Evanston Garage Sale Supports North Shore United Way

North Shore United Way (NSUW) is thrilled to thank Allie Paschen and her family for hosting a wonderful Garage Sale in Evanston on Saturday, July 28.  Allie and her team of volunteers raised an incredible $1,220 to support LIVE UNITED 2020 and Evanston, a United Way Partner Community. Allie, also a UPS Campaign Leader, reached out to neighbors and family members to collect sale items for this community event. In addition to a lemonade stand with sweets and grilled lunches, the family was selling books, CDs, framed pictures, clothes, toys, furniture, kitchen items and household decorations. The family received so many donations, they were scrambling to organize display tables to accommodate it all. Unusual donations included a banjo, hammock, treadmill, scooter and BowFlex Machine. A host of volunteers, sporting United Way’s iconic “LIVE UNITED” white t-shirts, helped guests purchase the low-priced treats and navigate through tables from crystal glasses to computer monitors. Allie advertised this event with her Evanston community, gathering support and making sure everyone knew that 100% of event proceeds would benefit United Way in the process. Evanston is a United Way Partner Community, one of more than 40 throughout Chicagoland. As a Partner Community in United Way’s new vision, LIVE UNITED 2020, Evanston will receive significant investments in health, education and financial stability programs over the next eight years. These larger, more impactful grants are set to create and sustain meaningful change in the growing community. Currently, Evanston is receiving NSUW’s largest grant ever, an Education Initiative investment targeting at-risk middle school students transitioning to high school. Thank you to Allie, the Paschen family and her entire Evanston neighborhood for making this event such a success. These contributions are truly helping change the odds for Evanston families in need. See photos from Saturday’s garage sale!   Submitted on behalf of Mary Teeter, Development Manager at North Shore United Way.  

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