We Are 1 Community

We are excited to announce that working families in Macon County have joined in solidarity to create the We Are One Community fund and we encourage your support.

In a tradition of giving back where we live, work and retire - We Are One Community is a charitable giving fund created to help working families make a bigger difference through collective giving. The not-for-profit, tax deductible, donor-advised fund is housed at The Community Foundation and promises to award 100% of all personal donations to local charities.

The fund will collect donations for a 12-month period. There will be no paid staff, only an all volunteer board of working men and women who will recommend distribution to local charities. The board will consider any local not-for-profit presented by donors. Accrued interest will be reinvested into the fund and The Community Foundation will receive 1% for administration.

There are 13,000 union members and retirees in Macon County. If only half of us give $1 a week – or $52 a year - we can collectively donate $338,000 each year to charity in the name of working families, not corporations. Imagine the possibilities.

You can give a one-time gift, provide an automatic draft from your checking account or ask your employer to do monthly payroll deduction. Donations can be sent to: We Are One Community, c/o The Community Foundation, 125 N. Water St, Suite 200, Decatur, IL 62523.

Visit the website at http://www.weare1community.org to view photos, stories, and the most updated details of our annual campaign.  Also visit on Facebook.com/weareonecommunity.