National Volunteer Week celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve their communities. United Way has planned and is offering a number of different volunteer opportunities for community-minded individuals who are also willing to inspire others in helping to address community needs.
“National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities,” says James W. Horne Jr., president & CEO of United Way of Greater Union County. “It’s about demonstrating to the community that by working together, united, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.”
Projects suitable for individuals and groups include the following:
Help sort and pack cartons going to Haiti.
April 17, 11am-5pm
After School Program Aides at Jefferson Park Family Success Center
Provide support for after school tutoring activities.
April 19-22, 4-6pm
Salvation Army Lunch Program
Serve lunch to those in need.
April 22-24, 1-4pm
Plainfield (or at your location!)
American Red Cross Truck Cleaning
Keep the Red Cross Disaster Truck clean, it’s been a busy season!
April 19-23, Flexible Time
Summit Supports Our Troops Care Package Assembly
Learn more about this great group in Summit while preparing care packages for our troops.
April 21, 10am-2pm
Cranford’s Big Dig- Walnut Avenue School
Get your hands in the dirt preparing the 2010 food garden beds and cleaning up the rain garden.
April 24, 9am-12pm
Westfield Community Food Drive
Drop off food donations at:
The Gap, 207 East Broad Street, Westfield
Banana Republic, 137 Central Avenue, Westfield
TD Bank, 560 North Avenue East, Westfield
*Westfield High School (for students only)
Baby Supplies Drive
Drop off new baby clothes, diapers and formula at Hilltop Bank during Lobby Hours.
New Providence & Summit Locations.
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