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

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 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.