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Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to say “Thank You” to our incredible volunteers! Our work is simply not possible without our volunteers and we are truly grateful for the dedication, time and the talent of people, like you.

Click the button below to view a video of our staff thanking our AMAZING volunteers. We hope it brings a smile to your face!

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Volunteer Opportunity: Reading Buddies

We need volunteers to spend an hour in a classroom reading with kindergartners!

120 children in Lake County will attend a Kindergarten Countdown Camp this summer. Learning the joy of reading is an important piece of this camp and we need volunteers to demonstrate how much fun reading a book can be! Reading with young students brings books to life and shows them how entertaining reading can be. These children come from low-income families – so many don’t have books at home. Introducing them to the concept of books, stories and reading is an important milestone for them as they prepare to enter kindergarten this fall.

Click below for more details.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Kindergarten Countdown Camp

We are looking for several in-classroom volunteers to assist with our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC). KCC is a free summer learning program for incoming kindergarteners who have never attended preschool nor been in a classroom setting. Quality early childhood programs, like KCC, produce lasting effects for a child – entering kindergarten with the academic, emotional and social skills needed to be successful.

Classroom volunteers must be 16 years or older and willing to commit 2-3 days a week for at least 5-6 weeks, between June 10 and July 19. For more details, click below.

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211: One Step Closer to Launch in Lake County

Last week on social media, we shared the exciting news that we signed a contract with our call center, which means we're one step closer to launching 211 in Lake County!

211 is a free and confidential helpline that can be easily accessed 24 hours a day, every day of the year, connecting individuals and families to health and human services in their community. The service will connect residents to various resources from shelter and housing options, supplemental food programs, health care and mental health services, addiction support and rehabilitation, crisis counseling and more to help improve and save lives.

Want to stay up-to-date on the pending launch of 211 in Lake County? Sign-up for our 211 e-Newsletter below.

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We’re Pleased To Present Our 2018 Annual Report

Thanks to your generosity and kindness, we are transforming communities by bringing together people who have the passion, the expertise and the resources needed to get things done.

We are proud of all that we have achieved together and extend our deepest thanks for the financial resources our supporters have entrusted us with to create lasting change for children and families in Lake County.

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Women United Invites You to the Next Wine & Learn

Have you been looking for a way to support the Lake County community and meet some amazing women in the process? Join us on May 9 at 6 p.m. in Lake Forest to learn more about membership with Women United and the way we mobilize our efforts to support early childhood literacy.

Women United members strengthen Lake County through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism with a flexible program structure that enables busy, successful women to engage at whatever level works best for them. Become a part of something bigger!

Want to Join? Please RSVP to Janice at Janice.Scarbalis@uwlakeco.org before Monday, May 6. Learn more about the event on Facebook by clicking below.

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You’re Invited to our Annual Meeting

Join us for United Way of Lake County’s Annual Meeting event on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.! Enjoy a delicious reception at our Conference Center while networking with other Lake County leaders and advocates.

During the event, you’ll hear about United Way’s successful work in the community as we honor outgoing Board Chair, Andrew Warrington, and welcome incoming Board Chair, Carla Zuniga.

Registration is free, we just ask that you RSVP by Wednesday, May 15. We hope to see you there! To RSVP, please click below.

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United Way of Lake County
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Gurnee, Illinois 60031
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