It takes both time and money to make a significant difference here, where we live and work.  For 30 years, United Way of South Central Illinois has been the leader in raising both individual and corporate investments that are, in turn, used to make a difference in people's lives.

Every dollar counts!

You can give online, write a check, or donate through payroll deduction.  By giving a small amount each pay period, you can make a significant gift by year’s end.  Your investment combined with others will have real, measurable impact in the community.

Online Donation

Make an Online Donation Whether this is your first time donating or you have been a life-long supporter of United Way, becoming part of the change in our community by inspiring hope for a better tomorrow is safe, secure and easy.


Mail your contribution by check or money order and send it along with this pledge form by mail to

United Way of South Central Illinois
PO Box 711
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Additional Ways to Give

Memorial and Honor Gifts

United Way has created a special way to honor friends and loved ones. Use our online honor gift feature to make a donation in someone else's name or memory. All honor and memorial gifts will advance the common good in the areas of education, income and health through our Community Fund. If you are interested in making a gift in memory of a friend or loved one, please contact Rhonda McCowen at 618-242-8000 or


United Way is pleased to accept gifts of securities. Please note that Mutual Fund shares are acceptable as a gift, but some funds may require re-registration which may affect the date of receipt of your gift. For more information on contributing securities contact the United Way office directly at 618-242-8000.


Often times, financial support is not the only assistance non-profit organizations need. Through the Gifts In-Kind program, United Way can coordinate donated items such as computers, personal care products, entertainment tickets, and clothing from local and national businesses, and distributes them to health and human service agencies throughout Marion, Wayne, Jefferson and Washington counties. United Way is honored to assist you in bringing resources valued in the many people in our local community.