2019 DAYs OF ACTION
By mobilizing River Region volunteers for Days of Action each June, United Way improves the quality of life for everyone through efforts focused on health, education, financial stability and basic needs.
This year, Days of Action projects are themed "Can You Dig It?" and focus on health, education and the environment, as children learn about how their food is grown and about the importance of proper diet and nutrition. We will be joining forces again with E.T. Davis Elementary, and also with a new community partner, Notasulga Elementary, where volunteers will assist with summer learning camps scheduled for June 10-13 (Notasulga) and June 17-20, 2019 (Montgomery). The week in Montgomery will include a class field trip to EAT South, an urban teaching farm and new community partner this year.
Education is one of the most important building blocks for a good life. Unfortunately, too many children from low-income families do not have enough opportunities to strengthen their reading skills, which stymies their education. The purpose of this project is three-fold:
- To provide opportunities in a fun setting for pre-k to 6th grade children to develop a love for reading early in life
- To encourage young students to think about "proper food choices," the environment and how their food is grown
- To instill a culture of self-empowerment and community connection
We're recruiting more than one hundred volunteers to assist school staff with children’s activities at the summer learning camps in two locations this year: Notasulga Elementary in Macon County and Davis Elementary in Montgomery County.
There are 90-minute volunteer shifts available between 8am and noon each day. Volunteers can sign up for just one shift or as many volunteer shifts as they would like. Individuals and groups are encouraged to register (must be 18 and older).
How can YOU help with this year's Days of Action events? Simply click one of the buttons, below, and take a look at the activity list by location, sign up for those which interest you and best fit your schedule. It's that easy!
If you have questions regarding any of these activities, please call Ann Cooper at 334-323-2504, or email her at ACooper@RRUW.org
To volunteer between June 10-13 at Notasulga Elementary:
To volunteer between June 17-20 at Davis Elementary and/or EAT South:
We appreciate your continued support. Let's Live United!
Important Note: All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
- Notasulga Elementary (at Notasulga High School), 500 E. Main Street, Notasulga 36866
- E.T. Davis Elementary, 3605 Rosa Parks Avenue, Montgomery 36105
- EAT South (Downtown Farm), 485 Molton Street, Montgomery 36104
2017 DAY OF ACTION
Thanks to a generous grant from the Robert and Toni Bader Foundation and support from Scholastic, Inc., each student received a backpack filled with books of their very own -- books they can share with siblings and other family members, encouraging parental/guardian involvement in each child’s education.
With Special Thanks to Our Partners
And here's a look back at our 2016 Day Of Action project...
2016 DAY OF ACTION
Left photo: Bernice Oliver and Priscilla Duncan were two of the 166 volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors. Right photo: Ryan Callicot (from left), Susanne Trest, Josh Carter, Nichole Goff and Jodi Montalvo, all with Wynlakes Country Club, delivered meals.
To see more photos from the 2016 Day Of Action project, click here.
The 2016 Day Of Action project benefited 366 area senior citizens who were on a waiting list for the Meals On Wheels program operated by the Montgomery Area Council On Aging (MACOA), one of RRUW's 40+ affiliate agencies. These seniors are at or below the poverty line and have little or no family support. Few have opportunities for nutritionally-balanced meals.
The 2016 Day of Action Frozen Food Project began with volunteers helping to package food prepared by the Courthouse Café and by Wind Creek Hospitality's "Good to Go" food truck at the Montgomery Area Council On Aging (MACOA). The meals were frozen and then on the Day Of Action, 166 volunteers delivered the frozen meals to the 366 seniors on MACOA’s waiting list for Meals On Wheels.
More than just meals were provided. Each senior received information about 2-1-1, a program funded by the River Region United Way. If and when they have a special need, they're now aware of this information and referral service that can help address their needs.
If you're interested in learning more about future days of service like these, call Ann Cooper, V.P. of Community Impact, at 334-323-2504. To learn more about United Way's many other volunteer opportunities, click here.