Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Avery Dennison posts record-high employee campaign for UWLC



December 20, 2011 – Mentor, OH – Employees at Avery Dennison donated a record high $178,200 to United Way of Lake County as part of the company’s annual United Way campaign.

The money raised during the company’s campaign is the highest employee campaign ever conducted in United Way of Lake County history and is a 6 percent increase from the company’s 2010 campaign.

“It brings a great sense of pride to our entire organization to have achieved the highest donations for an annual campaign in the history of United Way of Lake County,” said Bob Kuniega, vice president of Sales for the Label and Packaging Materials business at Avery Dennison. “Community is one of our company’s core values, and United Way provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to support a number of very deserving causes.”

Avery Dennison’s campaign had many highlights this year including:

•    Raising a combined $233,200 during its campaign including its corporate donation.
•    Posting a 67 percent employee participation rate, which was 6 percent higher than last year.
•    Raising money through a pancake breakfast, a silent auction, corn-toss tournaments and a raffle.
•    Top employee contributors were entered into a drawing to win a one-day trip to New York City.
•    Having two employees whose lives were changed through United Way programs speak to their co-workers and tell their stories.

“Our employees are very committed and engaged in supporting their neighbors in need and showed that commitment with their contributions,” Kuniega said.

One incentive to increase employee donations was winning a one-day trip to New York City on December 22, which will be paid for by Avery Dennison.

John Klein, vice president of Global Procurement for Avery Dennison, was the lucky winner and will fly to New York City, meet with United Way of New York City, and take a city-wide tour to learn how United Way impacts a city that size.

“Giving back to the community is essential,” Klein said. “My wife and I regularly review which charitable organizations we can help support each year. While some of our choices vary from year to year, United Way is an organization we contribute to consistently. It offers us a wonderful opportunity to support a wide array of diverse causes through one organization and has a high ratio of donations to expenses incurred. This is important to us, because we know that most of our donations are going directly to support those in need.”

Money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits 74 partner programs that the nonprofit organization funds.  These programs focus on senior citizens, health and human services, children and families and basic needs.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Get your Christmas presented wrapped by UWLC volunteers

Need your Christmas presented wrapped?

Stop up at The Great Lakes Mall in Mentor between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. today, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and get your presents wrapped by United Way of Lake County volunteers.

The gift wrapping station is by American Eagle.

Volunteers will be accepting donations on behalf of United Way of Lake County.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

United Way distributes $23,600 worth of food


As part of the 2011 Feed Lake County Campaign, United Way of Lake County distributed about $23,600 worth of food Wednesday to 52 food pantries and residential facilities across the county.
Overall, the 2011 Feed Lake County Campaign raised approximately 45,500 pounds of food and $60,000 in cash. Cash donations to Feed Lake County were used throughout the year to make purchases for the food pantries in September, November and this week.
On Tuesday, Giant Eagle dropped off about $20,000 worth of peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, tuna, tuna helper, fruit cocktail and fruit juice to United Way of Lake County’s Mentor office. An additional $3,600 worth of food was donated Wednesday morning by the Mentor Fire Department.

Volunteers from Teen Challenge and Lake House Men’s Residential distributed the items to the food pantries as they came to pick them up.
The majority of the food donations were distributed to food pantries in April as part of United Way of Lake County’s Second Annual Food Parade and Celebration.
The food pantries continue to see an increase in numbers. Last year, more than 6,000 people used the food pantry system and between 700 and 1,100 residents needed help on a weekly basis. These food pantries report they are seeing 10 to 20 new visitors each week. Many first time social service clients are 40 to 50 years old, have lost their jobs, exhausted their benefits and are looking desperately for somewhere to turn.
Frances Teresczuk, president of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Saint Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry in Wickliffe, said her food pantry served 105 families in November.
“This donation is very important to us,” said Teresczuk. “With what we receive from United Way and our parishioners, it helps us out tremendously, and I don’t think we’d survive without it.”
Albert Jones, Deacon of St. Johns Baptist Church in Painesville, said his food pantry has also seen an increase of people in need of food.
“We are seeing people who would have never expected to have come here,” he said. “We’re blessed that we are able to supply them with food thanks to United Way.”
United Way of Lake County always accepts food or cash donations, which can be sent to 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor, OH 44060. Those in need of food can call 2-1-1 to be referred to a local food pantry.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

United Way distributes 620 turkeys to food pantries

On Monday, United Way of Lake County distributed 620 turkeys to local food pantries and residential housing areas in time for Thanksgiving.

Below are some pictures of the event.




Monday, November 14, 2011

Bid on tickets for Saturday's OSU v Penn State game

Calling all Ohio State fans and Penn State Alums
Two Tickets Available for This Weekend's
Big Game in Columbus  


Vs.   Penn State

Here's your chance to see Ohio State host Penn State! In the midst of Mentor High School's latest run for a state championship, Head Coach Steve Trivisonno, of the Mentor High Cardinals, and his father Joe have donated two tickets to this Saturday's Penn State v. Ohio State football game at 3:30 p.m.

E-mail Nick Carrabine at NCarrabine@UWLC.org with the amount you are willing to donate for two tickets, and the person with the highest dollar figure will receive two tickets to this week's game in Columbus. Bidding must start at $150 and we must receive your
e-mail bid by this Thursday, November 17 at Noon. 

The winner will be notified Thursday by 3 p.m. Please include a phone number to reach you in your e-mail, along with the amount you are willing to donate for the two tickets. The seats are Section 11B, row 1.

Proceeds from the tickets will benefit United Way of Lake County-funded programs that focus on senior citizens, health and human services, children and families and basic needs. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Help United Way "Wrap Up" the holidays!

We need your help to Wrap Up the Holidays! 

presentsBring a friend and have fun while helping a GREAT cause ... United Way of Lake County has a fundraising opportunity to earn dollars toward this year's campaign.

The Great Lakes Mall has chosen our organization among several nonprofits in Lake County to wrap gifts for shoppers in return for donations to United Way of Lake County.

In the past, this fundraiser has been a fun way to earn much-needed campaign dollars, and the time goes quickly!

Because you are a friend of United Way of Lake County, we are coming to you first. We're looking for three or four people per shift to work the gift wrapping table between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10p.m. December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22.   

Can you help or do you know of someone who can help?
Contact Nick Carrabine at NCarrabine@UWLC.org or 440.639.1131 TODAY!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

United Way wins APEX Awards

United Way of Lake County won two awards Wednesday at the ninth annual Lake Communicators APEX Awards ceremony.
With the help of efforts led by two of our volunteers, Tom Ruffner – a United Way Board member – and Dick Fraser – a campaign cabinet member, United Way of Lake County took home awards in the categories of Annual Reports and Mixed Media Campaigns.
The awards were given for United Way of Lake County’s 2010 Community Report and 2011 campaign materials, which included the organization’s brochure, posters, video and employee campaign information envelopes.  Many of the materials included photos taken by volunteer Skip Trombetti of Van’s Photo and the materials were printed by Activities Press.
This is the second year United Way of Lake County has been honored for its marketing materials.
The Lake Communicators APEX Awards recognize businesses and organizations from the Lake County area that excel in advertising, public relations, marketing, electronic media and elements in photography and writing. 
Lake Communicators is a Lake County-based organization that promotes and encourages responsible, creative, professional advertising, public relations and marketing efforts as well as providing an opportunity for the professional betterment of its members.

Monday, October 31, 2011

United Way of Lake County to Raffle Holiday Gift Baskets to the Public

United Way of Lake County employees are trying something new this year for their internal campaign. They've gathered the best in Lake County and put together great holiday baskets that you can bid on and win. These wonderful baskets will make great holiday gifts for the low price of just $5 for six tickets. That's right - all it takes is $5 to win and help those in need in Lake County.

The raffle begins today and will run through Friday, November 18. Don't pass up this opportunity. Stop by the office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 9285 Progress Parkway in Mentor or call Nick Carrabine at 440.639.1131 to order tickets.

All money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits programs that focus on senior citizens, health and human services, children and families and basic needs.

Special thanks to all the vendors who made donations. Below is a description of each basket:

Sports & Entertainment: Four tickets to a 2011-2012 Cleveland Cavaliers game; Four Club Seat Tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters Game; Two gift certificates for 18 holes at Black Brook Golf Course; $25 gift certificates to Flannery's Pub, Ballentine and Willoughby Brewing Co.; $20 gift certificates to Stadium Bar & Grille and Giuseppe's Pizza; Two gift certificates for 24 wing buckets at Winking Lizard and Nike Golf Balls.

Atlas Cinemas: Four movies passes; $30 Atlas gift certificate and eight boxes of candy.

Extreme Pizza and Beer: Gift certificates to Celebrity's Pizza, Guilio Bonazza's, Guys Pizza, Hungry Howie's, J's Pizza Market, Romeo's and Zappitelli's, a six-pack of Yuengling Lager a six-pack of Arcadia Ales Jaw-Jacker beer.

Make Up and Bags:
  Make up, bags and jewelry from Christian Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bobbi Brown.

Upgrade Your Space 1: Cormac computer desk; Computer diagnostic/virus check; 4 GB Cruzer Blade thumb drive; Musical inspiration CD; Lake Health coffee mug and one hour of Microsoft Excel training.

Upgrade Your Space 2: Original framed photographs of Chagrin Forest and North Chagrin Reservation taken in the fall of 2010.

Hershey Homemade: Handcrafted items by students at the Huntsburg campus of Hershey Montessori School which include: Wooden birdhouse; Framed 5 x 7 student photograph of Mentor Headlands; Student-processed maple syrup; Student-canned pickles, salsa and preserves; Two hand-woven placemats; Wooden tongs; Two wooden ornaments; Three beeswax votive candles; Handcrafted bead bracelet; Three 5 x 7 cards of original photography; Two 5-packs of 4 x 6 cards of original photography; Ten postcards with picture of original schoolhouse.

Golf: Four rounds of golf at Quail Hollow Resort plus three individual golf lessons.

Oscar Giovanni Hair Salon: $200 gift certificate plus salon products including hairspray, moisture repair conditioner, repair shampoo, oil treatment and two polishes.

Car Care Kit: $100 gas card from Sunoco and $100 in car wash products.

Fish Fry: A Presto FryDaddy Elite electric deep fryer and five pounds of fresh caught Lake Erie Perch.

Yankee Candle and Shade: Yankee Candles, jewelry and a Live Laugh Love notepad.

An Array of Goodies: $50 gift certificate to John Palmer's Bistro 44, a Steve Madden Designer Scarf and lavender lotions and soaps.

Snowdrop Holiday: Four tickets to Country Lights at Lake Metroparks Farmpark; Admission to Santa's Workshop, Four dinners; Collector's item Snowdrop and the award winning book: Snowdrop's True Color; Holiday sweet treats, Alex Bevan Magic Moments CD and a collector's item Natural History of Lake County collector book.

Ladies & Gentlemen: $100 dollars in hair and salon products from Ladies & Gentleman.

Beautiful Hair: A cut and style along with assorted Onesta hair care products from jenniffer & co.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thanks to North and South high schools for raising money for United Way

(Eastlake North Principal Jennifer Chauby and Willoughby South Principal Paul Lombardo)

Students from North and South high schools spent the week of October 24 competing against each other to see who could raise the most money for United Way of Lake County.

The competition ended during Thursday night's rivalry football game at South High School. Thanks to both schools for LIVING UNITED and giving back to the community.


To check out more photos and videos from Thursday night's football game, visit our Facebook page!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Students will battle for top student campaign during North/South football game

For the third straight year, students from Eastlake North and Willoughby South will battle it out over the gridiron Thursday night to see which high school raised more money during their 2011 United Way of Lake County campaigns.
During the game, which will be televised live at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio, the schools will announce how much money their student campaigns raised.
The money collected that night will be added to the total of each schools’ campaign and the winner will be announced at halftime followed by a brief ceremony.
Both schools are looking forward to the friendly competition and are pleased that their students are taking the initiative to give back to the community.
“It’s great that the students get involved with this important community campaign, especially with the economy the way it is right now and people struggling,” said Jennifer Chauby, principal of Eastlake North. “It’s important to come together as a community and help our own people out, and it’s also important for our students to understand how much of an impact they can have in their own community.”
Willoughby South Principal Paul Lombardo said he enjoys competing against Eastlake North every year.

“For years we’ve had a nice, friendly rivalry with North, and it’s enhanced by allowing students to raise money for a great cause for United Way,” he said. “The students absolutely love it and I think it’s one of the most important lessons we can teach students: to volunteer and to give back to a great organization like United Way of Lake County.”

Fans attending the game are encouraged to donate either cash or food to United Way of Lake County. Super Raffle tickets will be available during the event. This year’s Super Raffle boasts more than 50 prizes including a 2-year lease on a Mazda 6i Sport or $5,000 cash option, trips to the Bahamas, San Francisco, Florida and Chicago as well as many other top prizes.
The food donations will be distributed to five food pantries in the Willoughby and Eastlake areas the following day.
All money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits programs that focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mentor High School students 'Stall the Teacher' for UWLC

Students from Mentor High School raised about $2,300 for United Way of Lake County on Tuesday during the school’s second annual “Stall the Teacher” day.
Teachers who implement “Stall the Teacher” allow students to bring coins and dollar bills to the front of the classroom and teachers cannot start the class until all the money is counted.
The tradition started last year when students wanted to get more involved in giving back to the community, said Michelle Morris, the high school’s Spanish teacher and co-advisor for student government.
“The students wanted to do it again this year because last year we were able to raise so much money, and all of it goes to United Way of Lake County,” Morris said. “I think it’s huge for the students to be charity-minded because it makes for a well-rounded student. They’re giving back to the community and the money stays in the community they live in.”
Tuesday’s effort was part of the Mentor Schools’ United Way of Lake County Campaign, which will run until February, Morris said.
All money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits programs that focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.
In the photo: Geometry teacher Wendy Rossoll counts change with two students during Tuesday's "Stall the Teacher" for United Way of Lake County

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lubrizol's Wickliffe Facility raises $162,000 for United Way of Lake County

(Back row from left to right: Maureen Morreale, Allison Rajakumar, Brenda Brown, Nancy Rapaszky, Matt Gieselman, Gary Garling, Laurie Patterson, Dave Skursha. Front row from left to right: Dianne McDermott and Cheryl Noviski)

Lubrizol’s Wickliffe Facility donated $162,000 to United Way of Lake County on Wednesday as part of the company’s annual United Way campaign.
The money raised during the facility’s four-week campaign in September is a 7 percent increase from the company’s 2010 campaign.
“Our culture is one of giving back to the community and it always has been,” said Dan Sheets, President of Lubrizol Additives. “There’s not a better vehicle than United Way of Lake County to give back because they are very effective and efficient in distributing funds to programs in need.”
Lubrizol’s campaign had many highlights this year including:
·         Overall, Lubrizol’s Wickliffe Facility raised $250,700 in their United Way campaign.
·         An online auction that raised $19,000, which is a 20 percent increase from 2010.
·         Raising $16,000 in special events including a “Pamper Yourself” event and raffle baskets.
·         A 56 percent employee participation rate.
·         Wickliffe retirees donated almost $20,000.
·         The Painesville Facility raised $26,000 during their United Way campaign, which is in addition to the Wickliffe Facility’s campaign.
 “At Lubrizol, we feel pretty fortunate to be working for a company that is doing well and we feel privileged to give back to people in our own community who are less fortunate,” said Matt Gieselman, technology manager at Lubrizol. “United Way of Lake County is an organization in which we know our dollars are going to help people in our own community.”
Money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits 74 partner programs that the nonprofit organization funds.  These programs focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Corn Toss Tournament wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, sponsored or participated in the 2011 United Way of Lake County Corn Toss Tournament.

We had 32 teams from more than 10 different businesses and organizations participate in the tournament. Congratulations to Jeff Baker and Brian Peabody of Avery Dennison for winning the tournament for the third time in the past five years!

Please visit our Facebook page to see photos and video of the event.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Super Raffle tickets on sale now

Do you dream of taking a vacation to the Bahamas, California, Chicago or Florida?
How about driving a 2012 Mazda 6i Sport, wearing princess cut diamond earrings or training with a personal trainer at the gym for one year?
Now is your chance to do all of the above as United Way of Lake County’s Super Raffle tickets are now on sale, and this year promises to be the biggest and best raffle ever!
This year’s Super Raffle consists of 59 prizes, which were generously donated from area businesses. In 2010, Super Raffle raised about $44,000 after United Way of Lake County raffled off 44 prizes.
Tickets for Super Raffle are $5 each or six for $25. Tickets can be purchased online at www.uwlc.org, by phone at 440.352.3166 or in person at United Way of Lake County’s office, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor, OH 44060.
Money raised during Super Raffle benefits 74 partner programs that United Way of Lake County funds.  These programs focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.
A live drawing will take place on March 2, 2012 at the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor. For the first time ever, winners can select from available prizes if present at the drawing.
Top prizes include:
·         Mazda 6i Sport 2-year lease OR $5,000 cash option from Classic Automotive Group
·         Five-day Bahamas Cruise from Asa Cox Homes
·         Chicago, IL Weekend Getaway including a Ladies & Gentleman Salon & Spa day and tickets to The Second City
·         Isle of Tierra Verde, FL Vacation from Jane Kaim, Realtor for Prudential Select Properties
·         Disney World Vacation
·         Fort Myers, FL Vacation from Stanley Steamer
·         San Francisco, CA Vacation from Fairmont Hotel
·         14 Lake County Captains Loge Tickets from Lake Health
·         One Year of Massages from Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa
·         One Year Fitworks Membership with Personal Trainer from Mentor Fitworks
·         Princess Cut Diamond Earrings from Always and Forever Jewelers
·         iPad2 from The Lubrizol Corporation
·         One Year of Free Lawn Mowing from Sharp Edge Tree & Landscape
·         Dental Package from Macy Family Dentistry
To see all 59 prizes, visit www.uwlc.org.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen goes to bat for United Way

Jennifer Edgell from Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa presented United Way of Lake County with $3,404 following their charity softball game with John Robert’s Salon and Spa.
The two local salons went to bat for a cause at Classic Park in Eastlake on August 28 with both companies donating their ticket sales to worthwhile charities. Ladies & Gentlemen sold 680 tickets and donated all the proceeds from those sales to United Way of Lake County.
“This is the first time we have played the game for charity,” said Samantha Matheson, marketing team lead for Ladies & Gentlemen. “We try to do a lot with United Way of Lake County, so we thought we’d get together with John Robert’s - who also does a lot of work with charities - and thought it’d be a fun thing to do for a good cause.”
The Lake County Captains donated Classic Park for the game and a percentage of the concessions during this fun event.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

United Way of Lake County distributes $9,100 worth of food to local pantries

As part of the 2011 Feed Lake County Campaign, United Way of Lake County distributed more than $9,100 worth of food Wednesday to 51 food pantries across the county.
Overall, the 2011 Feed Lake County Campaign raised approximately 45,500 pounds of food and $60,000 in cash. Cash donations to Feed Lake County are used throughout the year to make purchases for the food pantries in September, November and December.
On Wednesday, Giant Eagle dropped off $9,159 worth of peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, tuna, tuna helper, fruit cocktail and fruit juice to United Way of Lake County’s Mentor office. Volunteers from Lake House Men’s Residential distributed the items to the food pantries as they came to pick them up.
The majority of the food donations were distributed to food pantries in April as part of United Way of Lake County’s Second Annual Food Parade and Celebration.
“We gave out food to 132 different families just last month,” said Francine Vitale of Eastlake Area Kiwanis Food Pantry. “We get numerous calls every week from families saying they are out of food. United Way of Lake County is doing a phenomenal job of distributing food to the pantries and we really count on them for help.”
The food pantries continue to see an increase in numbers. Last year, more than 6,000 people used the food pantry system and between 700 and 1,100 residents needed help on a weekly basis. These food pantries report they are seeing 10 to 20 new visitors each week. Many first time social service clients are 40 to 50 years old, have lost their jobs, exhausted their benefits and are looking desperately for somewhere to turn.
“Pantries are in a crisis situation and they are in need of food,” said Gayle Sikula, administrative assistant at United Way of Lake County. “We normally do this distribution at the end of September, but we have been getting calls from the pantries saying they need food now.”
United Way of Lake County always accepts food or cash donations, which can be sent to 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor, OH 44060. Those in need of food can call 2-1-1 to be referred to a local food pantry.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thank you for attending the first ECM "training camp" session

Thank you to all the Employee Campaign Managers who attended Wednesday’s “training camp” session at Salvation Army Citadel in Painesville.
We hope you learned what it takes to run a successful campaign at your company. If you have any questions or need any assistance, do not hesitate to ask any of the United Way of Lake County staff members for help.
We also want to thank Salvation Army Citadel in Painesville for letting us use their facility for the event as well as providing a tour throughout the building.
If you couldn’t make it to Wednesday’s “training camp” session, we are holding another one on September 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Salvation Army Citadel.
Attend to learn about United Way messaging, the role of an employee campaign manager, pick-up campaign tools and materials and to learn how to run a fun and successful campaign at your company.
Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the first event.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Charity softball game to benefit United Way of Lake County

This Sunday at 4 p.m. at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ladies & Gentlemen's staff will take on the staff from John Robert's in a Charity Softball Fundraiser game.

Tickets are only $5.00 and can be purchased at Ladies & Gentlemen locations in Mentor and/or Legacy Village or at http://uwlc.org/softball.html.

Every ticket sold at Ladies & Gentlemen locations goes directly to United Way of Lake County.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Attend ECM "training camp" and enter drawing to win Browns tickets

Want to win Cleveland Browns tickets?
Attend one of United Way of Lake County’s Employee Campaign Manager “Training Camp” sessions and be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to see the Cleveland Browns!
Learn tips to running a successful United Way campaign:
·         Make your annual employee campaign interesting, educational and fun!
·         Gain valuable insights from your peers
·         Learn how United Way staff can assist you
·         Arm yourself with the facts about how your donations impact people’s lives.
When is “Training Camp”?
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Salvation Army Citadel in Painesville.
RSVP: Contact Kent Spelman at 440.639.1362 or e-mail kspelman@uwlc.org to reserve your spot on United Way’s training camp roster today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

2011 Campaign Kickoff is this Thursday

Coming off the heels of a successful 2010 campaign, United Way of Lake County looks to continue the enthusiasm, excitement and energy into this year’s campaign.
The nonprofit organization will host its 2011 Campaign Kickoff Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 a.m. at a new location, the Mentor High School gymnasium.
United Way donors, friends, partners, volunteers and Lake County residents all are welcome to attend the kickoff, which will be football themed with a “tailgate” breakfast, football drills by the Mentor High football team and cheers from the Mentor High cheerleaders.
Donations will also be kindly accepted during the event.
Dr. Jacqueline Hoynes, Superintendent of Mentor Schools and Kevin Lynch of AT&T will co-chair this year’s campaign. The theme is LIVE UNITED. I DO. DO YOU?
Hoynes, Lynch and members of the campaign cabinet, generously will volunteer their time throughout the campaign to educate and promote awareness of United Way of Lake County and the 74 programs it funds.
 “Kevin and I are excited to work with the campaign cabinet as well as the rest of the community to raise awareness and funds for people who are truly in need,” Hoynes said. “The need continues to grow greater every year, which is why we are asking everyone to come together for a cause and give what you can. Every dollar will help.”
“We look to take all the momentum from the 2010 campaign and carry it over to this year’s campaign,” Lynch added. “We want everyone to know that by donating to United Way of Lake County, you’re donating to an organization that is a catalyst for change, a good investment and one that delivers results. All money raised in Lake County stays in the county to help those in need.”
In 2010, Lake County residents utilized 138,939 services supported through United Way of Lake County dollars.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 Campaign Kickoff

United Way of Lake County asks you to help us kick off the 2011 Campaign season!
This year’s kickoff will be Thursday, August 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at a new location, the Mentor High School Gymnasium.
Join us as Campaign Co-chairs Dr. Jacqueline Hoynes, Superintendent of Mentor Schools and Kevin Lynch of AT&T start our campaign in a whole new way.
United Way donors, friends, partners, volunteers and Lake County residents are all welcome!
Please RSVP on or before Friday, August 12.
Direct your reservation to Kristin Kozar at 440.639.1149 or kkozar@uwlc.org
Your donations are kindly accepted during the event.
Wear sneakers and be prepared to have fun!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Like our new Facebook page!

United Way of Lake County now has a new Facebook page.
We will be sharing photos, videos and meaningful comments as much as possible so you know what’s going on at United Way.
We are also looking for valuable feedback from you. So please let us know what we can do to better provide you with information about United Way of Lake County.
In the meantime, you can like us on Facebook and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as to what our organization is up to as often as possible.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day of Caring: Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 Day of Caring. We’re proud to say we had more than 650 volunteers from 42 different businesses or organizations complete almost 70 projects for people in need in just one day!
Because of your dedication and your willingness to give, advocate and volunteer, you improved someone’s life on Wednesday, June 22.
We were ecstatic to see so many dedicated companies and volunteers step up and make a difference, and it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that there are so many people in Lake County who are committed to helping those in need.

Thank you to the following companies who volunteered:
ABB Foundation
AT&T
Avery Dennison
Bowden Manufacturing
Cargill Deicing Technology
Charter One
City of Willoughby Hills
Cleveland Clinic – Willoughby Hills
Component Repair Technologies
De Nora Tech
Dr. Cimaglio’s Office
Eat N’Park Willoughby
FirstEnergy Corp –Eastlake and Perry
Girl Scouts
Great Lakes Mall
Griswold Special Care
Huntington National Bank
JCPenney
K-J Fasteners INC
Lake County Board of MRDD
Lake County Captains
Lake County Juvenile Court
Lake/Geauga Board of Realtors
Lake Metroparks
Lake Health
Lakeland Community College
Lowes Mentor
Meister Media
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Neighboring
Painesville United Methodist Church
Pat O’Brien Chevrolet
PNC Bank
Polychem
Quota International of Lake County
Residence Inn by Marriott in Mentor
Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene
Steris Corporation
Transfer Express
UBS Financial
Winter Equipment Company Inc.
Zito Insurance Agency

The day also wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors, which included:

AT&T
Classic Auto Group
Freddie James
Fredon Corporation
Giant Eagle
Giuseppe's
Kaiser Permenante
Ladies & Gentlemen
Lake Health
Lakeland Community College
Mandovi
McDonald's
Painesville Exchange Base
Pat O'Brien Chevrolet
Perkins Painesville
WELW
Winter Equipment

To see more volunteers in action, visit the photo album on our Facebook page!