Category Archives: News

Resource Rich for the Holiday!

As the winds turn colder, and the hats & mittens are unearthed from the linen closet, holiday hoopla is in full swing! Many of us are dashing our way to the grocery store (again) for the grocery item we forgot …
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THANKS (for) GIVING!

As the fall and winter holiday displays start to arrive in stores, and we tune our playlists to the first sounds of the season, I am reminded of all of the things that we have to DO around the holidays. …
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Forward to Fall!

The cold weather has been a bit slow in coming this year, and thus, I am anxiously awaiting cooler days that signal the twist from sunny summer fun into autumn friendly activities. My boys and I have already made a …
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You can be a Champion!

Champ io n / [cham-pee-uh n] a person who fights for or defends any person or cause. i.e., a Champion of United Way in your workplace. a person who takes first place. i.e., anyone who serves as United Way Champion …
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A Big Thumbs Up

Kishwaukee United Way just got a big “thumbs up” from United Way Worldwide (UWW).  Seriously, they sent me a big “thumbs up” icon via email to let me know that we have successfully completed our 2017 Membership Certification.  This annual …
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Money Smart and MUCH More!

April showers may bring May flowers, but April also brings to fruition one of our largest initiatives – Money Smart Week! Money Smart efforts are a tangible community wide-effort supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago which brings local …
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New Year ~ New Directions

As we rang in 2017, we rang in changes for our local United Way as well. Continuing our path of determining strategic goals for our organization, we met several times with local consultants and assessed current efforts. Our Board of …
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The 411 on 2-1-1

2-1-1. What the heck is that? As the holiday season is approaching, and thoughts of sugar plums, along online shopping, holiday cards, menu planning and present wrapping is upon us, United Way is hoping to bring a different kind of …
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Birthday Bash…for me?

November has been a time of nail biting and cautious celebration this year as we have watched a hometown team, the Chicago Cubs, continue to advance forward — hoping for a World Series win in 2017. As we edged toward …
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Campaigns and Crafts

October is a time when we at United Way are bustling to meet with campaign coordinators, assemble materials for workplaces and help with special events to support the wonderful companies that choose to run a United Way campaign. Campaigns are …
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