March 2018 e-Newsletter

We Are United Way


Our Women’s Leadership Council has officially changed its name Women United. This change was initiated by United Way Worldwide to celebrate, through one brand voice, this powerful network of women.

The members of Women United will continue to strengthen our Lake County community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism. Learn the rationale for the change and how our Women United will adopt this new brand personality by clicking the button below.

Interested in learning more about Women United? Register to attend the upcoming Wine & Learn prospective member event on April 5 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Libertyville. This is a small and informal gathering for individuals to learn more about what it means to be a member and what the Women United does. To register, email Janice.Scarbalis@uwlakeco.org.

Women United.

Dr. Seuss Event

United Way Hosts Countywide Reading Day in Honor of
Dr. Seuss

On March 2, over 50 volunteers participated in a countywide volunteer effort to read to over 1,000 students in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day. Volunteers read to students, ranging from Pre-K to 3rd grade, at Glen Flora Elementary in Waukegan, Pleviak Elementary in Lake Villa and Green Bay Early Childhood Center in North Chicago.

Click below to view photos and video sharing the sights and the sounds from the day!

Sights and Sounds at Dr. Seuss Event.

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5 Tips Before Doing Your Taxes

Haven’t done your taxes yet? Read this list of key tips to consider before you file.
Tip #1: Don’t pay to file your taxes. Find out why by clicking below.

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Support United Way through AmazonSmile

Do you purchase things on Amazon.com? From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase.

Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2167949 and Amazon donates to United Way of Lake County.

Amazon Smile.

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Celebrating AmeriCorps Week

This week is AmeriCorps Week! We are celebrating our longstanding partnership with AmeriCorps and the VISTA members who have dedicated their lives to service. For 10 years, United Way has had the opportunity to participate in the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. This national program has provided us with top of the line staff members, allowing us to significantly expand our programs to reach more children and their families in Lake County.

By hosting our very own VISTA member, Katherine Velazquez, we are proud to join the list of over 80 United Ways who partner with AmeriCorps to make their community a better place. Click below to learn more about Katherine and how the AmeriCorps VISTA program has benefited United Way of Lake County.

Watch AmeriCorps Video.

Libertyville Run

Thank You Libertyville Running Club!

We’d like to say a big thank you to the Libertyville Running Club for selecting United Way of Lake County as the recipient for their 3rd Annual Poker Run 10k Charity Event! We’d also like to give a shout out to Bosacki’s Home Brew, who donated $1 for every pint of beer sold during the event to runners. And a final thanks to Tighthead Brewing Company for hosting the event.

Read Libertyville Running Club’s blog about the event by clicking below.

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