Changing the Culture Within

Every employee wants to work for a company that cares, in more ways than one. According to Cone Research, 79% of people prefer to work for a socially responsible company. Employees feel more connected to a community and have a sense of purpose when their company offers a mix of volunteer work, workplace giving programs and matching gift opportunities. This provides a meaningful way for employees to give back and grow.

United Way of Greater McHenry County is working on that very idea. We have recognized that the companies we work with are looking for a way to increase employee engagement and to continue to build the culture within. Keeping our donors always at the top of our mind, we launched our new program, A Day of Caring. This awesome opportunity lets us match our donor companies with a project that will help them engage their employees, create a positive working environment and foster good communication and teamwork. Projects are submitted by the 30 nonprofit agencies that we support, therefore making the ultimate collaboration between donors, United Way and our nonprofits who are receiving the funding and support. A win, win and win!

If you are interested in getting your company involved in a Day of Caring with our local United Way and helping one of our agencies, please contact our office at (815) 363-1377 or email Carole Peters at! We are happy to work with your organization to effectively reinforce beliefs and behaviors most valued by your company, empower your employees to grow and do things for which they are most passionate, in turn, contributing to a stronger, more skilled workforce.

Take a look at the current available projects that are ready to be adopted!

DAY OF CARING PROJECT LIST (updated March 29, 2019)


Are you a partner organization that wants to submit a Day of Caring Project to be adopted? Fill out the form below and email it back to Carole Peters at