota, Jan Von Bokel, Effingham Daily News, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Siemer Milling Company, R & G Machine, HSHS Medical Group, Lisa’s Pastry Sensation, Ad Hatters, Wright’s Furniture, Effingham Tire & Auto, Steve & Shanta Will, Mike Posner, Headquarters- Ron Willenborg, Bill & Lisa Hoelscher, Balda Dental, Ashley Smith- Swingler, HF Productions, Inc., DJ’s Party Supply, Maurice’s- Marilyn Woodruff, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Par-a- Dice Hotel & Casino, The Curl Bar, Ross & Sandra Richardson, Big Splash Adventures, Fresh Digs, Heidanes Hidden Timbers, Healing Therapies- Nancy Liss, Burkland’s Florist & Gifts, Gopher Grill, Hint’s Laser Engraving, Silver Star Skate Center, Weber’s Clothing, Knight’s Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure, Effingham Performance Center, Ten Brooke LeAnne, Meadowview Country Club, Campos Dental, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Land of Lincoln Credit Union, Donnewald Distributing Co., Loren Dreas, Effingham Academy of Gym & Dance, Tim & Linda Hemmen, Headquarters- Lynn Kowalski, Sloan Implements, Culver’s Restaurants, Dairy Queen, Dr. Jeff & Stacey Brummer, Effingham Public Library, EJ Water, Gotcha by the Hair, Heartland Landscaping, Joe Sippers, John & Ann Beckman, Probst Auto Body, South Central FS/ Fast Stop, Southtown Car Wash, Steak n’ Shake, Teutopolis State Bank, TGI Friday’s, The Magic House, Travel Quarters, Wal-Mart, Boy Scouts – Greater St. Louis Area Council, Doris Keller & Family, Cromwell Radio, Effingham Daily News, Effingham Public Property Dept., Effingham Teutopolis News Report, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Kohl’s / Kohl’s Cares, Premier Broadcasting, Inc., and Teutopolis Village Employees.

Special thanks to the businesses that provided the feature sponsorships:
Thelma Keller Convention Center, Koerner Distributors, Inc., Agracel Inc., Patterson Technology Center, Lisa’s Pastry Sensations, Ross and Sandra Richardson.

The United Way would also like to thank the following VIP Table Sponsors:
Heartland Dental, Midland States Bancorp, Inc., Siemer Milling Company, Patterson Technology Center, Drake Homes, Midland States Bank, Agracel, Ameren, Crossroads Bank, Dieterich Bank, EJ Water Cooperative, Feller Oilfield Service, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Koerner Distributors, Inc., Stevens Industries, Thelma Keller Convention Center and Washington Savings Bank.

Proceeds from the United Way Gala go toward the 2019 campaign, which has a goal of $320,000. The United Way funds 22 local health and human service agencies in Effingham County. These partner agencies include: Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Greater Effingham Area, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, One Hope United, Oneighty, Senior Services of Effingham County, Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies (SAFE), Strategic Training & Restoration (STAR), Stop Woman Abuse Now (SWAN) and Unit 40 Mentoring Program.

If you would like to conduct an employee campaign or would like to make a donation to the 2019 campaign, please call (217) 342-3824 or visit www.effinghamunitedway.org .

Jennings Labor Day Celebration a Success for United Way

posted: October 3rd, 2019

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