Celebrating 100 Years of Caring for Lake County
We’ve been responding to our community’s most pressing needs for a full century and are proud of the difference we’ve made and continue to make in the lives of our friends and neighbors. While the support we’ve provided has changed with the needs of Lake County, the one thing that has remained constant is our dedication to building a better community for all.
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.
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month Books Distributed Throughout Community
We celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by raising funds to purchase children’s books filled with the rich stories, bright colors, and time-honored traditions of the Hispanic culture. We are proud to share that the book drive was a great success and more than 1,100 books, in English and Spanish, were distributed to 15 schools and community organizations.
Power of the Purse Raises Record $70K for Early Education
On November 6, Women United held their signature fundraising event, Power of the Purse, at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 women joined forces to celebrate women, friendship and philanthropy. They enjoyed an afternoon of champagne brunch, games, purses, jewelry and more. This year’s event raised a record $70K!
Power of the Purse raises funds for Women United’s Little Kids, Big Futures philanthropy fund, which supports critical early education programs that focus on building the foundation for strong and successful academic futures.
“Wine & Learn” About Women United
If you are looking for new ways to connect with amazing women in our community, new opportunities to volunteer and socialize, or new ways to make a measurable difference for children and families in Lake County, please join Women United for a prospective member Wine & Learn on December 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Anam Cara Cafe in Libertyville. RSVP by emailing Katie.Martinez@uwlakeco.org.
Women United mobilizes more than 120 amazing women to ensure children living in Lake County’s most challenged communities are prepared for kindergarten and ready to succeed. In addition to caring deeply about this collective effort, they have a vibrant calendar of social, volunteer and philanthropic events to make it fun and doable regardless of your busy schedule.
Breakfast Club Alumni Interview
Check out our new video interview below with Breakfast Club alumni, Katherine Rivas, who shares her experience as a mentee and how participating in the program guided her toward success in high school and beyond.
Breakfast Club is a before-school mentorship program that provides 8th graders with mentoring in academics, helps build their confidence and self-esteem, and they learn skills to be successful in their transition to high school. This program is hosted by Leaders United and is in partnership with Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan.
Would you like to be part of this powerful mentoring experience? Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about becoming a Leaders United member.