Thanks for Helping Us Support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library!

April 24, 2012 by

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the Simon and Garfunekl Tribute Concert performed by Jonathan Beedle and AJ Swearingen. Over 300 tickets were sold, raising over $10,000 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library!

The concert was a huge success and included all of the Simon & Garfunkel hits like “Sound of Silence”, “Cecelia”, and of course, “Mrs. Robinson”. Even the audience got to participant with jokes and sing-alongs. After the concert, the artists Jonathan and AJ, were gracious enough to meet with sponsors and sign autographs for anyone.

We owe a huge thank-you to Jonathan and AJ as they were incredibly nice and more than willing to autograph stuff, meet people, and even donated a signed CD.

Thank you all for making this event such a huge success!

It’s National Volunteer Week!

April 16, 2012 by

National Volunteer Week, established in 1974, takes place from April 15 – April 21 this year. This week is all about encouraging people to volunteer and recognizing those who do.

We’ll be sending out e-cards to thank all of our volunteers as well as delivering “goody bags” to all of our campaign ECMs for their efforts.

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? We’ve listed just a few opportunities below but you can also check out our website for a full list of local opportunities.

Community Garden Volunteers

Provided through the City of Elgin, these volunteers will get to help at any of the 20 Community Gardens throughout Elgin or help with administrative duties.

Days: Monday-Sunday
Best For: Individuals, Small Groups (2-10)
Frequency: Occasional

Learn more or submit an inquiry to become a Community Garden Volunteer.

5K RunFurShelter

Volunteers are needed to support one of our Third Party Events – the 5K RunFurShelter on Sunday, May 20th. Volunteers can be responsible for registration, water stations, event maintenance, and more.

Days: Sunday, May 20th
Best For: Individuals, Small Groups, Large Groups
Frequency: One-Time

Learn more or submit an inquiry to become a volunteer for the 5K RunFurShelter.

Join us, watch a Simon and Garfunkel tribute, and support a great cause!

March 29, 2012 by

We are very excited for our Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Concert on Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library! The concert is at Elgin Community College, and tickets cost $30. (Purchase Online or Call the ECC Box Office at 847-622-0300. Box Office hours are M-Th, 12-7 pm and F-Sa, 12-5 pm.)

We’d go on and on about what a great concert it will be, but we’d rather let you hear for yourself! Check out this video of the great performers, AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle.

Heard enough? Buy tickets now! Purchase Online

Thank you to our current Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective Concert sponsors:

ECC’s 6th Annual Diversity Recruitment Fair is scheduled for March 21

March 13, 2012 by

The Elgin Community College’s 6th Annual Diversity Recruitment Fair is scheduled for March 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center (VPAC) of Elgin Community College. Meet hiring managers to learn about employment opportunities for full-time and adjunct faculty, and other positions at the college. Workshops on various job search techniques and topics will be offered.

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Learn more on the ECC website.

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Concert in Elgin April 22

February 20, 2012 by

Join the United Way of Elgin for a Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Concert to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library on Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 pm at Elgin Community College. AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle have been performing a remarkable tribute to the music of “Simon & Garfunkel” for more than a decade to sold out audiences!

  • What: Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective Concert to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Performed by: AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle
  • When: Sunday, April 22, 6:30 pm
  • Where: Elgin Community College Arts Center, the Blizzard Theatre (1700 Spartan Drive)
  • Cost: $30 per ticket
  • Purchase Tickets: Purchase Online at tickets.elgin.edu or call the ECC Box Office at 847-622-0300.

All proceeds from the concert support the United Way of Elgin’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program that sends free books monthly to all children from birth to age 5 who register from Elgin, South Elgin, Hampshire, Burlington, and Pingree Grove. Learn more about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at uwelgin.org/freebooks.

Download the concert flier!

Elgin business discounts with the Caring Club Card

February 2, 2012 by

We are excited to offer the Caring Club Card, which is a way for us to thank our donors who give an annual gift of $156 or more to United Way of Elgin. Cardholders receive a discount off of purchases at participating businesses throughout Elgin.

Thinking of going out for a burger this weekend? See below for some of the great restaurant sit-down restaurant deals, or visit our site to see all of the Elgin Caring Club offers.

Elgin Restaurant Deals

Alexander’s Restaurant (1725 N. State Street, Elgin): 10% off total bill (excluding alcohol, beer, and wine).

Elgin Public House (219 E. Chicago Street, Elgin): $2.00 off purchase of $20.00 or more–dine in only (not to be used with any other certificates or discounts, not valid with weekly/nightly specials).

Grand Victoria Casino (250 S. Grove Street, Elgin): 20% off food purchases at GVC Restaurants. Alcohol and gratuities not included. Present your official United Way of Elgin Caring Club card at restaurant to receive offer. Some restrictions apply. Not valid for any participant of the Illinois Gaming Board Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program. Dine-in only. May not be combined with other discounts, offers, or comp dollar purchases. Non-negotiable. No cash value. Subject to availability. Excludes holidays. One coupon per table. Grand Victoria is not responsible for any typographical errors or misprints or for lost, stolen or expired offers, and reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time without prior notice. Redeemable only at Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois. Must be 21. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1.800.GAMBLER.

Porters Pub (1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard, Elgin): $5 off purchase of $20 or more (excluding alcohol, does not include tax or gratuity).

Rookies Bar & Grill (2486 Bushwod Drive, Elgin): 10% off total bill (excluding alcohol, beer, and wine).

The Village Squire (480 S. Randall Road, South Elgin & 125 Washington Street, Dundee): 10% off total bill (excluding alcohol, beer, and wine)

See all of our Caring Club offers!


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