Fox Valley United Way
March 2013 Newsletter
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CELEBRATING A COMMUNITY THAT CARES!    
Our favorite event of the year is just around the corner!  The Fox Valley United Way Annual Breakfast is our chance to share remarkable stories of generosity, selfless service and changed lives. We gather donors, volunteers, social service agency staff, and those who have benefited from their combined love and care, for a special celebration.

 

Register soon as seating is limited, and this is one you won't want to miss!

 

Where:  Pipers Banquets

1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora


When: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check in 7:00 a.m., program begins at 7:30 a.m.

For more information click here.
Celebrate The Week of the Young Child
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Prisco Community Center
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Children, Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers, Teachers and Community Members are invited to this FREE Event featuring:  Entertainment, Children's Activities, Resources for Parents and much more!

For more information call: SPARK Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration at 630-896-4636 or click here.
 
YOU MADE IT OUR BIGGEST SOUPER BOWL EVER!

On Saturday, February 2nd, Fox Valley United Way volunteers participated in the nation's largest youth-led food drive, held on the day before the Super Bowl.  Manning tables at several area grocery stores, our wonderful volunteers raised $7,250.00 in cash donations and accepted over 3,365 lbs. in food contributions!

All proceeds benefit the Aurora Interfaith and the Kendall County Food Pantries, who can leverage every dollar collected to purchase $6.00 of food.  This means the pantries will be able to purchase over $43,000.00 worth of groceries to help feed the hungry in our local communities! Many thanks to all those who gave up their Saturday to help the hungry, and to the area
grocery stores who supported the event.
 
For more information and photos , click here.  
 
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The Fox Valley United Way FamilyWize Prescription Discount card has saved our community $100,000.00 in prescription costs.  View our FamilyWize Health Impact Report here.

GIVE
Right now you have an incredible opportunity to "LIVE UNITED" and make a difference in your community! 

You can direct your contribution to our Community Action Fund or one of the three United Way investment areas - Education, Income and
Health.  

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ADVOCATE

United Way of Illinois' public policy agenda reflects the work of United Ways across the state in the areas of education, income and health.

 

Additionally, United Way advocates for sound policies affecting the non-profit sector's capacity to advance the common good.

 

Click here to read more about the 2013 United way of Illinois Public Policy Agenda..

VOLUNTEER
You can you help Fox Valley United Way improve the lives of others in your community. We are currently looking for volunteers to help us research a special community project.

Please contact Deborah here to learn more about this special volunteer opportunity.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The 11th Annual "What Floats Your Cardboard Boat Race"!
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Saturday, August 17th
Mastodon Lake, in Phillips Park, Aurora. For more information click here.

FVUW BOARD WILL BENEFIT FROM THE EXPERTISE OF TWO NEW DIRECTORS

Two individuals who experiences "encompass the full scope of social services philanthropy" have joined the Fox Valley United Way Board of Directors.  The two are Cheryl Johnson, retired executive director/public health administrator at the Kendall County Health Department, and Daryl Heppner, Central Region Air Manager for UPS (United Parcel Service). Read more...
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