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 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR ................

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 2011-12 Y EAR IN REVIEW ................ 2-3  2012-13 CAMPAIGN K ICKOFF .................. 4  DONATION AT W ORK ... 5  P ARTNER A GENCIES OVERVIEW ................ 6-7  2012-13 CALENDAR OF E VENTS .................... 8

2012

Annual Report

THE MCDONOUGH COUNTY UNITED WAY PROUDLY SERVES RESIDENTS OF ADAIR, BARDOLPH, BLANDINSVILLE, BUSHNELL, COLCHESTER, GOOD HOPE, INDUSTRY, MACOMB, MARIETTA, PRAIRIE CITY, SCIOTA, AND TENNESSEE.

The 55th annual United Way campaign will raise funds for 19 partner agencies serving children, adults, seniors and individuals of disabilities in our McDonough community.

Message from Jill Three years ago, I joined the United Way. Since then, I have had the privilege of meeting some incredible and caring people throughout McDonough County. It is truly amazing being a part of something that brings so many people together. Our 19 Partner Agencies served over 8,000 McDonough County residents last year. The 15 amazing members of our Board of Directors helped oversee and guide us through our campaign, consisting of hundreds of individual donors and businesses. Our Special Events raised more toward the campaign last year than ever before and could not have succeeded without the 45 volunteers that gave their time, energy, ideas and advocacy. Over 200 businesses and individuals sponsored our Special Events, which were attended by over 700 individuals - helping us bring about change for those in this community who need it most.

The United Way is a TEAM. We could not succeed in our goal of raising money for local agencies without the combined effort of hundreds of people. I am so proud to Partner with each of our non-profit agencies, to plan with our Board of Directors, to convey the importance of United Way to our donors and to plan and carry out Special Events with our Committees, Sponsors and Attendees. I can’t think of a better way to kick off our 2012/2013 Campaign, than with a spirit of TEAMWORK. Thank you for being a part of the United Way TEAM! With gratitude, Jill Beck Director, McDonough County United Way

2012 Mother Moon Scholarship Winners Congratulations to our amazing Mother Moon Scholarship Award recipients! From left: Sarah Hilligoss, Lexa Mahr, Mr. John Moon (son of Sadie "Mother" Moon), Philip Barnett, Jill Kelso and Hannah Porter. This photo was taken at Macomb City Hall where the award reception was held on May 15, 2012 to recognize the five exceptional students for their community service and volunteerism. Each student will receive $1,000 to support further education advancement, thanks to the generosity of the Leighty Foundation.


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“Celebrating 1 More Life Changed!� 2011-12 Year In Review

Special Thanks to our Top 10 Donors of the 2011 ~ 2012 Campaign! 1. NTN Bower & Employees 2. McDonough District Hospital Employees

Individual and corporate financial donations are the driving force behind each local United Way campaign. Over the past twelve months, McDonough County United Way hosted seven Fabulous events in our community dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support thousands in need within McDonough County. Thanks to the generous contribution of our donors and supporters, the McDonough County United Way raised over $107,000 during the 2011-12 campaign. The increased donation enabled us to bring on a new partner agency, CourtAppointed Special Advocates Program, which widened our support to 19 McDonough County human services agencies. The following event highlights showcase funds raised between April 2011 ~ March 2012 thanks to the generous support from individuals like you.

April 2011 Spaghetti Dinner

3. Ameren & Employees 4. DOT Foods Employees

Thanks to Italian Express and its owner Paul Rashid for generously donating over $300 in proceeds from the All-YouCan-Eat Spaghetti Dinner to our 2011-12 Campaign.

5. First Bankers Trust & Employees 6. Purdum, Gray, Ingledue & Employees 7. Western Illinois University

May 2011 Annual Golf Outing

Employees 8. Western Illinois Regional Council Employees 9. MidAmerica Bank & Employees 10. Heartland Bank & Trust Employees

United Way's 25th Annual Golf Outing raised $6,800 towards our 2011-12 Campaign. We would like to thank all of our teams, volunteers, sponsors and Committee members. Also, because of the in-kind donations from CocaCola, Hy-Vee, DOT Foods, Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino's Pizza and Italian Express, nobody was left hungry!

June 2011 Celebrity Dunk Tank Heritage Days 2011 were extra fun thanks to our superb Celebrity Dunk Tank participants and volunteers. Pictured left is our Dunk Tank Champion, Luan Aten, and RunnerUp, Sara Featherlin. The Celebrity Dunk Tank helped us to raise over $1,200 for the 2011-12 Campaign. Our warm thanks goes out to everyone who helped in making this special event a blast. Huge, huge thanks to Engraving by Lin for the amazing trophies!!!

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September 2011 2nd Annual Power of the Purse

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2011 Power of the Purse was SPECTACULAR!!! It helped McDonough County United Way raise over $10,000!!! Huge thanks to our event sponsor, Grand Prairie, media sponsor, Prestige Communications, amazing purse sponsors, and WIU volunteers for making 2011 Power of the Purse a HUGE success. Our tribute also goes out to the UNBELIEVABLE men involved in the making of our 2011 Power of the Purse. Auctioneers, Kyle Kelso, Will Sullivan and Spotter, Chris Butcher were fun, skilled, entertaining and generously gave their Saturday evening to the United Way. Their Incredible efforts helped us to raise over $7,000 in the live auction alone. We can’t thank you all enough for the amazing work you have done and for the funds you have helped raising to make McDonough County an amazing community.

November 2011 Shining Stars

The launch of the Shining Stars Program brought extra warmth over Thanksgiving 2011. Since November, six amazing local volunteers were recognized for helping our partner agencies’ to improve the lives of many in need. We were honored to meet many of these amazing individuals at our Annual Award Luncheon and thank them in person for their dedicating service and contribution to our McDonough County.

January 2012 Award Luncheon

2012 Award Luncheon enabled us to formally give thanks and recognition to the amazing individuals, local businesses and corporations, and partner agencies for their generosity and services that helped us to raise over $107,000 for the McDonough County residents in need. The Bronze awards went to 17 incredible individuals, 13 employees, and 12 local businesses for their annual contribution of over $200. The Silver Awards went to 16 amazing individuals and businesses who have contributed over $500 towards the campaign. The Gold awards were given to 7 wonderful businesses and their employees for donations over $1,000. Our Platinum awards were honored to 5 local businesses for their generous gift of over $5,000 towards the 2011-12 campaign. First Bankers Trust, Purdum, Gray, Ingledue, and Oliver & Carey and their employees received our 100% Participation award for their incredibly generous donations and philanthropic spirit. We were thrilled to present the 2012 Leighty award to Purdum, Gray, Ingledue for their outstanding community support and 100% employee contribution over three consecutive years, and recognize Cynthia Stiffler for her ten years of dedication, service and contribution on the McDonough County United Way Board of Directors. We would like to thank Spoon River College and Staff for hosting our 2012 Award Luncheon, and Italian Express for providing the amazing pasta and sandwiches to feed the outstanding individuals who make McDonough County a wonderful place to be.

March 2012 All You Can Eat The 2011- 2012 campaign began and ended with All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner at Italian Express. Once again, thank to Paul Rashid and his wonderful staff, we were able to host this popular, delicious and family fun event. The March All You Can Eat fundraiser added over $700 towards our Campaign.


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2012-13 Campaign Kick off The Year of Teamwork TEAMWORK is vital to our every day lives, specifically when it comes to strengthening a community and helping our local residents in need. This year, we are honored to have Lin Stults, “The Trophy Lady,” team up with us as the McDonough County United Way Campaign Chair and take the lead in our 2012-13 campaign for the 19 McDonough County human services agencies. In addition, we invite donors like you to join our team and tell us how you want your donations to be utilized. You may specify on your pledge form to have your donation go to all six core service areas, or select the areas and/or agencies of your interest that are stated on the following page. Please contact us directly for additional inquiries, and support our upcoming 2012-13 events throughout the McDonough County.

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The McDonough County United Way believes human needs exist in McDonough County. Our United Way organization believes these contemporary needs and problems warrant the recognition and concern of all citizens if we are to preserve and improve the existing quality of life enjoyed in McDonough County. Our United Way believes that in order to enhance our environment for the benefit of the future generations of McDonough County residents, the United Way must be preserved and strengthened as the principal vehicle for volunteer participation in coordination support of human needs. Mission The mission of the McDonough County United Way is to identify human needs and problems in McDonough County, establish a common understanding of these critical needs, solicit and distribute funds that directly address these identified needs, and provide fiscal performance accountability for United Way resources. Getting Involved: Consider making an individual donation, volunteering or telling others about your local United Way. It’s a wonderful way to support your McDonough County!

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Your Donations At Work

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In 2011, your generous donations enabled the McDonough United Way partner agencies to continue providing critical services to our McDonough County residents in need. These core services are categorized into six areas accessed by residents of the McDonough County facing Crisis, Family, Health, Legal, Seniors, and Youth centered issues. The following information provides an overview of how your donation to the McDonough County United Way helped our local residents access the services and care they need. Adair

ADA

Bardolph

BAR

Blandinsville

BLA

Bushnell

BUS

Colchester

COL

Good Hope

G.H.

Industry

IND

Macomb

MAC

Prairie City

P.C.

Sciota

SCI

Tennessee

TEN

Walnut Grove

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McDonough County Residents Served through United Way Funded Agencies by Areas and Services CRISIS

ADA BAR BLA BUS COL G.H. IND MAC P.C. SCI TEN W.G. Total

Advocacy Network

1

American Red Cross Samaritan Well WIRC/CAA Food Pantry WIRC/CAA Victim Services

18

TOTAL

19

83

1 84

8

4

4

3

1

3

12

1

Forensic Interviews & Advocacy Services for Abused Children

34

42

Disaster Assistance

32

32

Homeless Shelter

18

2365

Emergency Food & Aid

1

2

135

Services for Victims of Abuse/Violence

70 1588 114 15

20

280 227

42

62

3

26

18

3

4

318 252

46

79

Description of Funded Services

26

76

2

1434 111 14 76

1

0

2603 0

FAMILY

0

PACT Headstart Center for Youth & Family Solutions

1

2

5

38

20

TOTAL

4

2

6

49

2

2

1

5

1

2

3

2

3

1

11

3

2

3

113

1

4

140

23

2

7

253

1

0

9

3

1

27

2

1

6

4

2

3

134

2

2

15

7

3

3

161

4

3

19

12

4

5

55

4

3

19

13

4

5

55

4

3

5

2

1

117

1

20

35

24

5

340

0

0

137

Home Visits/Social Service Referral/Parenting Education

210

Family Counseling for Low Income Residents

347

HEALTH Early Beginnings LaLeche

3

TOTAL

2

0

0

48

Childbirth and Pre-Natal Classes for Low Income Residents & Teen Moms-To-Be

156

Breastfeeding Support

204

LEGAL Prairie State Legal CASA (New)

1

TOTAL

0

SENIORS Radio Information Services MCDC Senior Citizens Association Seniors Medical Assistance Program

2

3

5

0

0

25

43

31

6

1

1

1

1

Girl Scouts

7

2

13

39

9

7

Boy Scouts

3

2

16

49

47

12

Wee Care Day Care

2

2

3

4

5

1

1

YMCA

49

18

72

79

50

TOTAL

61

24

TOTAL

0

0

0

477

16

Free Legal Assistance for Low-Income Residents & Seniors

1

Advocates Ensuring Children's Protective Legal Rights

105

429

Radio Broadcasts of Written Print for Visually Impaired & Disabled Residents Maintenance & Utilities Fund for 5 Senior Group Meals & Socialization Sites

30

Medication assistance for seniors

129 5

20 0

104

1

0

5

0

588

53

Adult Mentors for At-Risk/Low-Income Youth

196

6

3

8

6

312

Girl Scout Leadership Program

403

3

3

5

543

Scouting Experiences for Boys

66

1

1

1

87

Reduced-Cost Day Care for Low-Income Families

3360 16

28

11

4024

After School Program/Youth Sports

67 4074 26

35

25

YOUTH Big Brothers Big Sisters

100 241

105 193 303 100

49

McDonough County Residents Served

6

5019 8866


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2012-13 Partner Agencies This year, the McDonough County United Way is proud to partner with 19 non-profit agencies serving McDonough County residents. Over 8,800 members of our community, representing 27% of the McDonough county residents, benefitted by United Way funded programs last year. Donating to the United Way is one of the best way to invest in your community. Listed below are the United Way Partner Agencies and how they utilize their United Way funding in McDonough County. Click on the Agency's logo/name to learn more about their services and contact information.

“In 2011-2012, over 8,800

American Red Cross

local residents benefitted

Provides disaster assistance to McDonough County families. Last year, 42 individuals received help from the Red Cross after disasters.

from McDonough County United

Way

sponsored

partner agency programs.

Advocacy Network for Children The Children's Advocacy Center program provides a safe, child-friendly place where child victims of abuse and their non-offending family meet with professionals for the purpose of investigation. Last year, 26 children in McDonough County received services from this agency. Advocacy Network for Children Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program As our new partner agency program, CASA ensures children’s legal rights are followed. United Way funds are utilized to train community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for abused or neglected children in court. CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys and social workers from case inception to its completion.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley (BBBS) Provides children with an adult mentor, offering enriching programs to children in need. Last year, 53 children received services from BBBS’ community based adult mentoring program and services.

targeting youth. Our goal is to stabilize families in crisis, prevent juvenile delinquency and divert youth at risk of involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice system. Last year, 210 members of this community utilized family counseling from Catholic Charities.

Early Beginnings United Way funds are used to provide prenatal and childbirth education. Last year, 48 people received services from this agency.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) Center for Youth & Family Solutions (formerly Catholic Charities) Provides counseling at reduced cost to McDonough County families with United Way funding. The major focus is to offer prevention, diversion and 24-hr crisis intervention services

The mission of the Girl Scout program is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. GSCI offers McDonough County girls the scouting experience while teaching self-esteem and life skills. Last year, 312 girls in McDonough County benefitted from this program.


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McDonough County Senior Citizens

Illowa #133 Boy Scouts Provide McDonough County boys with scouting experiences, teaching l e ad er s hi p sk i l l s an d mu ch more. Last year, 543 boys participated in Boy Scouts in McDonough County.

LaLeche League/Macomb

Provides five meal sites in McDonough County, in Macomb, Blandinsville, Colchester, Bushnell and Industry. Last year, 429 Seniors utilized these sites for meals and socialization.

Provides support to breastfeeding mothers by offering support groups and literature. Last year, LaLeche League was able to provide information and/or support to 156 McDonough County residents.

“McDonough County Senior Citizens staff at YMCA celebrates Earl’s birthday over meals, sharing the family spirit.” Samaritan Well, Inc.

PACT Headstart Provides Headstart and Early Headstart programs to McDonough County families. Last year, 137 individuals received these services.

Prairie State Legal Services Provides free legal assistance to low -income individuals and seniors. Last year, 104 McDonough County residents received assistance from Prairie State Legal Services.

Provides safe housing to homeless women and their children and Provides radios which broadcast men. Also provides case managelocal and national newspapers and ment to help their residents get other literature to individuals in the back on their feet. Last year, Samartri-states who are blind, visually itan Well, Inc. provided 1,300 nights impaired, learning or physically of shelter to McDonough County disabled. Last year, 129 individuals individuals in need. utilized these special radios in McDonough County. Radio Information Services

Western Illinois Regional Council - Community Action Agency Food Pantry Provides bags of food to hungry families. Last year, 2,365 McDonough County residents utilized the Food Pantry. YMCA

Wee Care Center Provides educational material and an extra staff person to children receiving their reduced cost services. Last year, 87 children utilized Wee Care Day Care Center.

Western Illinois Regional Council - Community Action Agency Victim Services Provides support to victims of domestic violence, including legal advocacy, support groups, 24-hour crisis intervention and more. Last year, 135 individuals were helped in McDonough County.

Provides Youth Sports Programs, After School Programs at 5 sites in McDonough County and teen programming. Last year, 4,024 children and adolescents received these services from the YMCA. YMCA Senior Medical Assistance Program Provides financial assistance for medications to seniors in need. Last year, 30 seniors received assistance for their medications through this program.


The McDonough County United Way Board of Directors

3rd Annual

Power of the Purse

•Lawrence Kwacala - Larry, Flack, McRaven & Stephens •Nancy Badord - Century 21 •Luan Aten •Beau Ingledue - Purdum Gray Ingledue •Michael Hott - Western Illinois University •Ron Hutcherson - First State Bank of Illinois •Michael Sartorius - Western Illinois University •Cindy Carey-Butler - Cindy, Oliver & Carey •Jason Orris - Heartland Bank & Trust

September 15th Spoon River College Outreach Center Tickets are on sale for $25 in advance & $30 at the Door. Order your tickets now, and join us for a marvelous evening of good fun and cause.

•Amber Patrick Prairie Hills Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. •Leslie Westen - First Bankers Trust •Patrick Gharst - Prestige Communications •John Armstrong - First Bankers Trust •Kate Murphy - MidAmerica National Bank •Mitch Worley - McDonough Voice •Andrea Smith - Hampton Inn

For updates on our events, please visit us on Facebook & our website at www.mcdonoughunitedway.com

2012 Partner Agencies 1. Advocacy Network for Children

12. Prairie State Legal Services

2. American Red Cross

13. Radio Information Services

3. Big Brothers Big Sisters

14. Samaritan Well, Inc.

4. Center for Youth and Family Solutions

15. Wee Care Day Care Center

5. Court Appointed Special Advocates

16. Western Illinois Region Council/CAA

6. Early Beginnings

Food Pantry

7. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois 8. Illowa #133 Boy Scouts

Victim Services

9. LaLeche League/Macomb 10. McDonough County Senior Citizens 11. PACT Headstart

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18. YMCA After School and Youth Sports Programs 19. YMCA Senior Medical Assistance Program

McDonough County United Way Jill Beck, Executive Director 440 N. Lafayette, Suite 106 Macomb, IL 61455 ph: 309-837-9180 mcdcunitedway@comcast.net Contact Us! We’d love to hear from you.

McDonough County United Way Newsletter  

VOL 1, Issue 1, Summer 2012