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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 support critical early literacy programs through the Little Kids, Big Futures Fund. Since 2014, Women United has distributed over half a million dollars to worthy nonprofits to ensure children living in Lake County’s most vulnerable communities are prepared for kindergarten and ready to succeed.

Purchase your tickets by Friday, October 11, to be entered to win a Kindle Fire 8.0 with Travel Case!

Space is limited. Get your tickets below.


Women United Brings No Small Matter to Lake County

Women United of Lake County is proud to host a screening of the documentary film No Small Matter on Wednesday, October 16, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at the Gorton Community Center (400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest).

No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of education in the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.

But there is hope — us! This film seeks to re-define the public’s understanding of what’s going on in children’s brains from birth to five — and push their needs to the top of our social agenda. Although this film is making its way across the county, this is the first and only screening in Lake County. Visit www.nosmallmatter.com or https://youtu.be/Shm-KRh4LFg to watch the trailer and learn more!

The screening is free and open to the public but you must register if you’d like to attend. Click the button below to register.


Step Up to Women United

Are you 36 or younger and passionate about early childhood education and making a difference in your community? Then you are eligible to participate in Women United’s Step Up program!

Learn more about Step Up here and click below to view a video.


Volunteers In Action: Baxter

This summer, six groups of Baxter employees volunteered their time to revitalize and support local organizations. Each group did something different: from packaging food at Illinois Food Bank to cleaning Illinois Beach State Park to organizing a bingo game at a nursing home.

Thank you, Baxter, for encouraging your employees to take time out of their workday to make Lake County a better place!

View all of the places they made a difference by clicking below.

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Marketing Internship Opportunity

Know a college student looking for a Marketing/Communications internship? Interning with United Way is a great way to get hands-on experience, learn new skills and make a difference in your community, all while building your resume.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Robert at Robert.Szarzynski@uwlakeco.org.

Learn more about the internship by clicking below.

 

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