Bright By Text

United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child's age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

Mother and Child

Care for a young child?

Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child, prenatally through age 8: parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunties and uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more. Interactions a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. Bright by Text shares fun and easy activity ideas, positive parenting tips and resources, and information about the child's physical development.

Sign up today!

To sign up, simply text "UWKIC" to 274448 or follow the weblink below. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. Bright by Text is completely free but message and data rates may apply.

Content Partners

Want to share information about local events, activities, and resources? Bright By Text can help you bring your message to parents and caregivers in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties . 

Submit the Bright by Text Message Request Form to have your event/resource/information, etc. considered.

Community organization messages must meet the following criteria and must link to additional information: 

  • Messages are targeted to parents or caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.  

  • Resources or events shared must be free or low-cost to access or attend 

  • Messages must correlate to one of the five protective factors listed below (More Information Here)

    • Building Parental Resilience

    • Growing Social Connections

    • Sharing Parenting and/or Child Development Information

    • Providing Concrete Support In Times of Need

    • Bettering Children's Social & Emotional Competence

  • Messages shared must be relevant to families in Kankakee & Iroquois Counties  

Please submit this message request form 14 days prior to your requested "send date." If you have questions or any trouble accessing the form, please email:


Partner Promotional Resources  

Download & Share Bright By Text information with your friends, co-workers, clients, family and more! 

Download the Bright by Text sign-up sheet to share with interested clients: English Download  Spanish Download 


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