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 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 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.