“When we called on them, they all said this is what we’re going to do because we can raise more. And we have this tradition in this community where people really do care and they do want to make sure that everyone enjoys a better quality of life here in the Peoria area,” Stewart says.
Stewart says $10.5 million dollars was raised during last year’s campaign. Friday is also the United Way's Day of caring. People can deliver non-perishable foods until 4 at the Civic Center parking lot on the corner of Kumpf and Jefferson. Food is also accepted at the Schnucks grocery store in Peoria. The Day of Caring raised more than 180-thousand pounds of food in the last four years.