Karen Jones 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 inspired you to become involved with United Way of Lake County?
United Way has always been a part of my life, and after moving to Lake County while employed at Abbott, I started donating to United Way of Lake County because I believe in their mission. United Way of Lake County’s mission is to unite leadership and resources to create lasting change in Lake County, and they continue to use our financial resources wisely to make impactful changes.
What aspect of United Way’s work do you connect most with and why?
I connect most with education, as it is a key focus of United Way of Lake County and is very important to me. I believe all children should be given a chance to succeed. As a youth growing up in a challenging environment in Philadelphia, education was my path to new opportunities. I volunteer with Women United of Lake County to continue to give more youth that support of early education.
Why do you think it is important to support United Way’s mission?
Supporting United Way’s mission is not just supporting our community, it’s supporting the next generation of leaders. We all must continue to live by the motto “Each One Teach One”, as we each continue investing in our youth.
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