Inland Empire United Way
December 2007 Edition
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In This Issue
Program your company phones Invest in your
2-1-1 now available through Verizon Wireless cell phones community!
Read to Kids! on December 8
Sign up for Inland Empire YNPN! Help improve lives and
BoardLinks training a success build a stronger
Stuff the Studio - KOLA holiday drive community - support
Inland Empire United
School Tools Report Card Way!
Show your support for the Celebrity Spelling Bee
Encourage local teens to give service and be recognized! Inland Empire United Way
'Tis the season for volunteering! 2007-2008
Connect your employees with the services they need! Board of Directors
Program your company phones to access 2-1-1 CHAIR
2-1-1 is an important tool for employees that provides a single point of contact for obtaining Ernest Aguilar, CEO
Lancaster Uniform Cap Co., Inc.
information. Poor performance and absenteeism due to personal problems cost local
businesses millions of dollars annually. 2-1-1 helps to resolve many of the personal issues VICE CHAIRS
that take employees away from doing their job by reducing the barriers to people asking for Ray Watts, CFRE
Associate Vice President for
and getting help.
University of Redlands
"One of the biggest challenges during a time of need is finding answers," said Janelle
Anwar, Inland Empire United Way's HR Generalist. "Healthy people that have the Bonnie Mooney, Ph.D., Family
resources they need make the most productive, motivated employees." Services Coordinator
Unfortunately, many workplace phone systems block "N-1-1" calls like 4-1-1 because they Collaborative
Ontario-Montclair School District
charge callers, but 2-1-1 is free. If your company has an internal phone system, it may need
to be programmed to recognize 2-1-1 as a valid number. Anyone who dials 2-1-1 and is not Steve Johnson, Clinical
connected can dial (888) 435-7565. Director
Lanterman Development Center
Click here to view the flyer that encourages companies to program their phone.
Questions about programming your company phones? Contact IEUW's Cheryl Community Volunteer
Genung, Director of Information Technology at (909) 980-2857 ext. 253.
Partner at Eadie and Payne,
John Abrantes, General
William Aguilar, Vice President
Dial 2-1-1 for information and referrals University Advancement
California State University, San
Now available through Verizon Wireless cell phones Bernardino
San Bernardino County residents with Verizon Wireless service can now dial 2-1-1 and Kevin Baker,
connect to Inland Empire United Way's free and confidential information and referral Business/Community Liaison
service. Alliance for Education
San Bernardino County Schools
"Getting people the help they need in an efficient manner is the goal of 2-1-1," said
Gary Madden, Inland Empire United Way's 2-1-1 Director. "Verizon Wireless is now Community Volunteer
helping the community reach our service and accomplish our goal."
Gerry Cacnio, Financial
2-1-1 service is free, but standard airtime charges will apply. 2-1-1 is also available Planner/Financial Services Rep.
through T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T cell phones. MetLife
2-1-1 San Bernardino County is funded in part by: William R. Cave, Market
Tammy Chalmers, CFO
Crime Scene Steri-Clean
. Mark Chase, West Coast
DSS Distribution Alternatives
Read to Kids! continues December 8 Betty Conti, Manager, Human
Bruce Elliot, Site Manager
Director Product Availability
Hands On Inland Empire's Read To Kids! project will continue on December 8 at Virginia Steve Franklin, General
Primrose Elementary School in Fontana. This volunteer opportunity inspires children with a Manager
love of reading. Volunteers will read in teams of two to a small group of kids, discuss the
book with them and lead them in arts and crafts activities to support the reading. Otis Greer, Community
Affairs/Guest Services Manager
Each child attending the reading club will receive a free book, and parents will receive California Speedway
counseling on the importance of reading in the home while their children attend the reading Steve Hadder, Financial
Jon Harrison, Mayor
Read to Kids! is a Hands On Inland Empire project dedicated to inspiring children from City of Redlands
underserved communities and motivating them to read. For information on sponsoring
future dates, contact Bryant Fairley at (909) 980-2857 ext. 223. Community Volunteer
Volunteers still needed for December 8! Gary Melton, Director of Health
Volunteers must sign up in advance - click here to sign up.
Glenn Miller, Director of
Leslie O'Hare Sorensen,
Ryan Orr, Sales Executive
First American Title Company
Michael Reiter, Assistant City
City of Redlands
Jane Smith, Superintendent
Fontana Unified School District
Inland Empire Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Scott Snyder, Ramp Division
United Parcel Service
Connecting Young Nonprofit Professionals with resources to
encourage success Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Elena Venegas, Department
HSBC, Consumer Lending
Harry Washington, Manager
Joann Fabric & Crafts
Inland Empire YNPN works to support future nonprofit and community leaders through Jeff Werner, Partner
professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young or new Bowen, McBeth, Inc.
professionals working in the nonprofit sector. Trisha Wright, CLCS
This new group is ready for members! Membership is free and open to anyone. Inland
Empire YNPN target group is young (age 22-45) nonprofit professionals, but the network Quick Links
benefits professionals of any age, and we encourage experienced professionals to act as
mentors! Please join today! Inland Empire United Way
Join the list-serv! Send a blank e-mail to: email@example.com In the News!
Become an active member! Upcoming events
Download and complete the Active Member Form Encouraging smart,
Then e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for a volunteer
By joining Inland Empire YNPN, you will be automatically connected to area-wide nonprofit project!
events, professional development programs, nonprofit jobs opportunities and networking
Dial 2-1-1 for services
groups among your peers. For more information, check out our website at
www.inlandempireynpn.org. Support Inland Empire United
IEUW hosts training for local leaders to serve on nonprofit boards Request materials to
inform your community
Last week, Inland Empire United Way hosted BoardLinks, a free training for management- about 2-1-1
level employees wanting to serve on a nonprofit board of directors.
Eleven attendees, with a broad range of experiences, explored the functions,
expectation and legalities of a nonprofit board. Guest speaker Diane Podolske, Ph.D.,
Director of Community University Partnerships at CSUSB, and IEUW's Bryant Fairley To request 2-1-1 posters,
facilitated the interactive, educational training. referral cards or
brochures, please e-mail
The next step is referring these newly or call (909) 980-2857 ext
trained volunteers with a nonprofit 246.
organization that fits their interests.
By facilitating the connection between
these newly trained leaders and
opportunities in the community,
BoardLinks increases the pool of skilled
candidates, broadens the diversity on
local boards, enhances corporate social
responsibility and ultimately
strengthens the nonprofit organization's
capacity to serve our communities.
This training will be offered quarterly with the next opportunity in February 2008.
Inquire about the next session and get connected with an organization where you
can invest your time, skills and interests. Contact Bryant Fairley at (909) 980-2857
Stuff the Studio KOLA holiday drive
Brighten the holidays for a child in need
This holiday season, KOLA and Inland Empire United Way will be partnering to collect new,
unwrapped books and toys for low-income kids in your area.
One in five children in this region live in poverty, and more than half of kids in the area
cannot afford lunch. You can help brighten the holiday season for low-income children and
teens by donating:
• kids winter wear
• coloring books
• sports equipment
Donations will be collected from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 14 at:
• KOLA Studios in Redlands (1940 Orange Tree Lane)
• Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga (exit 15 freeway at Foothill)
School Tools - Report Card
In the month of November 2007, the Teacher Resource Center served 59 teachers
with each teacher receiving about $731 worth of supplies. This month, the TRC:
• had 19 schools participate
• benefited 1,770 students
• distributed $43,156 worth of supplies (retail value)
Support the Celebrity Spelling Bee
Can you help us spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?
Inland Empire United Way is partnering with Rancho Cucamonga Quakes for the 2008
KidSmart Celebrity Spelling Bee. With your help, this event will raise funds to provide
programs that help low-income children succeed in school and increase community-wide
awareness of IEUW KidSmart and its programs.
We hope you'll step up to the plate to help local kids succeed in school. We need:
Celebrity participants (10-12)
Sample-sized food & beverage for 500 guests
Silent auction items/packages
View the flyer to learn more about how you can get involved!
Find out more on how you can join the KidSmart Celebrity Spelling Bee team, contact Fran
Robertson at (909) 980-2857 ext. 232.
TeenLinks - encouraging our youth
Teens are recognized for making a difference in the community
The Teens Make A Difference (TMAD) Program recognizes the amazing work young
people do in their community! This program is designed to recognize the volunteering
efforts of local high school students.
Teens can get started anytime by volunteering at a nonprofit or community based
organization and logging their hours on a the TMAD timesheet (click here). Volunteer
coordinators sign the timesheets, and the teen is responsible for turning it in by April 1,
2008 to ensure recognition in the annual event.
Libraries, hospitals and participating schools are just some of the places where teens can
give their time and make a difference!
To find out more about teen volunteerism, click here.
'Tis the season for volunteering!
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
Click here to view a complete list of holiday opportunities still in need of volunteers.
Family Fun Night and Pot Luck
6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20
Ronald McDonald House, Loma Linda
The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House is a "home-away-from-home" for families with
children undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses at the Children's
Hospital and other nearby facilities. The house is looking to gather a group of volunteers
who can put together a fun meal and activity night to brighten the holidays for the families.
Note: All volunteers signing up will be asked to bring one dish to feed up to eight people in
Click here for more information and to sign up!
Happy Birthday to Me!
1 - 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 15
High Desert Homeless Services, Victorville
What's a birthday like if you don't have a home? Happy Birthday to Me! is a chance to bring
joy to children living at the High Desert Homeless Shelter by creating birthday parties for
those who might not otherwise have one. Volunteers are needed to serve food, decorate,
clean up, coordinate games, wrap gifts and have fun! Come on out and help brighten a
Note: Each volunteer who signs up is asked to contribute $10 to pay for the expenses of
party goods, refreshments and decorations.
Click here for more information and to sign up!
Thank you for supporting Inland Empire United Way!
Volunteer through www.HandsOnInlandEmpire.org
Donate in-kind product or services by contacting Fran Robertson at (909) 980-2857 ext.
Donate online or sponsor an initiative.
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