Caught in the Act of Giving Back. 

Willoughby South High School and Eastlake North High School
Top Photo: Students from Eastlake North High School grilling up donations.
Above Photo: Teachers taking it in the face from students - all in the name of giving back.

Students from the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools' South High  and  North High together raised over $25,000 in support of our work to help Lake County residents in need! The students came together to raise funds during Spirit Week and both surpassed their goals. We would like to extend a big thank you to them, and another big thank you to Superintendent  Steve Thompson , North High School and South High School principals Eric Frei and Robin Hopkins, and instructors  Erin Dodson  and  Mallory Lane  for raising student awareness on the need in Lake County and for empowering their students to give back. 
Sterling Morton Elementary School 
Students from Sterling Morton Elementary School in Mentor make giving FUN-ky.

Students from Morton Elementary School in Mentor drummed up a few FUN-ky ways to raise donations on our behalf. These hippies and superheroes proved that good things really do come in small packages.
North & South Madison Elementary Schools  
North Madison Elementary School students got in on the act of “Taping the Teacher” to raise donations. Even principle Bill Mayer (above photo) took one for the team! And at South Madison Elementary School, where the same antics took place, one kind soul donated enough funds so every child could purchase a piece of tape to "give back!" A big thank you to Shannon Sampson for running the event, to all of the very brave “taped” teachers, and most of all, to the kids! 
CT Consultants
CT Consultants kicking off their United Way of Lake County Giving Campaign.

CT Consultants in Mentor recently kicked off their United Way Giving Campaign in a Chill-i-ing way! Vats of chili and a frightful dress code ruled the day. Strong leadership and a team of big hearts that believe in giving back live here. Thank you for being a fabulous community partner and for the impact you make in the lives our residents.
Meister Media Worldwide
Meister Media Worldwide headquarters in Willoughby.

Meister Media Worldwide in Willoughby recently closed their 2018 Giving Campaign with a bang! Rather than "...wonder why somebody didn't do something about that, they DID something about that," and Lake County's residents in need are better off because of them. Their team killed their fundraising goal and Meister Media then turned around and matched this by a whopping 75%! A big thank you to all involved.
"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving."

– Robert Louis Stevenson
Food. Shelter. Clothing. No One Should Have to Choose
Holiday giving impacts lives. Hot meals. Infant formula. Heat on a cold winter night. These are just a few of the needs your tax-deductible donation helps fulfill for Lake County's most vulnerable residents.

Will you help us fill a holiday heart and lift a family's burden this season by adding one more gift to your holiday list? Every dollar donated makes a difference .
We're also excited to inform you that if you are 18 years or older and make a minimum $52 donation ($1/week), we'll enter your name in a contest for your chance to win your choice of $5,000 Cash or a 2-year lease on a 2019 Chevy Cruz LE from Classic Chevrolet - all taxes and fees included! Click here for complete details . Contest ends February 22, 2019.
"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values."
– Thomas S. Monson
Use this Simple, No Cost Way to Give Back While Shopping.
Did you know you can support the work we do every time you shop Amazon? 
With the AmazonSmile program, we receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases each time you shop on AmazonSmile. And there is NO cost to you.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love - same products, same prices, same service. The only difference is that in order for United Way of Lake County to benefit from your purchases, you must log into Amazon here.

When logging in, you'll use the same account you have on Amazon and will see your same shopping cart, wish list, and any other account settings you have.

When you shop Amazon by logging in here, you'll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to help Lake County residents in need.

Giving back to your community is as simple as the click of a button.  Click here now to shop Amazon!
Dial 2-1-1 from Lake County
If you know someone in need, please pass this information along. 2-1-1 Lake County helps people connect to holiday assistance programs. Many of our community partners are offering Christmas meals, holiday baskets, toys, and gifts. Dial 2-1-1 anytime 24/7 or visit their website for details at

2-1-1 is available to help provide those in need with information on where to find assistance for the following: 
  • Basic Human Needs Services:  food banks, shelter, clothing, financial aid, utility assistance
  • Physical and Mental Health Services: healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, prenatal care, children's health insurance, crisis intervention, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, intervention/rehabilitation
  • Older Adult Services: adult day care, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care, transportation, nutrition, senior centers
  • Employment and Income Services:  support, job training, job search, education, public assistance
  • Children, Youth and Family Childcare Services: after-school programs, family resource centers, camps/recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services
  • Volunteering:  opportunities to volunteer and to donate
  • Community/Government: times, locations of city council meetings; information about community events; how to contact government offices and official
  • Events/Occurances: updates about emergency situations (ex. power outages and community-wide issues) 
Recognition Award
Jennifer McCarty, President & CEO, United Way of Lake County.

On October 26, 2018 United Way of Lake County was honored by the Lake County Development Corporation during their 60th Anniversary. Our President & CEO, Jennifer McCarty, accepted the award on our behalf, which recognized our organization as one of Lake County’s “Top Economic Drivers.” We were proud to share the moment with board members Scot Park and Brandi Serger Haught, and board member and 2018 campaign chair Morris Beverage III, who all joined us in support.