News & Announcements

Mayor designates United Way Week

posted: August 29th, 2019

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United Way Kicks Off 2019 Campaign

posted: August 28th, 2019



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United Way Announces Witches Ball Date

posted: August 12th, 2019

Volunteers for United Way of Effingham County are busy planning for the 2019 United Way “Witches Ball”. This event is a wonderful opportunity to help United Way partner with the 22 local agencies helping those in need in Effingham County.

The event will be held Friday, October 4th at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. There will be a dinner, silent & live auction and music.

A costume contest for “Best Individual” and “Best Group” will be awarded. Those attending the event are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume, but not required, unless you would like to be entered in the costume contest.

Tickets are $60 per person.

Companies will again have the opportunity to sponsor various features at the event. Sponsorship features include: hors d’oeuvres, champagne fountain, signature witches brew, fruit fondue, portion of dinner (appetizer), dessert, chocolate covered strawberries or champagne for auction overbids. Sponsorships will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsors will be recognized at the event.

Businesses or individuals interested in donating items for the auction, purchasing sponsorship or tickets, may contact Linda Hemmen at 342-3824 or Patty Greene at 347-5115.

United Way prepares for Upcoming Campaign & Announces Lead Pacesetter Company

posted: August 7th, 2019

United Way of Effingham County is beginning preparations for the upcoming campaign. The kick-off luncheon will be held on Tuesday, August 27th for those businesses interested in conducting an employee campaign. Midland States Bank has been selected as the 2019 “Lead Pacesetter” company and will speak at the meeting and share their success stories and plans for their upcoming campaign. Funds raised from the 2019 campaign will help 22 local partner agencies provide support and services to those in Effingham County. Meeting will begin at Noon at the Effingham Event Center. Niemerg’s Steakhouse will cater the luncheon.

Businesses interested in attending this informational meeting should RSVP to the United Way of Effingham County office at (217) 342-3824. Deadline to register is August 20th.