Summer Programs Help Kids Thrive
Your donation to United Way Blackhawk Region has given local kids:
  • More access to books 
  • Help from supportive teachers
  • Individual support
  • Opportunities to grow

That means this summer, all kids can thrive!

Every summer, we help hundreds of kids across the Blackhawk Region get the support they need to keep thriving. Without programs that provide summer support, kids lose two to three months of what they’ve learned in a year. And after the impact of COVID-19 exaggerating learning loss, especially among Black and Hispanic children, summer programs are more important than ever.

We are proud to offer all kids, no matter where they live in our community, the opportunity to thrive this summer. But we’re not doing this alone. Dedicated community partners like the Janesville and Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs, Community Action, the Stateline Family YMCA and YWCA Rock County and you, our generous community donors, help make these programs possible. 
Day of Caring - September 22, 2021
DEADLINE for corporate volunteer teams to register is 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 20.

United Way will do our best to accommodate hundreds of volunteers, but reserve the opportunity to right-size volunteer teams based on the project needs of participant agencies. Volunteer team participation is also limited to our generous corporate partners who facilitate United Way employee-giving campaigns.

Please be reminded:

  • Day of Caring & Campaign Kick-off Breakfast is 8 a.m. on Sept. 22 @ Eclipse Center
  • Volunteers' Day of Caring t-shirts will only be available to those who register by deadline
  • T-shirt orders are based on registration, so please ensure accuracy of your submission
  • Team Leads are responsible for disseminating Day of Caring info to their Team members
  • Additional FAQs about Day of Caring may be found at
Donations of Children's Books Needed
Another way to prevent summer learning loss is to keep books in the hands and homes of children. United Way's Little Free Library sees many visitors every day, and we're in need of gently-used children's books to restock the shelf. Thanks in advance for helping our littlest learners!

Books may be dropped off during business hours to United Way located:
205 N. Main St., Suite 101, Janesville, WI 53545.

Lastly, thanks to our friends at Angus-Young for building our Little Free Library as a previous Day of Caring project.
Community Conversations ...
are Back
"Your participation is encouraged and appreciated and your collective voices will help us identify initiatives that prioritize dollars where they’re needed most."

Read the most recent LIVE UNITED Blog from United Way Blackhawk Region Vice President Denise Peters-Kauihou.
Mental Health First Aid Training
We know that prior to the pandemic 1 in 5 adults experienced a mental health challenge in a 12 month period, and the pandemic has only increased this need.

211 and United Way are responding by partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to address this need. We are providing Mental Health First Aid training to all our 211 Information and Referral Specialists, growing their ability to support all callers in their time of need.