Double Your Impact on #GIVINGTUESDAY2018

As we head into the holidays, we are launching a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) and the Community Fund. We hope you will join us by creating your own fundraising page and encouraging friends and family to support our work.

To access the main fundraising page you can visit: or

You can also text UWCIL to 71777.

From this page people have the option of making a gift to DPIL, making an undesignated gift to United Way, and/or starting their own fundraiser. As an incentive, Individuals who start their own fundraiser and raise at least $500 will get their choice of one of the below:

  • United Way swag bag (includes a lunch bag, chalkboard mug, water bottles, koozie, shirt and hat)
  • United Way Ladies Cardigan
  • United Way Men’s Pullover

When you create your own fundraising page, it will automatically pre-populate the DPIL message, which can then be customized. If you wish to focus on the community fund, you can simply cut and paste the text from the community fund page. Just like last year, if you want help setting up a page, please contact Jarid Brown or Mitch Baker. We can have your fundraising page set up the same day.

Individual Fundraisers set their own goal amount, can upload their own photo and have the ability to customize their message. They will have their own link to share, have a unique keyword for texting, receive notifications when a friend makes a gift, and will receive a summary and thank you from us after the campaign.

Thank you for helping us give back to our community by making valuable investments in the lives of all who live in Central Illinois.