Category Archives: News

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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Pondering About Pots o’ Gold…

In these times of trying budgets and agencies working to make ends meet, we sometimes wish that pots of gold would appear with enough in them to help all who needed help. We at Kishwaukee United Way may be a bit like those …
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YIKES! IT’S A NEW YEAR…

January Notes ~ Yikes! It’s  a New Year.  As we garner the motivation to finally take down our Christmas tree and put all the trimmings away, haul the recycling out to the curb brimming with boxes, gift wrap and bags, …
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HOLIDAY HOOPLA

December Notes ~ Holiday Hoopla   The holiday season is upon us, and with it all of the craziness this December time of year brings with it. We are busy making lists, planning menus, shopping for gifts, hosting parties and partaking …
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