Businesses

85 percent of consumers have a better outlook on businesses that give back through a nonprofit.

By partnering with United Way of Will County, you can not only position your business more favorably among consumers, but you can also support the greater community at the same time.

Looking for information on how to get your business involved with the community? Businesses of all sizes can find partnership opportunities with United Way of Will County below.

Corporate Social Responsibility

By engaging your coworkers and employees in community needs and concerns, you can build or contribute to your corporate social responsibility program and strengthen community ties through collaboration.

By partnering with United Way of Will County, you are supporting programs and services that address the county’s most critical needs. Together, we can engage your employees and develop your Corporate Social Responsibility plan, provide your employees with volunteer and leadership opportunities, and get more involved in the community.

Opportunities are available for companies of all sizes and budgets. Contact Sarah Oprzedek  or Samantha Young.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsorships*

With our wide network, the reach and recognition potential with a sponsorship is significant. Various sponsorship levels and types are available.

Event Sponsorship options include:

  • Annual Golf Outing
  • Spirit of Giving Event
  • Community Baby Shower Event

Program Sponsorships available:

  • Online Volunteer Center
  • Women United
  • Read to Succeed
  • Community Baby Shower Program
  • Hygiene for Humanity

Unique opportunities are available spontaneously. To be notified of these unique opportunities throughout the year, sign up for our sponsorships distribution list. Contact Samantha Young or Sarah Oprzedek for more information.

Sponsorship Email List

Business Gift*

We invite you to increase your impact by giving a financial or in-kind gift to United Way of Will County.

Business Gifts Can Include:

  1. Check Presentation
    United Way of Will County would be pleased to send staff representation to your check presentation!
    Please contact us to schedule a check presentation: samantha@uwwill.org (815)723-2500×108
  2. Mail In Donation
    Make Checks out to “United Way of Will County”
    Mail in your donation to 54 N. Ottawa St, Suite 300, Joliet, IL 60432
  3. In-Kind Donations
    We accept most in-kind donations and we can provide receipts upon request.

Email us for More Info

Volunteerism

Online Volunteer Center
Cultivate new relationships and strengthen old ones in the workplace by volunteering as a team. There are many opportunities around Will County to spend days, afternoons and nights with fellow co-workers and give back to the community.

Other Opportunities
Don’t see what you’re looking for on our online volunteer center? Opportunities to work with us or our partners on our identified community needs can also be arranged through our office.

Contact UsOnline Volunteer Center

FamilyWize

FamilyWize is the perfect addition to your employee benefits package. This program is available to you and your business at no cost and helps your employees get the lowest price on prescriptions.

FamilyWize Information

Host a Drive & Kit-Pack

United Way of Will County has two programs for basic-needs item collections.

Hygiene For Humanity:
This project is a product supply drive to fulfill the need for hygiene items by local families and individuals that are homeless or in need. This program gives people a clean start by providing items that are unfulfilled by SNAP and WIC.

Learn More

Community Baby Shower

Community Baby Shower:
This project is a product supply drive to fulfill the baby wellness item gap between SNAP and WIC.

Learn More

Drive-styled opportunities are also available for a variety of other needs. Work with us to ensure your drive makes the most impact by having the right product, at the right time, at the right place.

 

Contact Samantha Young or Sarah Oprzedek for more information.

Corporate Resources

Utilize Marketing materials and resources for your business such as: custom fliers, posters, FamilyWize for employees, partnerships, giving campaigns and more.

Corporate Resources

Lunch and Learns

These sessions focus on providing a deeper look at Community Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility, United Way of Will County, and the Will County community.

Topic Examples include:

  • Community Needs
  • Community Impact & Our Focus Areas
  • Healthy Employees are Productive Employees: FamilyWize Prescription Savings
  • Online Volunteer Center
  • Women United
  • Get Involved
  • Leaving Your Legacy Through Individual and Corporate Volunteerism*
  • United Way in a New Era of Philanthropy

Other topics can be requested to fit the specific interests of your Corporate Social Responsibility plan.

Request a Lunch and Learn

Offer an Employee Giving Campaign

Allow your employees to contribute to United Way of Will County directly from their paycheck.
Learn More about an Employee Giving Campaign in Corporate Resources.

Corporate Resources

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Impact and Investment Council

Nominate an employee to represent your company on our I&I Council. Council members help us identify key partners for creating change within our identified impact areas.

Impact and investment council

Stay Updated via Email

“Coming Your Way” will keep you updated on activities, events, and volunteer opportunities with United Way of Will County.

Receive our Email Updates

Thank you for dedication to the self sufficiency, health, education, and safety of every person in Will County.

We look forward to working with you and your business. If you have any questions please contact  Samantha Young  or  Sarah Oprzedek.

*Please note: A budget may be required for some opportunities.