All of us want to make the Rock River Valley a thriving community, where we can raise our kids in a healthy environment, get good jobs, and lead good lives. We may disagree on a lot of things, but underneath everything we are and everything we do, we're all the same.

LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to be a part of the change because we can accomplish so much more together than we ever could alone.

Join with us, and you become part of something greater than yourself.


  • Create a free profile on the Volunteer Center website and connect with great organizations and volunteer opportunities in our community.
  • Extend your heart and give blood.
  • Coordinate a neighborhood clean-up day.
  • Send a message to a legislator about an issue you support.
  • Donate books and toys to a daycare or school.
  • Prepare or serve meals at a local community center. Help kids and adults gain confidence and reading skills - become a volunteer reading mentor
  • Join our conversation about what's important to our community - follow and share with us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Donate unused or unwanted clothing to a local nonprofit organization.
  • Instill healthy sportsmanship in our youth - coach a little league team.
  • Share your voice and register to vote.
  • Give to United Way - the amount doesn't matter, but your investment in our community does.
  • Help an elderly neighbor with their yard work.
  • Refer a friend in need to dial 2-1-1 for free information and resources on human services.
  • Donate garage sale items to a shelter or transitional living facility.


Help us spread the LIVE UNITED call to action
  • Wear the LIVE UNITED t-shirt
  • Place a LIVE UNITED yard sign on your front lawn
  • Display a LIVE UNITED message on exterior electronic and scrolling signs
  • Post a LIVE UNITED message on Facebook and Twitter
    • Sample LIVE UNITED Messages (include link to

      LIVE UNITED. Support the United Way Community Campaign.
      Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
      Join the movement. Support United Way. LIVE UNITED.

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in a LIVE UNITED t-shirt and yard sign.

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