Founded as the Kankakee County Community War Chest in 1941, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties remains committed to serving the community's most pressing needs.
For 80 years, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has mobilized caring people to invest in communities where resources are needed most. Born on December 17, 1941 in a meeting at the old Hotel Kankakee - ten days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Kankakee County Community War Chest began its earliest fundraising efforts to support local agencies and war relief charities.
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