United Way Makes The Holidays Brighter For Many With Season Of Caring

ELIZABETH – Every year, in an effort to make the holidays brighter for Union County children and families in need, United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) mobilizes the caring power of the community through the Season of Caring initiative. Over the past five years, hundreds of volunteers have participated in “Day of Caring” volunteer projects, donating their time for the greater good, while dozens of companies in Union County, North Plainfield and South Plainfield have held donation drives to help the underserved.

“The holidays are the perfect time for people to come together and help those in need,” said James W. Horne, Jr., President and CEO of UWGUC. “Season of Caring offers every person and every company in Greater Union County a chance to get involved and help to make it a more joyous season for many people in our community.”

This year UWGUC will be arranging Whole and Healthy Food Drives as well as Season for Caring Drives (unwrapped books, games and/or toys) in companies throughout the Greater Union County area. United Way provides publicity, promotional materials, signage, boxes, identifies groups in need and arranges distribution of the donated materials. If you or your company is interested in holding a drive please contact Jeff Scheckner, Community Engagement Manager, at 1-908-353-7171 Ext. 138, or via email at jeff.scheckner@uwguc.org.

United Way of Greater Union County’s Season of Caring was established to encourage businesses and individuals to volunteer their services at local non-profit organizations. From September to December, volunteers contribute their time, talent and ideas to meaningful community service projects all across Greater Union County.

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