Early Reading Success

Early Reading Success: Nurtures Love for Reading among Kindergarteners It is observed that children start learning language from the day they are born. As they grow, their speech and language skills start developing. They learn to understand and use language to express their needs, ideas, thoughts and feelings. During early speech and language development, children […]
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November 2019 e-Newsletter

  Sold-Out Power of the Purse Raises $66k for Early Literacy Programs On November 3, Women United held their signature fundraising event, Power of the Purse, at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Over 200 women joined for an afternoon filled with a champagne brunch, an assortment of games to win purses, jewelry […]
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Greta McGuire 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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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 […]
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Holiday Opportunities Guide Now Available!

Each holiday season, we publish a guide that includes giving and volunteer opportunities throughout Lake County. This easy-to-use guide includes Thanksgiving and winter volunteering opportunities, agency wish-lists and contact information for food pantries to help our neighbors in need. Donate as an individual or unite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to spread the holiday […]
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October 2019 e-Newsletter

211 Helpline Now Live in Lake County 211 has officially launched in Lake County! Anyone in Lake County can now call 211 or text their zip code to 898211 for free, confidential, 24/7 information and referrals to essential services. 211 is Lake County’s one-stop shop for help! Thank you to everyone who attended the 211 […]
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Felicia Johnson 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Joe Burger 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. How did your involvement with United Way begin? I can remember as a […]
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September 2019 e-Newsletter

You’re Invited: Power of the Purse! Join Women United for their signature fundraising event, POWER OF THE PURSE, on Sunday, November 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Enjoy a champagne brunch and an upbeat afternoon celebrating the special women in your life. All proceeds will […]
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Tom Boyle 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Baxter Volunteers Make a Difference in Lake County

During August 2019, six groups of Baxter employees volunteered their time to revitalize and support local organizations. We would like to thank and recognize Baxter for encouraging their employees to take time out of their workday to make a difference in Lake County! View all of the places they visited below. Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve […]
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Marina McCawley 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Bill Pappano 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.  How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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August 2019 e-Newsletter

211 to Officially Launch September 24 You’re invited to celebrate the official launch of United Way of Lake County’s 211 on Tuesday, September 24 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Independence Grove Visitor Center (16400 West Buckley Road, Libertyville). We’re proud to celebrate the official launch of 211 services for our community! 211 will go live on September 24 for everyone in Lake County. Join us over […]
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Kindergarten Countdown Camp: Julia Paukert

We are thrilled to share the next post in our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) summer blog series. Up next, we’d like to introduce Julia Paukert who will be sharing their experience as a KCC volunteer this summer. What is your role at Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC)? My role at camp was assisting the teacher in […]
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July 2019 e-Newsletter

Premier Leadership Event Raises Over $207,000 for Our Education Programs and 211! On June 26, Lake County civic and business leaders gathered for our sixth annual Premier Leadership Event at The Shanty in Wadsworth. We are proud to share that over $207,000 was raised to support United Way’s education programs and the launch of 211 […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Home Visiting

Lizandro, his family and his family’s Home Visiting Nurse, Josephine. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Early Learning Clubs

Women United members visiting Early Learning Clubs in Waukegan, IL. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: HUGS/North Partnership

Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs they believe in. Today, we are continuing our blog series […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Kindergarten Countdown Camps

Lois Ryan, Women United member, with a student attending KCC in Waukegan. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the […]
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