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2015-16 United Way Campaign Time!!!!  

To “Live United” means that we are willing to be part of something bigger than ourselves. It means that we are willing to invest in our friends, neighbors and community.  Our United Way is a leader in community problem solving and a great mechanism to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.  As you know, the needs are greater than ever due to the many challenges we face as a society and our network of 12 partner agencies help to create a tremendous system of health and human services throughout the region.  But, we need your help!

As a Fulton County resident, you may be interested to know that…   

5,000 residents in Fulton County are living in poverty. 

 4,300 Fulton County residents are unemployed. 

Domestic violence is on the rise in households throughout our community.  

1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.                                    

    Sources:  US Census Data – 2010 Fulton County Child Advocacy Center   

Thanks to your support, help is available in many forms through the United Way for Spoon River Country. In 2015, United Way reached nearly twenty thousand Fulton County residents!  That’s an incredible reach, and it involves twenty-five local programs.  

Your contribution to United Way continues to ensure that: Counseling and shelter is available to victims of domestic and sexual violence. People who have lost their homes to fire are able to buy necessities and start putting their lives back together.  

 United Way is also about providing life-changing opportunities, such as: mentors who share their time, experiences and compassion with young people a chance for people with intellectual and physical disabilities to experience athletics and summer camp in safe, fun and supportive environments  

 Your contribution to United Way is an investment in Fulton County – it stays here to improve lives and strengthen our community. United Way depends on your support!   

To give now, click here to visit our secure online donation center.  

For more information e-mail the United Way for Spoon River Country at  


The United Way has brought together people and resources to build a safety net to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families.

 A constant reminder that when we as individuals think outside ourselves, we have the power to facilitate change. When we think of others’ lives as linked to our own, our compassion grows. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.





Important Information

Volunteer opportunities please e-mail

Community Work Day

2016 Community Work Day will be Saturday, April 23, 2016

Projects: Red Cross, Youth Acres, Canton YMCA, Canton High School, Lincoln School, and Jones Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Check out United Way for Spoon River Country Facebook page for more photos!

2016 Annual Campaign


Fulton County Farmer Winner: Kevin Wheelwright designates United Way for Spoon River Country

Ameren Illinois Division II Donates $7,699.00 

MidAmerica National Bank and their Employees together donate $3,818.00


13th Annual Golf Ball Drop 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm at Canton Friendship Festival

 Tickets 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00

          2015: $1,000.00 Winner: Joe Christian

    $250.00 Winner: Stephanie Hammond

    $100.00 Winner: Don Feurt

Hole in One Sponsor: 

WBYS AM 1560, 93.7 FM, CD Country 107.9 Canton Daily Ledger

Birdie Sponsor: Fulton Democrat Bull's Tree Service

Par Sponsors:

CEFCU CJ's Hair & Nail Salon MidAmerica National Bank Barnhart, Tinsman & Lane Ltd.

Capitol Music Ipava State Bank Hocker,Fitzjarrald,Richardson,CPA's John McCarthy Law office

Joe's Place Carter & Associates CPA Chuck Taylor State Farm Tom Conklin State Farm

Bank of Farmington Courtyard Estates Mid Century Communications  Klinedinst Chiropractic

Monical's Pizza Crawford's Home Furnishings Canton Elks Lodge #626

Friend of the United Way:           

Kiesewetter Insurance Agency Town & Country Insurance Brian Yontz, State Farm Insurance

Prize Sponsors:

Canton Wal-Mart Spoon River College Canton Park District Sweet Shoppe

J.C. Penney Davis Buick GMC Davis Ford Terry Parks

Canton Y.M.C.A. Canton Y.W.C.A. Black Crow Candle Company Blessman's Boutique

Dave Lewis Photography BP Station on Locust One East Boutique Pizza Hut

CJ's Flowers & More Heartland Health Care Marco's Pizza Sweet Shoppe


Agency News

Love that Bag, Too
Love that Bag,Too

Friday, March 11, 2016 

 Big Racks Steakhouse Banquet Room

Live Auction Purses:


Chuck Taylor- State Farm MidAmerica National Bank-Michael Kors Westview Staff- Coach


One East Boutique - Leather Vera Bradley                                 Fairview State Banking Center- Coach            Dr. Brent & Vickie Parry- Kate Spade


 Jeff & Janie Shumaker-Brighton Straw Purse Rusty Melhouse Edward Jones: Kate Spade         Framework Material Supply, Nick Steven:Coach


SRC Employees- Coach SRC Employees: Coach                                                                  Leslie & Ben Johnson: Coach


Stinauer Family Denistry-Michael Kors                                Anonymous -Isaac Mizrahi Renaissance Care Center- Cubs Dooney & Bourke 



Drs. Lucas & Erin Buckley- Michael Kors         Nancy Rabel & Billy Oaks                                                    Maurer-Stutz Inc- Dooney& Bourke


Wells Fargo Bank- Dooney & Bourke                    Kevin & Harriett Williams- Dooney & Bourke

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