Category Archives: News

Holiday Hooray!

As we head quickly toward turkey day, it seems the holiday season snuck in a bit early this year as we were graced with the white stuff a bit sooner than we are typically used to. My colleague and I …
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A TASTE of Hope & Help

As the winds get colder and the trees transition to their fall splendor, our thoughts often turn to fall celebrations.  Families are off to the pumpkin patch to pick out a winner for the Pumpkinfest display, we break out our …
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Identifying Signs of Stress is a Key to Health

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE GUEST BLOG Stress is a fact of life. Overbooked schedules, demanding work hours, long commutes, an outburst by an angry boss, a stand-off with a defiant teenage child and the bad news that makes headlines every day …
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Prioritizing Professional Development

As I was gathering the needed classroom supplies, binders and folders that would house my son’s various school subjects for the year, I was reminded of the energy that comes with the beginning of a new school year. As pristine …
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United Way Changes (and Continuity…)

As I prepared to write my thoughts this month I found myself reflecting on how the work of United Way has changed and evolved in my 20 year tenure with the organization. United Ways have gone from being strictly a …
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Keep Kids Learning this Summer!

Inspired by a recent article on reducing summer ‘brain drain’*, I thought I would offer tips and tricks to keeping young children and teens engaged in being creative and continuing to learn during the summer months when they have time …
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Born Learning (and Serving!)

When my Dad got ready to retire several years back after a lifetime of hard work and dedication, I wondered what the heck he would do with himself with his newfound freedom and spare time. Dad is a hard worker– …
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What the ‘Give Local’ Day means to United Way

Fast approaching is Give DeKalb County, an online giving day in DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, of which Kishwaukee United Way is a proud standing steering committee member and contributor on multiple committees. J  Give DeKalb …
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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

We have all heard this saying, and it is particularly fitting as we find ourselves in the midst of Easter festivities. Buying jellybeans, chocolate eggs and other basket goodies; baking or buying lamb or bunny cakes, and shopping for dinner …
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Do you have ‘Smart Money’ Moves?

Although we are still in the throes of the winter season, and we have yet to see the green grasses of spring, it is time to turn our attention to another kind of green – money! Financial Wellness is one …
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