United We Stand - Affinity Group

United We Stand is a caring group of community members who leverage their passions, ideas, expertise and resources to focus on Stephenson County community issues including
Financial Stability
Equity and Inclusion
United We Stand’s mission is to Unite, Educate, and Inspire. 
Each week, United We Stand hosts a live podcast featuring interviews with dynamic individuals who share their passion for volunteerism and who are impacting change in ways that effect families in our community.
United We Stand Podcasts hosts are long-time friends, Deontae Collier, Sr. and Tom Keyes. You can tune in to the United We Stand Facebook page for weekly episodes to listen in and interact with the guests. 
Your contribution to United We Stand will strengthen our mission and ensure children and families living in our area’s most vulnerable communities are supported with access to the resources they need to thrive.
Click here to donate and designate United We Stand, or text UWS815 to 41444 to join United We Stand today.  
United We Stand offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that are well-suited for all members of our passionate community. Volunteer options include activities such as mentorship, volunteer leadership, community-wide United Way Days of Action, back-to-school supply drives, Unity Walk and Thanksgiving Day of Giving. 
Click here if you are interested in volunteering with United We Stand.
United We Stand Committee:
Deontae Collier, Sr.
Tom Keyes 
Bridget Trainor 
Josh Elliott
Brandi Balles
Volunteer Intern
Nicole Haas
As membership grows, new programs will be thoughtfully created in other areas of Stephenson County. Additional programming and volunteer opportunities will allow United We Stand to continue to create a positive impact in our area.
A Special Thank You to the Sponsors of United We Stand:
Bocker Auto Group  ~  Sam Cimino  ~  The Dean Team Sliders  ~  Jim & Lisa Torrisi  ~  Zealous Art Studio ~  Healing Illinois &The Chicago Community Trust
What is an Affinity Group?
It is a group of like minded community members who join together to network, advocate and create meaningful change in our community. United We Stand is our United Way of Northwest Illinois' premier Affinity Group and we welcome you in joining them to create change and improve lives today!