Thanks for making 2012 Day of Action a success!
During the 17th Annual Day of Action on Wednesday, April 25, volunteers from the community assisted with 17 projects at 9 local nonprofits. Community members volunteered their time at United Way of Monroe County partner agencies and other local community organizations participating in activities such as building bookshelves, painting, spring cleaning, event promotion, and gardening.
Day of Action volunteers were hosted at a picnic lunch at the Upper Cascades Shelter. Barry Lessow, Executive Director of United Way, commented on the value of Day of Action, “Day of Action connects caring volunteers with organizations that are working to improve our community. United Way continues to see progress toward our goals of ensuring everyone has the building blocks for a better life: a complete education, stable earnings, and life’s essentials. Day of Action provides a positive team building for these generous volunteers and a much-needed boost for these important community organizations.”
Lessow continued “The day was a success because of these United Way volunteers, their workplaces, and the sponsorship support we received from these local companies: Old National Bank, Marsh Supermarket, Jimmy John’s, Master Rental Center, Noodles & Company, and Pizza X.”
Staff, students, and clients from these organizations volunteered their time to strengthen our community:
- Old National Bank
- ISU The May Agency
- Monroe Hospital
- Rogers Group
- The Service-Learning Program at IUB
- Transitional Services, Inc.
- University Information Technology Services of Indiana University
The following nine agencies hosted volunteer projects:
- Bloomington Housing Authority
- Boys and Girls Club – Camp Rock
- Crestmont Boys and Girls Club
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank
- Middle Way House – The Rise
- New Hope Family Shelter
- Stone Belt – Milestones Clinic
- WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology
- Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County
See more images from the event on our Facebook page and in our ad in the Herald-Times! Thanks to Dann Denny for his excellent on-site reporting in the H-T and to WFHB for their story about this exciting day:.
For more information about how you can get involved with the next Day of Action, please contact United Way at (812) 334-8370.