Thursday, July 07, 2022
United Way of Wayne County Gears Up For Day Of Action

United Way of Wayne County Gears Up For Day Of Action

United Way of Wayne County is gearing up for this year’s Day of Action, a day focused on engaging and mobilizing community volunteers to serve on June 21, 2022. This year, United Way of Wayne County is collaborating with several local nonprofit agencies to complete day projects with the help of local businesses, civic groups, and individuals.

United Way Day of Action is an enterprise-wide effort each year on June 21 to recognize volunteering as an essential part of the brand promise and engage individuals (outside of the campaign) in its work on education, financial stability, and health. United Way agencies, both domestic and abroad will leverage this day as an opportunity to recruit new volunteers, inspire existing supporters, tell their stories, and advance their objectives.

United Way of Wayne County asked local nonprofits to submit projects they would like to receive help with and received several responses. “Local nonprofit agencies continue their selfless work in assisting those in need, even in these trying times. We are very excited at the response we received for this year’s Day of Action, and we look forward to helping them complete these projects,” said Pilar Parks, Community Investment and Engagement Director at United Way of Wayne County.

Projects submitted are as follows: assembling personal toiletry items for Totes of Hopes with the American Red Cross (to benefit the homeless vets in Wayne County and Eastern North Carolina), Meals on Wheels food delivery with WAGES, DIY furniture-making with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, landscaping work on the Healing Garden of Carver Height Elementary School, clean up and laundry room make-over at the Wayne Uplift Domestic Shelter and admin office, food sorting for the Salvation Army’s pre-summer food giveaway, library makeover of the Boys and Girls Club-Goldsboro location, and collection drives for baby items for Wayne Pregnancy Center and school cleaning supplies for Communities Supporting Schools. Personal toiletry items are also being collected for Totes of Hope.

“We hope that by helping complete these projects, our nonprofit partners can take a breath and focus their energies on more pressing matters,” said Sherry Archibald, Executive Director at United Way of Wayne County. “United Way of Wayne County is grateful for the partnership with our corporate investors and sponsors like Anchor Coupling, Piedmont Natural Gas, Crawford-Henderson Insurance, Seymour Funeral Homes, and Melissa Throm that have already pledged their support to this important collaboration,” she continues.

The United Way Day of Action projects will be held in different locations in Wayne County and will begin at 9 am. Volunteers and collection drive sponsors are needed and United Way of Wayne County invites local businesses, civic groups, government/nonprofit agencies, and individuals to participate as a volunteer, a donor, or collection drive sites. Parties can register at https://www.unitedwayne.org/projects-2-1 and click on the project they are interested in. Some restrictions apply.

Below is the full list of needed items:

  • Totes of Hope (New and unopened items)
  • Socks (men sizes 9-11)
  • Combs/Brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Bars of Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash (travel size)
  • Dental Floss
  • Lip Balm
  • 3-1 Body Wash
  • Rain Poncho
  • Deodorant
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Disposable Razors
  • Sewing Kits
  • Shaving Cream
  • Notepad
  • After Shave Lotion
  • Pens
  • Nail Clippers
  • Adhesive Bandages
  • Hand Sanitizer (travel size)

  • Baby Items
  • Baby formula
  • Diapers
  • Baby toiletries
  • Clothing (prefer boy items)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Facial tissues
  • Paper Towels

Please direct questions about the Day of Action or each project to Pilar Parks at (919) 735-3591 or pilar@unitewayne.org.

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