Make a Difference in Lake County!
United Way of Lake County recently has learned that there is a shortage of taxable items in food pantries. These are the essential items in grocery stores that food stamps will not pay for but families need desperately.
A cut in recent funding has led to a county-wide emergency need for the most basic of taxable items, including:
- toilet paper
- personal hygiene items such as toothpaste and deodorant
- laundry detergent
- dish soap
- feminine hygiene products
While our regular Feed Lake County drive boosted pantry reserves, we fell short of meeting the overall need. In addition to these taxable items, pantries need more food during the summer months. That's when families struggle most because children are not in school and not receiving the daily lunches that schools provide.
You can help!
3 Ways You Can Help Feed Lake County on Day of Caring
1. The number one way you can make a difference is to send a donation to United Way of Lake County (please mark Feed Lake County in the memo section). Mail your check to 9285 Progress Parkway in Mentor, 44060.
Every dollar we receive will go to fill pantry shelves!
2. Donate taxable items (listed above) to United Way of Lake County by e-mailing Gayle Sikula or calling her at 440.639.1082.
3. Another FUN and EASY way to help is to dine at Applebee's or Max & Erma's on June 22. These restaurants will donate 15% to 20% of your meal to Day of Caring!
Simply click on either of the above links and go to our website to print the flyers to Applebee's and Max & Erma's. Then share them with your friends!
You must present one of these flyers at the restaurant of your choice in order for 15% to 20% of your meal to go to DAY OF CARING.
About United Way of Lake County
United Way of Lake County's mission is to measurably improve the quality of lives in Lake County. United Way funds 70 programs administered through 49 agencies throughout the county. Visit www.uwlc.org for more information on United Way-funded programs, events and campaign information.