November 2018 e-Newsletter

Sold-Out Power of the Purse Raises $59.8k for Early Literacy Programs

On November 4, Women United held their 13th 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 and much more. This year’s event raised $59,800, which is a 20% increase over last year.

Power of the Purse raises funds for Women United’s Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund, to support six critical early literacy programs that will ensure the foundation for strong and successful academic futures for children in Lake County. Since 2014, Women United has granted $370,000 to worthy early literacy programs. Power of the Purse ensures that more children receive the support they need to be prepared for kindergarten and are ready to succeed.

To view photos from this year’s Power of the Purse event, click the button below.

Help Brighten Children’s Futures this Giving Tuesday

All of the funds raised on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, will go towards expanding our Home Visiting Program to reach more families throughout Lake County.

Home Visiting delivers free early intervention services to the home of families with infants and preschool-age children who are struggling with poverty and who have limited access to health and community services. Funding will support more high-risk families in North Chicago, Waukegan and Zion with their most critical needs.

The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County will be matching 100% of Giving Tuesday donations up to $5,000. A matching gift means that your impact will double for children and families that need and deserve our help.

Save the date for #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 27,
to help brighten children’s futures in Lake County.

Learn more about Home Visiting here and click below to learn more about our Giving Tuesday campaign.

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.

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 season.

Staff Spotlight: Shareny Mota

Recently, we welcomed Shareny Mota to our United Way family! We are thrilled to have her as our new Initiative Coordinator for Success By 6. Shareny’s role is to collaborate with the community and encourage healthy child development and readiness through our early learning programs.

Learn more about Shareny and her work at United Way by clicking below.

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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