Joseph Schaffer Chooses United Way of Lake County
Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign.
What high school do you currently attend?
Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa. I’m a Junior.
How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way of Lake County?
This past summer was my first time getting involved with United Way. I volunteered for three weeks at a Kindergarten Countdown Camp in Round Lake and it went really well.
What inspired you to become involved with United Way of Lake County?
I really wanted to help out more in my community. United Way was one of the easiest ways I could find some volunteering to do and give back to my community.
What aspect of United Way’s work do you connect with most?
One part of United Way that I really enjoy is how they help give back to the people that are less fortunate than I.
Why do you think it is important to support United Way’s mission?
I think it’s important to support their mission because they do a lot of good and they help out the less fortunate in my community. Supporting United Way would in turn support the members of your community—all of them.
What does education mean to you?
Education is one of the most important things a person can have. Without education, most people are unable to get jobs, which raises the poverty level. Education is what helps get people out of that situation. It is one of the best things a person can have.
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