FCA Foundation support of Northern Illinois Disaster Relief Fund illustrates collective power of caring people working together

FCA Foundation support of Northern Illinois Disaster Relief Fund illustrates collective power of caring people working together

In response to a series of tornadoes that recently hit Northern Illinois communities, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, donated $25,000 to United Way of Rock River Valley. The funds will go directly into the Northern Illinois Disaster Relief Fund to provide temporary housing and other emergency relief for families affected by the tornadoes in Boone, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago counties. Read the official release > United Way of Rock River Valley collaborated with Kishwaukee United Way, United Way of Boone County,...

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Financial literacy program empowers community advocate to better the life of his daughter and his neighborhood

Financial literacy program empowers community advocate to better the life of his daughter and his neighborhood

Myron Simmons was discouraged by his financial situation. His student loans were defaulted and he had a bad line of credit – or so he thought. This discouragement led to an avoidance that only made matters worse. Then one day he received an email from a friend about a financial literacy program with Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. He decided it was worth a shot. He neglected his personal financial situation after investing many years focusing on others as a community advocate. As a father of a five-year-old, he knew it was time to...

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Family Friday: Sharing family stories

Family Friday: Sharing family stories

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners: families! Week of the Young Child – Rockford applauds you as your child’s first and most important teachers. As part of Week of the Young Child – Rockford, share pictures and stories about your family on Facebook or post to Twitter using the hashtag #woycfamfriday as we celebrate the unique role families play in their children’s learning and development. Resource -> 8 Tips for Creating Homemade Books   This blog is part of...

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We love our volunteers

We love our volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, we’d like to say thank you to the many volunteers for creating the kind of community we all want, with the kind of opportunities we all need. By sharing time and talent in the service of others, volunteers are helping United Way build a strong foundation for collective success in our neighborhoods and our community. Because of volunteers getting involved in solutions, we’re making progress, and we’re headed in the right direction, but there is more to do. Visit www.wevolunteer.org and...

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Artsy Thursday: Think, problem-solve, and create

Artsy Thursday: Think, problem-solve, and create

Children develop creativity, social skills and fine muscles with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials – from crayons to paint, clay to crafts! As part of Week of the Young Child Rockford, create and share photos of your child’s creation on Facebook or post to Twitter using the #woycartsy hashtag. Resource -> Meaningful Art Projects Parents...

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