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Women United

Women United® is United Way of Will County's women of social change initiative.  We are a diverse, vibrant group of women who use their power and passion to impact our local community.

 

Mission

Igniting the power of women, impacting our local community. 

 

The Women United Commitment

United Way of Will County’s Women United fights for the self-sufficiency, health, safety, and education of every person in Will County. We care about our community; we want to make it a better place for all and we show it!  With our Community Baby Shower, we bring baby wellness items overlooked by SNAP and WIC to parents and babies in need. With the upcoming creation of our Learn to Read-Read to Learn project, we will encourage young minds and promote childhood literacy.

 

Member Information

·         Members – Women United will not have monthly meetings, instead members are expected to support and participate in Women United social change projects.  

·         Board Members – General Member commitments in addition to attending quarterly Board Meetings to set the course for Women United.

 

Our Social Change Projects

These projects are organized and planned by Women United members. These are not typical volunteer events, but will include a volunteer piece. To learn more about Social Change visit here: https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/news-and-events/2017/11/what-is-social-change

 

·         Community Baby Shower: This project fulfills the baby wellness item gap between SNAP and WIC.

o   Women United will plan and organize a Community Baby Shower to coincide with National Diaper Awareness Week in September.

o   Community Action Team planning the initial Community Baby Shower begins in April and will meet the 4th Wednesday of the month, when needed.

o   To learn more about Community Baby Shower, click here.

o   Next planning meeting:

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 PM
 
Big Red Room
Lewis Memorial Hall (Student Union)
1 University Pkwy,Romeoville, IL 60446

 
 

·        Read to Succeed: This project encourages elementary school children to learn how to read in order to enable future learning.

o   Women United will design and implement the Read to Succeed program, including creating pocket libraries for underserved communities.

o   Community Action Team will begin meeting in April, and meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month, when needed.

o   To learn more about Read to Succeed, click here.

o   Next planning meeting:

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 PM

Cultural Center
Lewis Memorial Hall (Student Union)
1 University Pkwy, Romeoville, IL 60446

 


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