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United Way Installing Little Free Libraries Throughout Lorain County

United Way installed four Little Free Libraries this month and will be installing five more this fall and early next spring. 

Little Free Libraries have been installed at Clearview's Durling Middle School, outside the OberlinKids office in downtown Oberlin, at Midview Middle School and at Elyria East Rec. Another will be installed next week at El Centro in Lorain.

The Litte Free Libraries were built over two days by 50 volunteers from PolyOne Corporation. United Way will act as the steward of the Little Free Libraries and will replenish the books as needed.

Free United We Sweat Yoga Class Offered Every Friday at United Way Office in Lorain

United We Sweat classes have come to downtown Lorain! United Way is hosting a free weekly Yoga class every Friday from 4:45-5:45pm. The class is taught by local Yoga instructor Tom Gorman.

Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to improve health and happiness. Class is held at the United Way of Greater Lorain County office, 642 Broadway in Lorain, in the Ridge Tool Community Engagement Space.

If you're new to Yoga and don't have your own mat, we have mats available for you to try it out!

Advice from THRIVE! Dietitian Changes Health of Local Resident

Last summer, Lise Day stopped by the THRIVE! table at United Way of Greater Lorain County's annual Campaign Kickoff. THRIVE! was hosting a mock TV game show, patterned after “Wheel of Fortune,” where participants would spin a wheel and had to answer questions related to health, fitness or nutrition.   
Lise answered two questions correctly and won the exciting prize of a dietary consultation, valued at $100, with THRIVE! Dietitian Libby Showalter.

United Way Hosts Chamber After Hours

United Way of Greater Lorain County hosted the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce business after hours networking night recently in the Center for Community Transformation.  

The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly networking nights throughout the county. In May, United Way of Greater Lorain County welcomed over 70 people representing local companies and organizations to their downtown Lorain offices. 

United Way Hosts Game Night for Loyal Donors and Workplace Champions

United Way of Greater Lorain County recently hosted a game night for their loyal donors and workplace champions in the Ridge Tool Company Community Engagement Space. 

Over 20 loyal donors and workplace champions attended game night for a lighthearted evening of board games, appetizers, and drinks. Guests enjoyed popular games such as Apples to Apples, and 5 Second Rule, as well as some more obscure ones like Pass the Pigs.