Donate to United Way of Rock River Valley

United Way of Rock River Valley is more than just a fundraiser --- we are a community leader. We lead the hand-raisers and the game-changers when we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every neighborhood.

No matter how large or small, every gift is important, and 100% of your contribution stays right here in our community. So join the fight because we are stronger together than we are alone.


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Impact Highlights

Parenthood Promise - We are increasing the number of children successfully graduating from high school with the help of their parents

Black Male Initiative - We are guiding young black male to realize their education and employment dreams

United Way I READ - We are helping young readers discover their literacy superpowers


What your dollars can do

No matter how large or small, your gift adds up to big wins for everyone in our community.

For $1 a week, you can help struggling families achieve their long-term financial goals with free income tax preparations

For $5 a week, you can help pre-K children prepare for kindergarten with their own school readiness books, and activities that encourage family engagement at home

For $10 a week, you can help senior citizens live independently with daily nutritional meals and regular wellness visits

For $20 a week, you can help families connect with critical community services in Winnebago and Ogle counties through 2-1-1, a 24/7 information and referral telephone line that's free and confidential

For $30 a week, you can help elementary students participate in an afterschool program that focuses on homework support, exercise, healthy eating and life skills

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For thousands of area youth, middle school is the defining moment in their lives. See how United Way and its partners are creating a movement to help middle school students achieve success. Visit

Parents or guardians of children ages birth to five who are residents of Meridian CUSD #223 can register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library today!

Don't wait another day. Call 2-1-1 to connect with information on counseling programs and support groups to help you reestablish safety and independence.

This free, easy-to-use tool connects your time and talent with volunteer opportunities from local nonprofit organizations. Search by interests and time availability.

Secure the lowest price on your prescription with this free drug lookup tool from our partners at FamilyWize.

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every family in every neighborhood