Holiday Book Drive supports young readers in United Way I READ school locations

Holiday Book Drive supports young readers in United Way I READ school locations

Barnes & Noble and United Way of Rock River Valley teamed up for the second holiday season in a row to provide books to students throughout Winnebago and Ogle counties. During the months of November and December, Barnes & Noble at Cherryvale Mall have collected books from customers for young readers that will be sorted and distributed to Harlem, Oregon, and Rockford public schools, which participate in United Way’s early-grade reading program, I READ. At last count, we collected over 3,500 books. Last year, 4,400 books were...

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Think you have a tough gig? Try life as a single parent

Think you have a tough gig? Try life as a single parent

“Being a single parent is one of the hardest financial gigs out there.” Some advice for succeeding at solo parenting: http://gag.gl/4eQwL   Roman J. Salamon is Director of Communications and Marketing with United Way of Rock River...

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#GivingTuesday reminds us about communities

#GivingTuesday reminds us about communities

  A very simple idea about philanthropy has gone global and for the second year in a row, United Way of the Rock River Valley is taking part. #GivingTuesday, which takes place on December 2, is a movement to celebrate and inspire giving instead of getting during the holiday season. This global social media campaign challenges charities, families, businesses, and individuals to change the way people talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday reminds people that the holidays are not just about consumerism, but also...

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