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Mayor designates United Way Week

posted: August 29th, 2019

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Photo (L to R):  Marty Watson, Peggy Valenti, Linda Hemmen, Mayor Mike Schutzbach, Ann Beckman, Lora Bergfeld

Effingham Mayor Mike Schutzbach recently signed a proclamation designating August 24th thru August 31st as United Way Week.

The proclamation acknowledges the organization’s 59 years of service in Effingham County.  United Way currently provides support to 22 local partner agencies through money provided by Effingham County businesses and residents.

Partner agencies receiving funding from the 2019 campaign include; 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.

For more information about United Way of Effingham County, call 217-342-3824 or visit