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Day of Action Set to Unite Volunteers Across Kankakee – Fri, June 21

This United Way partnership effort will consist of seven volunteer projects in partnership with the City of Kankakee’s seven wards.

Kankakee, IL – United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties is thrilled to announce the return of Day of Action on Friday, June 21. In partnership with the City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) and Kankakee Forgives, Day of Action will consist of seven community give-back projects across the City of Kankakee, with leadership for each project provided by the alderman of each ward.

• Ward One: Neighborhood street clean-up from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Ward Two: “Coachlight Clean-up" from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Ward Three: Street beautification project from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Ward Four: Jeffers Park clean-up projects from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Ward Five: Soldiers Creek beautification projects from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Ward Six: Kankakee Jaycees Baseball Field clean-up projects from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Ward Seven: Pre-Juneteenth Festival clean-up at Pioneer Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To get involved with one of this year's Day of Action projects and find more details, sign up online at

Community members who are unable to volunteer on June 21st can show support by making a gift online at Supporters can add a comment to designate their gift for Day of Action projects, and gifts received will be utilized to help purchase supplies.

For more information on Day of Action, or to learn more about year-round volunteer opportunities, contact the United Way office at


About United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties:
For 80 years, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has
mobilized caring people to invest in communities where resources are
needed most. United Way brings direct service providers, the business
and philanthropic communities, and local institutions together to tackle
some of the biggest issues affecting our region. United Way is a 501c3
nonprofit organization, governed by a local volunteer board of directors.
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