Day of Action


There's still time to take part in the action from home! Join us by helping us build “teacher totes” for local educators! 


Organize a collection of donated items at your workplace, church or in your social group!

Make it a family event! Organize a group shopping trip, or visit our Amazon Wish List to shop online and ship items directly to United Way of the Bluegrass!

Donate online to support Days of Action. Your gift will directly support the 2021 Teacher Totes project. 

Visit our Amazon Smile Wishlist and order items to be included - your donated items will ship directly to United Way!

All donations must be received by UWBG on or before July 31st. Contact Jenn ( to arrange drop off or pick up of your donations.


  • Hand sanitizer

  • Dry erase markers

  • Clorox Wipes

  • Post it notes

  • Staplers

  • Sharpies

  • Highlighters

  • Ziploc Bags (Gallon)

Teacher Totes and Traditional Bank

We are partnering with Traditional Bank to provide more drop off locations for teacher tote donations between July 22, 2021 and August 6, 2021. The locations below will be accepting teacher tote donations on behalf of United Way of the Bluegrass.

  • Frankfort Location

    • 91 Arrowhead Court

  • Mt. Sterling Locations

    • 49 West Main Street

    • 1378 Indian Mound Drive

    • 637 N. Maysville Road

  • Lexington Locations

    • 3353 Tates Creek Road

    • 163 West Short Street

    • 3720 Palomar Centre Drive

    • 2197 Nicholasville Road

    • 2801 Palumbo Drive

  • Paris Locations

    • 3333 Lexington Road

    • 2106 Rocky Drive

  • Winchester Locations

    • 875 Colby Road

    • 30 West Broadway

100+ volunteers for 100th year

In 2021, the Day of Action was transformed into the Days of Action!

We united for a better Bluegrass during
Days of Action 2021!  

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During Days of Action, individuals and groups came together around solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. Volunteers participated on June 17th-18th, 2021 across the Bluegrass and completed tasks like landscaping, general clean up, painting, organizing and more. Check out some of the past Days of Action volunteer efforts in this video.


Since 2017, United Way Days of Action have yielded: