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United Way of Will County

54 N Ottawa Street, Suite 300

Joliet, IL 60432



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        

Contact: Samantha Young





JOLIET—Exactly one year following their 80th Anniversary Celebration, United Way of Will County looks to the future with a county wide women’s initiative.


The Little Black Dress Soiree, hosted by United Way of Will County, will be an evening of elegance, style and social change on Feb. 1, 2018. Women ages 21 and older are invited to adorn their little black dresses from 6-10 p.m. at the Renaissance Center in Joliet. This event is presented by ComEd and sponsored by Susan Hohlman of Mary Kay.


The night will feature boutique shopping from local vendors, raffle prizes, silent auction centerpieces, dancing and a cash bar. Each ticket admits one into the event, appetizers and desserts for the evening and an automatic entry into the door prize raffle, a pearl necklace and matching earrings, courtesy of David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry.


Tickets for Little Black Dress Soiree are $45 and can be purchased online at or by calling 815-723-2500. Information regarding sponsorship levels are available on the United Way of Will County website,


This inaugural event will launch Women United, United Way of Will County's Social Change Initiative-- igniting the power of women, impacting our local community. The purpose being to fight for the self-sufficiency, health, safety, and education of every person in Will County.


United Way of Will County’s, Development Director Sarah Oprzedek stated, “Through our collective passion, expertise and resources, Women United will lead local efforts to lift up lives, build a stronger community, and leave a legacy of change in Will County.”


Women United works to create change through projects. The Community Baby Shower brings baby wellness items overlooked by SNAP and WIC to parents and babies in need. The creation of their Learn to Read-Read to Learn project will encourage young minds and promote childhood literacy.


More information regarding Women United and how to become a member will be available during and directly following the event.


United Way of Will County is the host of an extensive network of individuals, funded partners, and corporate affiliates that fights for the self-sufficiency, health, safety, and education of every person in Will County. 1 in 3 people in the community receive assistance through programs and services funded by United Way of Will County. As a 501c3 nonprofit with a vision to unite Will County communities and resources to empower people and create positive, sustainable change, United Way of Will County has been active in our community since its founding in 1937. For more details regarding their community impact, visit





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