Please Stay Safe and Warm … Community Campaign Celebration Cancelled for January 30, 2019

Heart of Illinois United Way Community Campaign Celebration Cancelled!

Due to the weather on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Heart of Illinois United Way is cancelling our Community Campaign Celebration so everyone can stay safe and warm.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support. Look for an announcement soon as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2018!

We invite you to join our Success By 6 classrooms for Read Across America Day!


Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.

– Dr. Seuss

Create a memory this February …we invite you to join one of our Success By 6 preschool classrooms for Read Across America Day. You’ll have a great time reading The Mitten and acting out the story!

  • About The Mitten: One by one, woodland animals find a mitten and crawl in …  first a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Several animals sleep snugly in the lost mitten until a bear sneezes!
  • Volunteers will be reading to 3-5 year-old preschool students, so be prepared to have fun and engage a young audience.
  • After reading the book, volunteers will help the teacher layout a large “mitten” (a large sheet) and help the children take turns as the book’s cast of characters. The grand finale … a large sneeze by the bear and everyone in the class!
  • Each Success By 6 classroom will have a kit with character masks and a large “mitten”.

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