365 Small Business Circle

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Small Business. Big Impact.

Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving community, and their partnership is equally critical to the success of United Way of Central Illinois as we work together to make Central Illinois a place where everyone has equal access to and participates in basic needs, education, financial resources and quality healthcare.

Workplace giving campaigns are the cornerstone of fundraising for United Way of Central Illinois, uniting businesses, and employees across Central Illinois in efforts that help create a community where everyone thrives. United Way of Central Illinois's 365 Small Business Circle is a giving initiative aimed to make philanthropy easier and more rewarding for small businesses.

Please consider donating $365 and joining the 365 Small Business Circle. As a local business owner, your contribution matters. With one gift, you are impacting dozens of programs in our community. 100% of your donation stays local in Sangamon and Menard Counties. When your business contributes, you join those in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, government and other business leaders to help our friends and neighbors who need it. Together, we can make their lives better.

There's nothing small about your small business contribution. For an annual gift of $365, or one dollar per day, your gift can help us provide:

  • a new “welcome kit” for a new resident at the Wooden It Be Lovely home (includes towels, sheets, soap, shampoo, deodorant, journal, calendar, toe bag, laundry basket, pillow, robe, and snacks).
  • 14 Girl Scout registrations for girls from low-income households in our community.
  • 47 nutritional  meals for children in our care or 935 diapers at Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery.
  • Background screenings for 15 new potential mentors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois.

Why Join?

  • By joining the 365 Small Business Circle your donation will be combined with thousands of others, and it will support numerous community partners and initiatives committed to improving the quality of life for all.
    • Brand Identity: Your business will be aligned with one of the most trusted and strong not for profit brands in the world.
    • Community Commitment: Your membership will show your customers your commitment to the community at large.
    • Efficient and Effective Community Support: You can trust that United Way and our team of volunteers allocate your donation to the community programs that are closing gaps in Sangamon and Menard Counties.
    • Visibility: Your brand will receive the benefits listed on the PDF linked below.
  • According to SCORE.org, 85% of consumers have a more positive image of a company who gives to charity. Giving to UWCIL has many benefits, for you, and for your business in your community.

365 Leaders

Broadgauge  Capitol Radio Group


Car Wash City   Springfield Lucky Horseshoes  Noah Schlosser Media  

        Security Bank                    Wolter, Beeman, & Lynch




365 Partners


365 Members

Body Symmetry

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP

Express Employment Professionals

Green Toyota

Heart Technologies

Killebrew Group, Inc.

M.J. Kellner Co., Inc.


Want to learn more about 365 Small Business Circles? Contact our Director of Strategic Partnerships by emailing them here or calling our office at 217.726.7000.