Homer 33C teachers, staff Live United Join forces with United Way to build a stronger community

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Sept. 21, 2017


Homer 33C teachers, staff Live United

Join forces with United Way to build a stronger community


Homer 33C teachers and staff are joining forces with United Way of Will County to build a stronger community for all.


Schilling School teacher and United Way Ambassador Terri Pellizzari is leading the charge, asking colleagues to skip a trip to their favorite coffeehouse each week and donate that money to United Way of Will County instead.


For $2 a week, you can help send a home-delivered meal to a senior citizen, fund an after-school program at the Boys & Girls Club or provide dental care to a family in need, she told a group of Schilling School teachers on Sept. 20.


She and United Way President & CEO Mike Hennessy are visiting all six Homer 33C schools this fall, encouraging teachers and staff to sign up for a voluntary payroll deduction and donate at least $2 per paycheck to the United Way of Will County.


“A few dollars can go a long way,” said Hennessy, explaining how donations are invested in programs, not agencies, that support Will County residents.


Among the 113 programs United Way of Will County funds are: a shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence and their children; a mobile dental unit for those in need; and a new program called Bags of Hope. The organization fills student backpacks full of a weekend’s worth of food so that when the students from Lockport, Joliet and Plainfield return to school Monday morning, they are ready to learn.


“No matter what need a student and their family may have, the chances are there is a program our local United Way is investing in,” said Hennessy.


“There is no contribution one can make that will have a greater impact on the residents of Will County than one’s contribution to our United Way of Will County,” he added.


For more information on how United Way of Will County is helping build a strong community, please check their website – www.uwwill.org.  Also, please watch this informative video about United Way: https://youtu.be/S3UjG0KHQDo


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