Press Releases: June 16, 2020
Houstonians Encouraged to Give Back to Local Community through Virtual “Day of Action”
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Houstonians Encouraged to Give Back to Local Community through Virtual “Day of Action” Hosted by United Way of Greater Houston
HOUSTON, TX (June 16, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues have a devastating impact on the region’s individuals and families, United Way of Greater Houston is hosting a “Day of Action” volunteer event to support those in need. Participants in the June 26, 2020 virtual event will complete volunteer projects from the comfort of their home at little to no cost to the participant.
All participants will receive a project guide prior to the event with details for each project and will be able to join a kickoff webinar on the morning of June 26. Volunteer projects fall into the following categories:
- Disaster Response – Notes of encouragement for essential workers; hurricane preparedness kits; and care cards for seniors or families living in shelters.
- Basic Needs – Assembly of breakfast bags for homebound senior citizens or snack packs for students who rely on school resources for meals; and activity kits to keep seniors engaged and busy while remaining isolated due to COVID-19.
- Summer Learning – Assembly of family game kits and summer activity kits to keep families and children beat boredom and stay mentally engaged during time off from school; donation of books and design of a printable bookmark for each donated book.
“Now more than ever, families and individuals in our region need support as they face the unknown due to COVID-19,” said Emily Faron, manager, volunteer engagement, United Way of Greater Houston. “The Day of Action is a great way to not only give back to those in need, but understand what United way does year-round to support our community’s most vulnerable.”
Once the projects are completed, participants are asked to deliver the finished item to a suggested nonprofit organization in their community by July 3, 2020. To view available projects and register, visit www.unitedwayhouston.org/about/volunteers/dayofaction/.
About United Way of Greater Houston
For nearly 100 years, United Way of Greater Houston has brought together diverse partners and approaches to address the complex challenges holding people back. We are a driving force for good that connects our neighbors with opportunities to thrive. We help our neighbors achieve financial stability. We provide services that support the physical and behavioral health of families and youth along with educational services that expand their skills and horizons. We provide a safety net that catches the most vulnerable. We manage every donation with care to make the greatest impact across the four-county region of Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. We connect neighbors with help 24/7 through our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. For more information, please visit, www.unitedwayhouston.org.