September 2020 e-Newsletter
Save the Date! Help Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of 211
United Way of Lake County and our partners are celebrating the one-year anniversary of 211 services for Lake County!
We are planning a virtual event on October 27 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. with community leaders and stakeholders to share how 211 has transformed the way individuals and families from all across the county are connecting with essential health and human services. You’ll hear about 211’s measurable impact, data on community-specific needs, and the results we have seen in year one, including the increased needs arising from the pandemic. You’ll also hear stories of how 211 has made a real difference in Lake County for community members, employers, agencies, and local government.
Marc Jones, Director of Waukegan Township’s Eddie Washington Center, will moderate a panel of local leaders discussing how 211 more efficiently connects people in need to a wide range of available resources to improve and save lives, including a more in-depth discussion on the top need(s) and solutions to address them.
Help us recognize the incredible support and collaboration of so many individuals, employers, community leaders and partners who have joined with us to bring this vital service to our community, and celebrate the year one results we’ve achieved together.
More information and a registration link will follow next week.
Watch an Update About Our Efforts Amid COVID
Our President and CEO, Kristi Long, recently had the opportunity to sit down with State Representative Mary Edly-Allen. They discussed how United Way of Lake County is helping our local community during COVID-19 by providing education, implementing the 211 helpline, and organizing response and recovery efforts.
Check out the video on Facebook below.
Register for Better Together, Now Virtual
Registration is now open for our free, virtual Better Together program. Better Together is designed for children ages 0-3 living in North Chicago or Great Lakes to develop the readiness, physical and cognitive skills crucial to their education, alongside their caregiver. The program encourages interactions, self-exploration, and guided learning through print materials and videos.
We are offering bi-weekly curbside pick-up of material. To see the schedule for material pick-up or to learn more, click here.
Capacity is limited. Register by contacting Shareny Mota at Shareny.Mota@uwlakeco.org or (847) 775-1040.
Shop Kendra Scott and Support Local Literacy Programs
Women United is partnering with Kendra Scott to host both an online and in-store event. 20% of your purchase will go to Women United’s philanthropy fund. All funds raised by Women United will support early literacy programs in Lake County.
The in-store event will be on October 8 at the Kendra Scott store in Deer Park (20530 N Rand Rd Suite 300). Anyone can shop between 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There is a six-customer limit inside, but there will also be an open-air tent and waiting-area outside. Make sure to mention Women United. If you bring in a children’s book, you will get 15% off your purchase.
To participate online, visit KendraScott.com on October 8 or 9, do your online shopping, and at check-out, make sure to use the code GIVEBACK8920.
You can view the event details on Facebook by clicking below. Please share and invite your friends!
Computer Lottery for Waukegan Families
Waukegan families with a K-5th grade student in their household and that do not own a computer are eligible to apply to receive a computer.
Go to compudopt.org/chicago, choose the “Far North Suburbs Lottery” button, and complete the registration. If chosen in the random lottery, Comp-U-Dopt will send you a text and provide information regarding how to pick up the computer.
Please note that, during registration, you will be asked if you have a working computer in your home. Answer the question “No” if you do not OWN any of the computers you have in your home. Many students have received loaned computers from school or work, but those will go back once the pandemic ends.