United Way Services of Geauga County Hosts Day of Action Empowering Hundreds of Volunteers to Build a Stronger Community

United Way Services of Geauga County is, once again, rallying volunteers throughout the community on June 22nd for a Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 450 communities around the world.

Local residents, families, and organizations will gather at United Way Services of Geauga County, 209 Center Street in Chardon, On June 22nd to participate in projects that support the health and well-being of people in our community who are struggling to fulfill their basic needs. The Day of Action mirrors the work that United Way does year-round: empowering people to affect positive change in their own backyards.

“Through an extensive study of Geauga County, United Way has learned that 25% of the households in our community are struggling to fulfill their basic needs. This means housing, childcare, transportation, and even food needs are not being met,” said Kimm Leininger, Executive Director, United Way Services of Geauga County. “With the projects on the Day of Action we are making efforts toward bridging the gap by making sure all families have access to food resources.” On United Way’s Day of Action, we are focusing on these Food Insecure households by creating food sources in the form of community gardens and providing food directly to those who need it the most by packaging meals and distributing to seniors and families.

Day of Action activities include a breakfast kick off at 8:30 am followed by volunteer projects and an after-party lunch where volunteers will celebrate their accomplishments. Onsite projects include; Assembling Breakfasts, Lunches, Summer Backpacks, building Container Gardens, and putting together Easy Meals on a Budget Cookbooks. All items will be distributed through the Geauga Hunger Task Force & Food Pantries, Home Delivered Meals, and Women United’s Summer Reading and Feeding Program. In addition, volunteers will build new, or prepare and plant in existing, gardens throughout Geauga County.

United Way would not be able to do this work without the generous support of our sponsors.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors: Fairmount Santrol and The Geauga Hunger Task Force, Garden Sponsors:
Geauga Savings Bank, ShelbySpear.com and Sport Rack, and Event and Project Sponsors: Geauga Growth
Partnership, Hagan Street Rod Necessities, Home Instead Senior Care, Tracy & Bonnie Jemison, Kinetico, Mangus Equipment, Moseman Law Office, and Women United of Geauga County.

United Way invites members of the community to participate in this event by registering as an individual or as a group or team. Go to United Way Services of Geauga County and click on Day of Action 2018 or contact bcovington@uws.org for more information and to register.

United Way Services of Geauga County unites people and resources to improve the quality of life in our community by collaborating with local stakeholders to address community needs and providing support to local agencies. Our vision is to measurably improve the self-sufficiency of individuals and families in Geauga County.

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