5th Annual “Share A Pair” Drive

2016-11-25T18:54:35+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, News, Share A Pair|

Did you know that there are hundreds of students in our schools without the proper footwear for gym due to poverty or homelessness?  Help us send needy students back to school with gym shoes so they can participate in gym and be active at home! Last summer, we partnered with Youth Service Network and the International [...]

Our View: Improve our community by transforming neighborhoods, putting shoes on kids

2016-11-25T18:54:35+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Categories: News, Share A Pair|

“Collective impact” is the term used by United Way of Rock River Valley to describe its approach to effecting change. It means mobilizing partners in government and the private and nonprofit sectors, along with individual residents, to solve social problems. We got a clearer picture of what collective impact looks like last week when United [...]

Come to Volunteer Training on Aug 24

2016-11-25T18:54:35+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

Join our volunteer team! It all starts with your first volunteer training.  We ask that all of our volunteers attend a training so we can educate you on our mission and make sure you're up to speed on all of our exciting projects!  With your help, we can continue to be a positive influence in [...]

Our New Mission, Vision and Heart

2016-11-25T18:54:35+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, News|

When the spark ignited to start Annie’s Locker six years ago, I imagined helping other women. I knew from personal experience that when I made the decision to lead a healthy lifestyle, so many other things started to fall into place. My life expanded in so many ways. I wanted that for others, too. At [...]

Ladies in Recovery Run Their First 5K

2014-07-03T04:42:20+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

Thanks to our generous donors, 12 new runners in the Rockford Rescue Mission's recovery program ran their first 5K, the Biggest Loser 5K on June 14, 2014! Each $25 donation offered more than 30-60 minutes of cardio and a t-shirt... they gave these ladies the opportunity to experience an accomplishment they've never had before! This [...]

Amy’s Essay – “Training for Trails”

2014-07-22T16:09:36+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Recipient Essays, Success Stories|

"Last summer, my family fell in love – with camping! After our first family camping trip, we were hooked! We love hiking together and exploring nature – seeing places you can’t get to with your car. And I can honestly say that my family’s new found love affair with camping and hiking could not have [...]