A youth organization operating centers for middle and high school students in Arlington Heights and Wheeling will receive $204,000 toward its cause through United Way of Chicago. The funding will help Greater Wheeling Area Youth Outreach, which currently works with 52 students from low-income families through a mentoring formula that includes after-school homework help followed by games and recreation, restart programs lost to recent spending cuts. Advertisement “Middle schools are the most difficult to get funding for,” said Philip Herman,… Read more »
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Northwest Suburban United Way hosted its annual Community Celebration Lunch on June 17, 2010, honoring members of the philanthropic community who went above and beyond in the Northwest suburbs throughout the past year. “We are very grateful for all the support we’ve seen from our corporate and community partners and volunteers,” said Marcia McMahon, Chief Professional Officer of the Northwest Suburban United Way. “Their support has been greater than ever, which means a lot given the financial hardships we’ve all… Read more »
Community Unit School District 300 staff and the Northwest Suburban United Way kicked off the annual D300 Charitable Giving Campaign last week. This year’s campaign, focused on organizations serving D300 students, runs through Oct. 23. We’re sorry, but this link has expired. Please click here to read other United Way of Metropolitan Chicago news.
Northwest Suburban United Way hosted the community’s second annual food drive to benefit more than 20 food pantries throughout the Northwest suburbs. More than 65 companies, schools, villages and local businesses collected food during LIVE UNITED Week, September 21—25. Last year’s drive collected more than 24,000 pounds of food, which served approximately 750 families throughout 29 communities Northwest Suburban United Way serves. This year’s food drive hopes to collect 30,000 pounds of food to serve approximately 900 families. As… Read more »
It’s no secret that philanthropic gifts are down, layoffs continue and organizations like Elk Grove’s Kenneth Young Center struggle to serve more people in need with fewer resources. Northwest Suburban United Way is no exception. The burden of this economic climate and state budget cuts has forced us to reduce our own staff by nearly 20 percent and salaries for remaining employees by 10 percent. The critical funding we provide to health and wellness agencies like KYC had to be… Read more »