Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign.
What inspired you to become involved with United Way of Lake County?
I was inspired to become a volunteer with Women United, a critical community within United Way of Lake County that fights for the education of our youngest learners in Lake County’s most vulnerable communities, due to the educational funding support in the community. As a person committed to helping in the community, the programs that are funded by Women United are key to providing necessary programs that will make a difference for children and families.
What aspect of United Way’s work do you connect most with and why?
Reading in the schools is a great connection for me. Interacting with the children, seeing their faces and smiles when they understand the book I am reading or the craft we are making is so rewarding.
Why do you think it is important to support United Way’s mission?
Supporting the mission of United Way is very important to me and being a part of the programs that support my community is very rewarding. When passing by a school that we repainted the states on a map or numbers, brings a great feeling to my heart. The mission of educational programs is a need in this community.
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