Posts Categorized: Dupage/West Cook

Carts, Client Choice and April Food Day

“There is nothing quite like seeing this for yourself to understand why this is so important,” said Rick Pesavento, United Way of DuPage/West Cook Fundraising Manager, as we reconvened in the community room after an enlightening tour of Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry in Naperville, Illinois. “This really helps us tell the story to our donors as we collect food all across the region for April Food Day.” The Client Choice model gives clients a sense of dignity as they… Read more »

Freedom Middle School Receives Gold Award of Distinction

Over the course of the last few years, Freedom Middle School, along with the seven other schools in South Berwyn School District #100, has made a commitment to help not only our students become healthier, but improve the health of our surrounding community as well. Our approach began simply by working with Aramark, our food service provider, to serve only the healthiest meals to our students. It continued to grow by eliminating all nonessential food in and out of the… Read more »

LIVE UNITED 5k a Race to Remember

On Saturday, May 5, United Way of DuPage/West Cook held its third annual LIVE UNITED 5K Run/Walk at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. Kellogg Company, UWDWC’s top corporate citizen, was again the title sponsor of the event, and we were thrilled to have Tony the Tiger make an appearance! I’ve run a fair number of 5Ks in my life, but actually planning and managing a race is a very different experience. What makes races special are the people – those who… Read more »

Kellogg Proudly Sponsoring LIVE UNITED 5k

Submitted on behalf of  Ella Lambrix, Kellogg Company.   Kellogg Company is proud to sponsor the United Way LIVE UNITED 5k. This event is an excellent way for our Kellogg teams in the Chicagoland area to get involved with the organization beyond our annual campaign. Our company’s vision is to “to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter.” We enrich lives not only through our brands, but through our involvement in our communities. We look forward… Read more »

Kellogg Company Makes an Impact through Skills-Based Volunteering

Submitted on behalf of Laura Olson, Fundraising Manager at United Way of DuPage/West Cook. You may have heard United Way reference the term “the line that connects” when talking about the work that we do. The premise behind this is bringing together needs and available resources in the community. Because of the conversations United Way is involved in throughout the community, we were able to do just that. Kellogg Company, United Way of DuPage/West Cook’s top corporate partner, came to… Read more »

Join Us for Money Smart Week 2012

Post submitted on behalf of Grant Myatt, Communications Intern at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.   Tax season is over, although, money is something always on the mind. Money Smart Week from April 21-28 is a great opportunity to relieve some stress and learn more about money management. This year’s Money Smart Week celebrates 10 years of helping citizens improve their financial literacy and education. The program provides a series of free classes and activities to help consumers better manage… Read more »

Berwyn Community School Initiative Celebrates New Fitness Center

Earlier this week, Freedom Middle School proudly celebrated the grand opening of a new, high-tech fitness center for their students. Over 300 families, students and local community partners gathered for a “Healthy Families Night” to properly ceremonialize this exciting new addition.  Attendees enjoyed complimentary Zumba classes, family dodge ball, and healthy food samplings. Local community partners lined the hallways with booths for families to stop by and learn about each organization and the different services being offered in their community…. Read more »

United Way of DuPage/West Cook Welcomes New Chief Professional Officer David Cassel

United Way of DuPage/West Cook (UWDWC) is pleased to announce David Cassel has joined the organization as Chief Professional Officer (CPO). In his new role, Cassel will be the catalyst to mobilize relationships with local community stakeholders, corporate partners and community volunteers. He will also play an integral role in spearheading the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2020 movement in the west suburban communities. Cassel joins the United Way team from Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) where he served as the… Read more »

Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park Community Event A Success

United Way of DuPage/West Cook hosted its first community event on October 26th at Pleasant Home in Oak Park where Wendy DuBoe, Chief Operating Officer at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, spoke to local donors, partner organizations, board members and volunteers about United Way’s 10-year vision, LIVE UNITED 2020. The focus of the event was to present how United Way is advancing the common good in our three focus areas income, education and health throughout the Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park… Read more »

The Southeast DuPage Health Initiative Reaches Goal In First Year

The Southeast DuPage/Health Initative (SDHI), now in its second year of operation, is a highly innovative collaboration between Access DuPage, the DuPage Community Clinic, the DuPage Health Department and United Way of Dupage/West Cook that continues to help close the gap in access to holistic, affordable health services throughout DuPage County. SDHI has connected over 2,200 low-income adults to a trusted medical home and improved the health of communities across the entire county, just in the past year. Of those… Read more »