December 2022 e-Newsletter
Wishing You a Warm and Bright Holiday Season!
You helped us accomplish so much this year! Thank you for supporting our mission to build an equitable Lake County community where everyone can thrive. We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.
– Your friends at United Way of Lake County
Lake County’s Guide to Holiday Giving & Volunteering
Each holiday season, we publish our Holiday Guide that includes giving and volunteer opportunities throughout Lake County. The guide also includes agency wish lists and contact information for food pantries to help our neighbors in need.
When we work together to support our community, we all flourish, making Lake County a truly enviable place to live and work for all.
‘Tis the Season of Giving Back
We have been working with our partners and friends to spread holiday cheer across Lake County to hundreds of children and families. Here’s a quick list of some of those projects:
Thank you to our wonderful friends, partners and volunteers for making a difference this holiday season!
Double Your Impact for Children and Families in Lake County
Through December 20, you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT for our neighbors in need.
With your support, United Way can continue to provide local children, youth, and families with tools to build a path to education and lifelong success, and connect people with life-changing resources. Together, we can make real, lasting change.
Your gift goes further to strengthen our community thanks to Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County, which is matching all new or increased gifts up to $10K.
211 is Here for You
The end-of-year holiday season is a stressful time for many people. Please know that our 211 helpline is here for you and accessible 24/7. Whether you are seeking help with rent and utility assistance, food, mental health services, or other health and human services—call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to get connected to available resources. Learn more at 211LakeCounty.org.
Thank you, North Shore Gas!
Thanks to North Shore Gas, the enthusiastic young learners in our Better Together program made the nice list and were rewarded with holiday cheer and gifts for all! Each family received a toy, warm weather gear and a gift card.
Welcome, Jessica Gomez!
Jessica Gomez recently joined our United Way family as Success By 6 Initiative Coordinator. Jessica is our Better Together teacher and assists with Success By 6’s many initiatives, including Kindergarten Countdown Camps.
Get to know Jessica—why she joined United Way, her favorite part of her job, what she does in her free time, and more—by clicking below.