Week of Caring

The Week of Caring is designed to connect volunteers with the needs of our community. During this week, we offer volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, and businesses.  Get in the spirit of giving by participating and stay connected to your community!


United Way of Lee County and United Way of Whiteside County are partnering together to EXPAND the Week of Caring for 2021!  Projects will be happening across the Sauk Valley – from Paw Paw to Fulton!


Have a project idea?
We would love to help with needed projects that benefit the community or those in need. We are looking for projects that can be done by individuals, families, or co-worker groups in person or at home.


Here are a few examples:

  • ·        Need envelopes stuffed? Volunteer can help in person or pick up the supplies and work at home with their family to prepare a mailing.
  • ·        Landscaping needs? Have a painting project? Pick a couple of small projects that can be done by volunteers.  Make sure you have enough tools for your crew.
  • ·        Notice a road with a lot of litter? Have a neighbor that struggles with yard work?  Clean up can help beautify our community.
  • ·        Get creative! Think about things that need to be done, we can help!

To submit a project, please click here to fill out the form or e-mail awike@uwleeco.org.   Please remember, organizations need to provide all supplies for their project.


Interested in Volunteering?
The Week of Caring would not be possible without volunteers from businesses, groups, clubs, teams, families and individuals. Those interested in volunteering should register below.

Volunteers will be able to choose the projects they want to work at. (A project sign up will be available as we get closer to September.)  All volunteers that sign up by August 25th will get a free Week of Caring t-shirt


Don’t forget to sign up below. ,

Join us for Week of Caring!