United Way of Champaign Co. pledges $2.7 million to community


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The United Way of Champaign County is going to put $2.7 million to work in the community over the next year, starting in July.

The United Way has chosen 38 programs to receive community impact grants.

The will share in about $1.3 million in those grants.

In addition to program grants, part of the money will go to other United Way community impact initiatives like the human-services information and referral line, men's shelter, and kindergarten readiness program.

The grants will last for two years.

The United Way is working to help those who are unemployed, those with chronic health conditions, and children from newborn to age 5 at achieving developmental milestones.

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