United Way Encourages Community To Make June 15th A ‘Day of Action’

Freeport, Illinois — On June 15th, United Way of Northwest Illinois will host their annual Day of Action. The day is designed to allow community members, service clubs, and businesses to get “hands-on” with the work of the United Way and our partners. Day of Action allows volunteers to make a difference in their local community and find out more about the work that the United Way engages in year round. Our Day of Action event will focus on initiatives that aim to improve outcomes in Education, Financial Stability, and Health in our local community.

We have a variety of great projects including a workbook and literacy kit giveaway (open to the community), a tool drive to benefit the work training program; Project Salvage, a bike build and distribution for foster families, a community clean-up in partnership with “Be the Change”, and book prep for our Summer Reading Club. These are just a few examples of the volunteer projects that will go on throughout the day. Lunch will also be provided at noon for the volunteers at the Stephenson Co. Farm Bureau.

Volunteers or interested sponsors can sign up by contacting the United Way office at 815-232-5184 or by visiting our website at http://www.uwni.org/dayofaction. Day of Action projects are made possible by our generous sponsors who believe in LIVING UNITED. Our sponsors include; Freeport Lions Club, Jones Farrar Magnet School Students, and Kimberly-Clark’s Depend brand. The Depend brand and United Way are coming together to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual’s life, with a focus on volunteering.

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