United Way of Lake County is excited to bring you a range of meaningful virtual and remote volunteer opportunities. Please select from the volunteer projects below to take the next step towards strengthening our Lake County community. We encourage you to document your volunteerism through photos, and post on social media tagging us at @UnitedWayLakeCo and using #LIVEUNITED. We look forward to seeing your wonderful impact! Filling out this survey will help us keep track of any incoming donations and allow us to check in with you in case of any changes or additional information. Thank you for your support!

 Homebound seniors and veterans are isolated and cut off from their family and friends. Please consider writing letters or making cards to send to a senior living center or a veteran center of your choice.
 In preparation for our Holiday Wish List program, we will be collecting holiday wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, and bows to share with our community organizations to create beautifully wrapped gifts to share with their Home Visiting families at holiday time.
 United Way of Lake County?s Better Together Program is seeking items to assist new mothers. Please help fill this critical need by collecting items such as baby shampoo and wash, onesies, baby socks, baby bottles, baby wipes, washcloths, and diapers.
 Health and Hygiene items are a high need year-round for many individuals across Lake County, especially with the current decrease in income security. You can collect and pack the following items in kits: soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, and washcloths. Items can be packed in a clear Ziploc bag, string bag, or a large clear water bottle, to which you can add a note of encouragement
 Please help us ensure that our children have the essential tools to complete their assignments from home. You can help us collect wide ruled composition books, wide ruled notebooks, #2 pencils, sharpeners, Crayola crayons, Crayola markers. erasers, folders, dry erase markers, and blunt tip scissors.
 Gather up your card stock, markers, stickers, and any other fun crafting items and write some words of encouragement with some decorations on a bookmark for kids to come back to when they save their place in a book.
 Everyone loves to color! Coloring is a fun and expressive way for kids and families to stay busy and connected while practicing social distancing. Help collect coloring books, colored paper, crayons, markers, even watercolor paints to provide a creative outlet for our community children. Please collect items to create 4 kits. Put your items in a gift bag or a decorated paper bag.
 Food insecurity is a critical issue that many of our Lake County families face. Help feed those families by filling 2 or more paper grocery bags with non-perishable items.
 Help a family celebrate their child?s special day by creating a birthday box. Each box should contain a box a cake mix, a tub a frosting, sprinkles, birthday candles, a disposable cake pan, and a book packaged together in a bag or small box.
 Support Lake County youth with donations of calculators for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students. Donations will be cleaned and distributed to schools so students can have access to these much needed items. We are seeking basic function calculators, scientific calculators such as TI-30XIIS, and graphing calculators such as TI-84.

In order to participate in a United Way Day volunteer project, you are required to agree to the terms and conditions listed in our liability disclaimer. We also request that you agree to a photo release statement; though a photo release statement is not required.

I agree to the RELEASE OF LIABILITY FROM INJURY: I hereby state that United Way of Lake County, as well as relevant community organizations and all staff persons, will not be held responsible for any injuries, physical or otherwise, inflicted while participating in the United Way of Lake County 2020 United Way Day; nor will such stated organization be held responsible for any subsequent activities, charges or situations deemed necessary as a result of such injury.

 In order to participate you are required to agree to the liability waiver.

I agree to the ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHT TO USE IMAGES: I hereby consent to the use for public relations purposes of the images of myself taken by those affiliated with United Way of Lake County. United Way of Lake County may use these images for promotional use in any internal and external publications. I hereby assign to United Way of Lake County all of my right, title and interest in and to the above described images.

 By selecting "No," I am requesting not to have pictures of me used for marketing purposes. I am aware that it is my responsibility to remove myself from any requested photos or videotaping.

By typing my name below I agree to the above conditions and statements regarding the Liability and the Photo/Video releases and that I am at least eighteen years of age:

If you have any questions please contact:

 United Way Team Leader: Bobbi Selvik at 847-775-1022 or via email at
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