September 2017 e-Newsletter


Introducing our Leadership Directory

We are excited to share our Leadership Directory recognizing our top supporters. Thanks to their continued support, children and families are on a path for success, and their future success ensures the success of our businesses and communities. For every program, every new initiative and every dollar raised, individual lives are being changed forever.

Click the button below to view our 2016-17 Leadership Directory.





You're Invited: Power of the Purse

Our Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) invites you to their signature fundraising event on Sunday, November 5th at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Enjoy a generous champagne brunch and an upbeat afternoon celebrating the special women in your life.

Proceeds from Power of the Purse will go towards the WLC’s Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund. As of 2014, $235,000 has been invested in the Lake County community through the Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund, an initiative directed by WLC members.

Space is limited. Click the button below to reserve your seat!



Kindergarten Countdown Camp Expands into Beach Park

Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) is an initiative designed to bridge the gap for Lake County’s youngest learners, who have had little to no preschool experience, entering kindergarten this fall.

This summer, we expanded KCC into the Beach Park community serving two classrooms this past August. Each day, the children attending learned key kindergarten skills, such as recognizing shapes, letters, counting and writing their name. Children read books with their teacher and community volunteers to begin developing a love of reading. They also learned how to listen to their teacher, get along with classmates, and understand the routine of school.

During camp, we filmed a Facebook LIVE video capturing the children participating in a water investigation activity led by Kohl Children’s Museum. To view that fun, learning activity, click the button below.



United Way Days: August - September 2017

As the summer comes to a close, we’d like to recognize several companies and organizations that have been busy volunteering their time revitalizing school grounds, reading to students and making a positive impact in the community. We would like to thank and recognize O.C. Tanner, Baxter International, Hollister Incorporated, and ITW for taking time out of their workday to create lasting change in Lake County.

Click the button below to read more about the latest United Way Days that took place in our community in August and September.



Our Continued Partnership with the Chicago Bears

On September 10th, United Way of Lake County had a table at the Chicago Bears home opener game against the Atlanta Falcons. Our staff passed out materials on our education programs and held a raffle for a football autographed by Offensive Lineman, Kyle Long.

For over forty years, the NFL and United Way have partnered to strengthen communities across America. As the longest running collaboration between a major sports league and a nonprofit — the partnership provides a powerful vehicle for change in communities. Locally, United Way of Lake County and the Chicago Bears joined forces to create opportunities that encourage young people to get active and maintain healthy relationships.

Read more about our partnership with the Chicago Bears on our blog.



Summer 2017: Donation Drives

Throughout the summer, companies and local organizations around Lake County hosted donation drives collecting items such as, school supplies, furniture, clothing and much more. United Way of Lake County was able to find a home for these donated items with local schools and community organizations to help children and families in need of these items.

Read more about the donation drives that took place this summer on our blog.



Connect With Us on LinkedIn!

Did you know United Way of Lake County is on LinkedIn? Follow our company page to read the latest news and updates on our programs, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. Click the button below to follow us!


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