United Way of the Bluegrass Teams Up with local Walmart Stores to “Fill the Truck”

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For Immediate Release


Lexington, KY – November 26, 2013 - United Way of the Bluegrass is joining forces with select Walmart stores to “Fill the Truck” with new toys and coats to benefit local children in need this holiday season.

Volunteers will be collecting new toys, coats and Walmart gift cards outside the Richmond Road Walmart and Nicholasville Road Walmart Supercenter on November 30, December 7 and December 14. Customers can conveniently pick up a new toy or coat while shopping, then drop donations in the truck located outside the store. United Way of the Bluegrass and Walmart are proud to partner with Vincent Fister, Inc. to “Fill the Truck” and deliver gifts to children in need this holiday season.

Volunteers will be collecting items on the following dates to benefit a number of local charities:
· Saturday, November 30 – 9am-5pm - to benefit The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families
· Saturday, December 7 -9am-5pm donations to benefit the Catholic Action Center
· Saturday, December 14 - 9am-5pm donations to benefit GreenHouse17 and Chrysalis House
For more information, please visit www.uwbg.org/FillTheTruck or dial 2-1-1

About United Way of the Bluegrass:
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-terms solutions for Central Kentucky communities. United Way has committed to three focus areas to meet the needs of today and solve the problems of tomorrow: Education, Income and Health. Systems have been developed to evaluate the quality and success of programs supported by UWBG, so investors can be assured that dollars will have maximum impact on the community. For more information, visit www.uwbg.org or call 859.233.4460.


Media Contact:
Katie Williams, Director of Marketing and Engagement
United Way of the Bluegrass