August Newsletter
United Way of Greater McHenry County allocated $860,000 to
30 nonprofit partner agencies beginning July 1st! To see the full list of partner agency grants awarded and the programs supported, click here! 
United Way fights for the health, independence and financial stability of every person in McHenry County.
Board Member & Crystal Lake Native Jeff DeHaan named as 2017-2018 Campaign Chair

"I’m excited and energized to take on the role of campaign chair this year and look forward to being able to directly impact those in need in our county," said DeHaan.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of United Way since 2013, where he served on several committees before taking on this role.
Join the Hand-Raisers at United Way's Annual Kickoff Breakfast

Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 7:15am Breakfast, 7:45am Program
Where: Holiday Inn Crystal Lake at 800 S. IL Route 31
Cost: Free
RSVP: Send an email to harnold@uwmchenry.org or call (815) 363-1377

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR BREAKFAST SPONSORS:
Centegra Health System
ITW
Baxter & Woodman
Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C.
United Way News 
LIVE UNITED Masterpiece
Executive Director Carole Peters accepts a piece of original LIVE UNITED artwork donated by Norah Cisco, 6, on August 20th. Norah explained her watercolor is of a city and country coming together! What a masterpiece! Thanks, Norah!
Welcome Walter Ripple
W e are excited to announce our newest board member, Walter Ripple! Walter is a champion and enthusiast of United Way of Greater McHenry County and we are so EXCITED to have him join us! He is the Vice President & General Manager of the GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers division of PolyOne Corporation. Welcome, Walter!!
September Events 
Charter Dura-Bar Carwash & Classic Car Show
Friday, September 15th
6:00am-3:00pm
Dura-Bar Parking Lot/Shipping Area
1800 West Lake Shore Drive in Woodstock

$10 per vehicle plus bring extra cash for hot dogs, the bake sale and raffle tickets!
Riverside Pub's Annual RibFest Benefiting United Way
Sunday, September 17th
2:00pm-6:00pm
Riverside Pub
1625 IL Route 176 in Crystal Lake

Bring the family to enjoy Riverside's famous smoked ribs, drink specials and live music by Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama. Bring extra money for our 50/50 raffle and our basket raffle!
Are You Interested in Running An Employee Workplace Campaign?
Do You Need New Materials for Your Campaign Launch?
Would You Be Willing to Host a Special Fundraiser?
Want to Get Involved But Don't Know Where To Start?
Need Help? Call 2-1-1
United Way of Greater McHenry County is proud support the 2-1-1 Community Help Line. This is a free and easy way for people to access help with almost any challenge. Dialing 2-1-1 from any phone in McHenry County will connect you with a call center that will asses your needs and give you referrals!