Effingham Cares

Because I Have Been Given Much I Too Must Give
(Grace Noll Crowell)

The beauty of a community is best seen in how it comes together to care for others and promote efforts to enhance the quality of life for all. Effingham County is known for giving back in a BIG way. In fact, a former longtime resident and beloved friend of the community, Consuela Luttrell once said, “There are no lack of big givers in Effingham. There is only a lack of big askers.” Companies and individuals in Effingham County have taken this statement to heart and do what is necessary to help others individually and through a number of different organizations. Organizations such as the United Way of Effingham County, Catholic Charities and the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation are leaders in the philanthropic efforts that strengthen our communities.