Thursday, May 26, 2011

United Way recognizes Feed Lake County participants

On Tuesday, we gave awards to those who stepped up to the plate during the 2011 Feed Lake County Campaign.
The following groups, businesses and organizations were recognized while the Lake County Juvenile Court Magistrage Jason Wuliger helped distribute the awards.
Outstanding Social Service Agency Award: Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood
Outstanding Company Awards: Avery Dennison Corporation, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, MC Sign Company
Outstanding Service Club Award: Willoughby Rotary
Outstanding Continuing Effort Award: Curves
Outstanding Government Agency Award: Willoughby Municipal Court (Judge Larry Allen)

Outstanding High School Award: Mentor High School
Outstanding Middle School Award: Shore Middle School
Outstanding Elementary School Award: Hopkins Elementary School
Outstanding Special Event: Mentor High President’s Day Drive, Lake County Captains
Outstanding Gift-in-Kind Awards: CT Consultants, Duke Printing, Great Harvest Bread Company, Madison Giant Eagle, McDonalds/Mandovi Enterprises, Polychem
Outstanding Volunteer Group Award: Avery Dennison, Girl Scouts Troop #1941, Holden Arboretum, Lake Erie College Athletics, Lake Erie College S.M.A.D., Lake Health, Lake House, Teen Challenge, Willoughby Police Explorers Post #602

1,000 Club: Bellflower Elementary, City of Mentor firefighters, Lake Health, Meister Media, STERIS Corporation, Sterling Morton Elementary
Above and Beyond Award: Marie Shaw of Marous Brothers Construction

Clem Urbanski Award: Marous Brothers Construction

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Feed Lake County Awards Reception

United Way of Lake County will distribute awards to volunteers, businesses and organizations for their participation in its Feed Lake County Campaign tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The ceremony will take place at our Mentor office, 9285 Progress Parkway.
The Feed Lake County campaign began on March 25 and raised more than 38,000 pounds of food and $34,000 in cash donations. The cash donations will be used to purchase more food.
Also during the reception, United Way of Lake County officials will announce one final push to increase food and cash donations for this year’s campaign.
The Feed Lake County Campaign showcased many highlights including the second annual Food Parade and Celebration at Great Harvest Bread Co. on April 27. More than 50 businesses and organizations dropped off their food donations on that day. Dozens of volunteers then collected and sorted the food and we distributed the donations to 51 Lake County food pantries on May 1 and May 2.
Other highlights from the Feed Lake County Campaign included:
·         Mentor High School kicked off the campaign by raising 11,491 pounds of food during a food drive held at the school.
·         Marous Brothers Construction recruited five other Willoughby businesses on Joseph Lloyd Parkway to combine food drives and collect more than 5,000 pounds of food.
·         In total, there were approximately 112 food drives conducted during the campaign.
·         Willoughby Municipal Court’s Helping Hands Program helped purchase 520 hams from Giant Eagle, which reached food pantries in time for Easter.
·         FirstEnergy Perry Nuclear Facility donated $17,830, which was the largest cash donation during the campaign.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


United Way of Lake County is a local, independent nonprofit organization based in Mentor that aims to measurably improve the quality of people's lives in Lake County.
All the money raised stays in Lake County and funds 70 programs from 49 different agencies or organizations.
Our brand is LIVE UNITED. That means working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; enough income to support a family through retirement; and good health.
Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to be part of the change. Together we can inspire hope, make an impact and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.
Visit our blog often to learn how people here in Lake County are living united.