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Shaw Local News

Below is our full selection of articles, featuring: events we've hosted, our community engagement and outreach, sponsorships, scholarships, and other local KUW news. Click the title to read the full article!

The Kishwaukee United Way’s 211 Talk Show highlights local community agencies and leaders to discuss available resources with residents.

Kishwaukee United Way is gearing up for its annual Day of Caring community volunteerism event. The impactful day aims to bring volunteers from local companies and organizations to help select partner agencies and community organizations with various projects such as assisting with food drives, reading, cleaning animal living environments, landscaping, cleaning playgrounds, painting and more.

211 Talk Show Highlights

The Kishwaukee United Way’s 211 Talk Show highlights local community agencies and leaders to discuss available resources with residents.

Kishwaukee United Way is working to support and change the odds so tomorrow’s influential leaders can build a solid foundation. Kishwaukee United Way supports the assurance of every youth to gain a strong start in life and to have the tools to learn, grow, and thrive in purpose.

Cultivating a thriving community by sharing resources.

The annual meeting will aim to acknowledge the 20-plus local partner agencies who are providing intentional resources in the areas of education, health and income.

Serving a community out of love during the holidays: Meet a couple making a positive difference.

4-C: Community Coordinated Childcare advocates for families in need.

4-C: Community Coordinated Childcare is a nonprofit agency founded in 1971. Their service area includes DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, McHenry and Carroll counties. 4-C advocates for inclusion and celebrates diversity through a culturally sensitive approach.

Building Leaders Advocating for Change (B.L.A.C. Inc.) is helping our youth succeed in DeKalb. B.L.A.C. Inc. invites community to Dec. 14 showcase to celebrate area high school graduates and their plans for the future.

Voluntary Action Center’s Commitment to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

At the heart of community service, the Voluntary Action Center supports seniors and individuals with disabilities. VAC dedicates itself to providing Meals on Wheels and transportation services, ensuring that vulnerable members of the community receive essential support.

Providing a range of health care services to the most in need.

Greater Family Health is a community-based and patient-directed provider of integrated primary health care services.

Creating digital equity pathways with Workforce Coach Danita Sims.

Digital CrossOver is a new eBridge project funded by Comcast in partnership with Kishwaukee United Way aimed to address critical needs in the community to accelerate digital equity and add value to primarily Assets Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) individuals with awareness of employment and internet usage.

Unlocking the power of inclusive employment at Opportunity House.

In an era when workforce diversity and inclusivity are not just buzzwords but essential components of successful businesses, Opportunity House Inc. shines as a beacon of hope and opportunity.

Consider volunteering for CASA DeKalb County to support our children.

CASA DeKalb County is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and serves as the voice for children in DeKalb County who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Diaper donations needed to support local families.

Diapers are a necessity for families with young children, and yet, many struggle to afford them. This challenge has only grown with the recent hardships caused by the pandemic. EPP, led by a dedicated team of volunteers, recognized this issue and decided to take action.

Kishwaukee United Way’s 2-1-1 Program is expanding its reach.

Kishwaukee United Way’s 2-1-1 program is a free information and referral line populated with local resources. The most non-emergency requested resources from DeKalb County residents continue to be rental assistance, food pantries, utility assistance and transportation.

The sky’s the limit at first ever Sponsorship Empowerment event for Kishwaukee United Way. Community leaders, volunteers and donors gathered to highlight service and philanthropy work.

Kishwaukee United Way distributes $160K to 17 DeKalb County nonprofits at Annual Day of Caring.

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