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April’s theme is POETRY! Rhyming is an amazing tool to assist young readers with difficult words and spelling, yet according to Dr. Seuss, a pioneer in introducing poetry into children’s books, “The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to...

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016

March brings a list of CLASSICS. (Or maybe they’re just classic tales to our millennial intern!) Each generation has a collection of books they hold dear, and these are only a few books that have won numerous awards and shaped our culture. What books have you wanted to share with others because you have fond memories with an old copy? What books caused you to feel differently, or to stop and think about something important? Those are the classic books...

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Established in 2015, the Million Dollar Circle of Caring celebrates workplace giving campaigns who have topped $1 million in lifetime cumulative giving. This is a dedicated and special group whose commitment to United Way is truly humbling. The award is shared by the company and the employees, as much of the giving comes from employee payroll deduction campaigns. This award shows the power of everyone giving a little bit,...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

We take the time at our Annual Meeting to honor our outgoing board officers and members. It's a great chance to tell them publicly how much their dedication to our work means.

This year we have just one Board Member whose term has come to an end - the indomitable,...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

The Spirit of Caring award is the highest honor presented by United Way of Champaign County. It honors individual volunteers, businesses and/or organization whose values and concerns for humankind are demonstrated through their leadership, service and commitment to the people of our County. In short - they make this an awesome place to live and work. We were proud to present three Spirit of Caring awards at our 92nd Annual...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

The Employee Campaign Coordinator, or ECC, is a company's main link to United Way. Their role is to work closely with United Way staff to plan and implement a great workplace giving campaign at their office. These awesome people are often volunteering extra time or taking on the role of ECC on top of their...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

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