June 11, 2021 – Lexington, KY - On June 17-18, United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) will host its annual Days of Action, presented by Community Trust Bank. The regional volunteer event is an invitation for people and organizations in the area to unite in volunteerism and service.
United Way is calling for volunteers to lend a hand to local nonprofits and community organizations. “The last year has been challenging for many of us and has greatly impacted United Way, and all of our philanthropic partners. As we re-imagine and rebuild together, we hope the community will join us by volunteering during Days of Action,” said UWBG President and CEO, Timothy Johnson. “Volunteers are critical to the success of our collective work, and we still need an additional 100 people to join us next week to ensure that all of our projects can be completed.”
Local partners will host volunteer activities in multiple counties served by UWBG. A variety of projects are available for all ages and abilities and will range from 1 to 4 hours. Many projects are outdoor activities and include tasks like painting, organizing, landscaping and more.
United Way encourages participation from individual volunteers, families, and corporate or civic groups. Johnson said, “Days of Action is a great opportunity for volunteers to unite in service and make a difference in their communities. After a tough year, we hope people will come together and volunteer to help local organizations.”
2021 Days of Action partners include:
The Sunshine Center (Frankfort)
Growing Together Preschool (Lexington)
The Hearing & Speech Center (Lexington)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass (Lexington)
Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women (Richmond)
Big Spring Park – Woodford County Parks and Recreation (Versailles)
Chrysalis House (Lexington)
Jacobson Park - LFUCG Parks and Recreation (Lexington)
The Kings Center (Frankfort)
DuBois Community Center (Mt. Sterling)
Life Adventure Center (Versailles)
Volunteers will receive a t-shirt as well as two free Lexington Legends tickets. To learn more, or to register to volunteer, visit www.uwbg.org/daysofaction.
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Vice President, Marketing & Communications / United Way of the Bluegrass
859.351.8567 / Katie.Williams@uwbg.org
About United Way of the Bluegrass:
For 100 years, United Way of the Bluegrass has been fighting for the Basic Needs, Education and Financial Stability of every person in Central Kentucky. Your support helps impact people in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford counties. Visit www.uwbg.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.