News & Events - 2013
LEND YOUR TIME - October 14: Meal Packing Event
From 2009 to 2011, Feeding America reports the number of Adams County residents faced with hunger has dropped 2.2% from 8,370 to 6,900. Even with this progress, one in ten of our people still struggle with hunger; roughly 27% of these individuals are not eligible for federal food assistance and turn to food pantries to fill the meal gap.
On Monday, October 14, United Way of Adams County has a unique opportunity feed the hungry by hosting an event to assemble ready-to-prepare meals to distribute to our county pantries. In just two hours, approximately 60 volunteers will measure dry pasta into pouches, add seasoning packets and vacuum seal the pouches. We have the potential to create over 4,100 packages that, when cooked, yield 25,000 servings of protein-fortified macaroni and cheese. Click Meal Packaging Event for the details. Call United Way at (217) 222-5020 to get involved!
September 14: Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
County Market (24th & Spring) hosts this annual event from 7:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausage cooked and served by United Way volunteers.
September 9: Golf Tournament & Croquet Match
United Way of Adams County, Inc. is recruiting players for the First Annual Croquet Match to be held in conjunction with the Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Quincy Country Club. “The golf tournament has always been a great way to involve the community in our campaign,” said Cheryl Waterman, Executive Director of the United Way. “This year, though, we wanted to find a way to engage more participants and create a fun alternative for people who might be interested in something other than golf.”
The Annual Golf Tournament and the new Croquet Match are two of many events held in the community throughout United Way’s annual campaign. These events raise support for area agencies and programs dedicated to advancing the common good. Proceeds from the tournament will be reinvested in local initiatives that empower community members to improve education, achieve financial stability, and live healthy lives. Click this link to the Golf Tournament Registration or Croquet Registration Form for all the details and make plans to join us!
August 1 to 31: United Way Restaurant Days
Throughout the month of August, enjoy the tastes of Quincy while making an impact on the quality of life in our community by supporting United Way Restaurant Days. Each day in August, a featured restaurant will donate a portion of the day's receipts to United Way's annual campaign. Click this link to the 2013 Restaurant Days Calendar and make plans to support the United Way in August. Also watch our Facebook page and stay tuned to our local media partners - WGEM and The Local Q - for reminders on where to go for a great meal that helps to advance the Common Good.
July 18: UWAC funding announcement
United Way commits more than $1.1 million into local programs, services and three new impact area initiatives.
June 21: Day of Action
United Way Day of Action focused on early learning and school readiness by holding a PACE (Parents As Children's Educators) Drive to create learning kits for parents and children. These kits will help parents play with their children in ways that develop their skills to prepare them for school.
June 13: United Way Business After Hours
June 8: Partnering for a Better Community - Sand Volleyball Tournament
May 11: National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
April 23: Presentation of the Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award
Click to meet Becky Albert - recipient of the 2013 Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award