Category Archives: News

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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Pumpkin Pandemonium – Already?

Yes – It is time. Pumpkin Lattes. Pumpkin Candles. Pumpkin Coffee Creamer, muffin mix, soup, pie, marshmallows, bread, cereal, yogurt, bagels, pop tarts, vodka (well, ok – maybe that’s ok) and the weirdest one of all –Pumpkin Pringles. :/ Yesterday, …
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Summer Sweep

This summer season saw a lot of activity across our organizations – from our internal working s to our external relationships. Ready, set…summer updates…GO! We started the warmer months with the engagement of a NGOLD intern from NIU. Sarah worked …
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MAY I say Thank You?

As we head into the month of May we saw some big finishes to events beginning in April and a GREAT start to our work in the realm of giving and shows of widespread community support. The wrap up of …
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April Showers bring…Snow?!

Hmmm. I thought that April meant sunshine and seedlings popping up through the ground. Although there are traces of daffodils and crocuses scattered along certain flowerbeds and lawns, the fleeting flurries that last few days have not given me hope …
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