United Way of Whiteside County on The Move


The United Way of Whiteside County (UWWC) will relocate to a new office next month.

For more than 30 years UWWC has called 502 1st Ave, Sterling their home. “The space has been a great option for us for many years,” stated Keri Olson, CEO, “but the pandemic has taught us new ways of doing business and we just don’t need as much space.”

Heather Dunkel, owner of Build-A-Pet Clubhouse, purchased the United Way building. “We are excited to move into the United Way building, we will be able to offer our customers so much more and the move is just a couple of blocks from our current location.”

Earlier this year the Board of Directors formed a committee to find a new office space. “We looked at several properties that had potential, but many were not in an ideal location for us,” said Kevin Anderson, UWWC Board President. “Then we looked at the old CGH clinic building in Rock Falls, we realized it would be a great fit for United Way.  The owner, Pete Harkness, was also very open to working with our non-profit organization. At that point, everything just fell into place.”

UWWC plans to move in into the new office located at 100 West 1st Street, Rock Falls during the first week of November.  The first opportunity for the public to see the new office will be at the Rock Falls Chamber’s Hometown Holidays Christmas Walk on November 18th.

“United Way of Whiteside County has been serving our community for more than 75 years, and we will continue the same work in our new location,” said Olson.

To learn more about UWWC, follow them on Facebook @ uwwhitesidecounty.

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