November 2017 e-Newsletter

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Sold-Out Power of the Purse Raises $49.5k for Early Literacy Programs

On November 5, our Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) held their 12th annual Power of the Purse fundraising event at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Over 200 women joined together for an afternoon filled with a champagne brunch, an assortment of games to win purses, jewelry, wristlets and much more. This year’s event raised $49,500, which is a 25% increase over last year.

Power of the Purse raises funds for critical early literacy programs that ensure a strong and successful future for Lake County’s most vulnerable children. As of 2017, nearly $235,000 has been granted to worthy nonprofits. Power of the Purse ensures that more children receive the support they need to be prepared for kindergarten and are ready to succeed.

Power of the Purse

To read more about this year’s Power of the Purse event, click the button below.




Youngest Learner

Here’s What Your #GivingTuesday Gift Will Do For Lake County’s Youngest Learners

Funds raised this #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017, will go towards expanding our Home Visiting Program to more families throughout Lake County.

Home Visiting provides free early intervention services and health care to high-risk children to ensure they reach age-appropriate developmental milestones and begin life on equal footing with their peers.

For the third year in a row, Procter and Gamble will be matching 100% of Giving Tuesday donations up to $6,500. A matching gift means that our impact will double for children and families that need and deserve our help.

Click the button below to learn more about #GivingTuesday and what your gift will do for Lake County’s youngest learners.

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Holiday Kids

Happy Holidays!

As we approach the holiday season, we’d like to say thank you for supporting our mission to create lasting change in our Lake County community.

None of our work would be possible without donors, volunteers and supporters—like you. From all of us at United Way of Lake County, we wish you a safe and happy holiday.


Holiday Kids

Check Out Our Holiday Opportunities

Looking for giving and volunteer opportunities this holiday season? View our Holiday Opportunities Guide! It’s an easy-to-use guide filled with holiday volunteering and giving opportunities through the Lake County community.

Donate as an individual or unite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to spread the holiday cheer with children and families in need and deserving of our help. Click the button below to view this year’s guide.

View Guide




Meet Our Staff!

Every Friday we introduce one of our staff members on our blog and social media. It’s an excellent opportunity for our community to meet the faces behind the work we do at United Way.

Click below to check out all of our staff spotlights to-date.

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Support United Way As You Shop This Holiday Season

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support United Way of Lake County (UWLC) every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our organization.

Before you begin shopping, select United Way of Lake County in Gurnee, IL to receive donations from eligible purchases. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to UWLC!

Click below to select UWLC as your AmazonSmile charity of choice.





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