Holiday Donation Drives

“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give” December is the time of the year when snowy neighborhoods dazzle with lights, Christmas trees display in the front window with gifts and families decorate their lawns with lights. Between all of the celebrations, this time of the year always […]
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Contributions from Baxter will Expand Home Visiting Program in Lake County

DEERFIELD, Ill., November 15/16, 2016 – United Way of Lake County will expand its high-impact program, Success By 6 Home Visiting, which provides at-risk children with early intervention services and healthcare to ensure they reach age-appropriate developmental milestones, with the support of a $25,000 contribution from Baxter International. The contribution will support a holistic approach […]
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United Way Days: Summer 2016 in Review

During the summer, many of our corporate partners took time out of their workday to volunteer in North Chicago, Round Lake, Waukegan and Zion. From painting school hallways to revitalizing Early Learning Trails, these companies stepped up to ensure that students were welcomed to a fun learning environment on their first day back at school! To […]
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School Supply Drives: Summer 2016

This summer, as the school year approached, the need for school supplies became greater. Luckily, we have fantastic corporate partners that volunteered to fill that gap. United Way of Lake County would like to thank the following companies for all of their hard work to bring supplies to the elementary schools in need: Sysmex for McCall […]
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Welcome our summer interns!

United Way of Lake County relies heavily on the work of volunteers to help make an impact in local communities. This includes our interns who are ready to volunteer their time and effort to help make a difference. These interns are a valuable part of what we do and how we do it. Meet our summer interns! […]
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Science Speakers School Year Wrap-Up

United Way of Lake County would like to give a special thanks to the volunteers who took time out of their work day to educate and share their love of science with elementary students! Scientists from local companies spoke on their careers, as well as provided unique science-related activities for 4th and 5th grade classrooms […]
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Waukegan Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS (JUNE 2016) – Waukegan has been honored as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers. “Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith, the managing director […]
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