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New learning environments highlight importance of Move the Middle initiative

"I believe given the current situation, the Move the Middle initiative has an even greater responsibility to ensure students' needs are being met."
—Nicole Bennett, Achievement Advocate, United Way of Rock River Valley

Dominic only shows up to middle school a few days a week. His home life is unstable, night to night he doesn't know where he'll sleep. His grades dip to failing levels — on top of missing assignments from not being in school consistently, when he is there, he struggles to concentrate as so much weighs on his mind.

Round three of Emerging Needs Fund distributes another $250,000 in community support

In a third round of grant allocations through United Way of Rock River Valley's COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund, 25 non-profit agencies in Winnebago County received $250,000.

Eight ways to thank frontline workers

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you!

May 5: Say Thank You

$250,000 awarded to 33 non-profits from COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund

United Way of Rock River Valley makes first round of grant allocations from COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund.

United Way of Rock River Valley (UWRRV) announced it, in collaboration with the 815 Community Response Team, has awarded $250,000 in the first round of grants from its COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund to 33 non-profit organizations in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties that are responding pragmatically to the needs of individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.

Kjellstrom Foundation pledges $125,000 for COVID-19 relief

The Kjellstrom Family Foundation pledges $125,000 to United Way of Rock River Valley COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund.

The Kjellstrom Family Foundation announced it is pledging $125,000 to United Way of Rock River Valley’s COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund. The Foundation will match each dollar donated by the public up to $125,000. The fund is already nearing $50,000 in donations thanks to $26,000 from Meijer, $10,000 from an anonymous donor and donations ranging from $10 to $2,000 from members of the community.

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