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NALC Food Drive

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United Way announces first annual Bike-a-Thon

United Way's First Annual Bike-a-Thon, in partnership with the Fox River Bike and Ski Club, is scheduled for 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 28th. The Bike-a-Thon assembly area is behind Central High School near Burlington. United Way of Central Kane County is encourages you to participate by recruiting sponsors in support of the event, and we would like to encourage you  to ride in the event as well.

Click here to download the pledge form and brochure.

The registration deadline to the Fox River Bike and Ski Club is June 7th. The registration fee is $20 which includes rest stop refreshments along the 27 mile route.   United Way of Central Kane County is offering an opportunity to purchase United Way shirts for $15, to be worn at the Bike–a-Thon. Please let Paula or Julie know if you are interested in ordering a shirt by Friday, May 15th. Call 630-377-1930 for more information.


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William Minderman Helps Agencies with Human Resource Consulting

United Way of Central Kane County is very pleased to offer the twenty member agencies an opportunity to have access to a professional Human Resource Management Consultant at NO COST to the agencies. Mr. Minderman, a retired former HR Executive, approached United Way of Central Kane County and offered, as a Volunteer, to help any agency in our United Way system who is interested, with the management of their human resources.

Mr. Minderman has over 40 years of practical, common sense human resource experience. He has developed and managed an effective HR management system for a company of 3000 employees with 200 locations in 30 states. Mr. Minderman and his wife moved to Geneva a year ago to be near their youngest grandkids. He felt this is an opportunity to help the United Way Agencies of Central Kane County with their HR issues would be a good way for him to "give something back" to his newly adopted community.

Mr. Minderman is willing to:

  1. Audit current HR practices and policies and let you know where you may have legal and/or management deficiencies,
  2. Develop a comprehensive HR Policies and Procedures Manual that will provide consistent direction in managing agency's day to day HR issues,
  3. Develop an Employee Handbook which will summarize agency's HR policies for your employees,
  4. Train managers and employees in HR policies that are developed, and, finally, but maybe most importantly,
  5. Be available to assist managers in resolving day to day HR issues and problems!


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Day of Caring at Lazarus House

day-of-caring.pngPaula Yensen, Executive Director and Corinne Pierog volunteered their time stocking shelves at Lazarus House in commemoration of Day of Caring September 15, 2014.


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United Way of Central Kane County completes United Way Worldwide membership certification

UW_2014_Membership_Requirements.pngUnited Way of Central Kane County has successfully completed all of United Way Worldwide’s national membership requirements! This annual certification process includes completing the Membership Requirements Certification, Membership Investment to support the national office, and a survey of Total Resources Generated (a survey that captures the full extent of a community’s resource development efforts during the year.

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UW honors outgoing president

Ed Brooks, President, Board of Directors for United Way of Central Kane County, said “The United Way of Central Kane County is committed to making a real difference in the lives of the people who live and work in the communities of St. Charles, Elburn, LaFox, Kaneville, Campton Hills, Geneva, and Wasco. This is a time of renewed energy to continue this commitment. The Board, Staff, and I are looking forward to building our agency’s legacy of caring and compassion in meeting the growing needs in our communities.” Ed Brooks was elected as Board President as well as Ken Peters, Vice President of Campaign. Walt Taff was elected as Secretary and Mark Mooney as Vice President of Finance.
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Letter Carriers’ Food Drive a Success

United Way of Central Kane County, the National Association for Letter Carriers, and the National Rural Letter Carriers expressed its sincere appreciation to all who donated food and volunteered their time.  In St. Charles, Geneva, and Elburn over 14,000 pounds of food was donated.  

“We did it the United Way…working together,” said Food Drive Representative, Mike Stetar.   “This food drive is essential in helping those families suffering from hunger during these tough economic times.  This year we collected more food than last year. In these tough economic times, the generosity of others is appreciated.  Their support helps to fill the shelves of our local food pantries”


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Quilt Stories with Linda Brodine

Linda_Brodine.jpgLinda Brodine, author and quilter, made a gift to United Way which was from the sale of her Quilt Stories book. Ms. Brodine has a long term commitment to United Way. We appreciate her contribution in making a difference. 

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Target Conducts Successful Worksite Campaign

Target_Team.pngMany thanks to the following Target Team: Peggi, Wendy, Nancy, BRandon, Terrence, Brian, Masooma, Stephanie, Debbie, JJ, Elsa, Lynn, Ben, Emad, Mary, and Valerie.

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United Way Completes Certification

2013_bl_circleicon_membership_rgb.jpgPaula Yensen, Ph.D., Executive Director announced that theUnited Way of Central Kane County has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements satisfactorily and on time.  The requirements include:  Membership Requirements Certification, Membership Investment, Income and Expense Survey and the Database 2 Survey of Total Resources Generated (a survey that captures the full extent of a community’s resource development efforts during the year). 

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