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Projects Needed for July 29 Day of Caring May 19, 2015

Projects Are Being Sought for United Way Day of Caring on July 29
Neighborhood groups, non -profits and other community organizations are invited to provide a project for this year’s Day of Caring, scheduled for Wednesday, July 29.  This year, United Way of Southern Kentucky is seeking projects in these four focus areas:  Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net.  Examples of project ideas are listed below.

The United Way Day of Caring matches community projects with teams of community volunteers and is a great way to introduce new faces to the important work your group does while filling a need or checking off a much-needed task for your organization.  Projects will be posted on the United Way of Southern Kentucky website www.uwsk.org on June 8, when the community volunteer teams (many of them from area businesses and industry) will start claiming the ones they want to do.  You do NOT have to be a United Way partner agency to submit a project proposal!

Email karen.foley@bgky.org or mhicks@uwsk.org for a full Day of Caring project proposal packet.  Please submit completed proposals by May 21 by email:  mhicks@uwsk.org or fax: (270) 843-3236 to Mandy Hicks at United Way, 1110 College Street.  You can also call with questions: (270) 843-3205.

Here’s just a few project ideas arranged by focus area, but please don’t limit your ideas to these!

Project Ideas
EDUCATION
Reading Buddies * Back to School Bash * School Supplies Drives & Distribution * Painting or landscaping at a school or daycare * Motivational speaker for Adult Literacy group * Mentor for a Day

INCOME
Personal Hygiene collection drives for low income senior citizens * Help with a Community Garden for low income families * Install smoke detectors at low income homes * Lead a Financial Stability class


HEALTH
‘Pamper Party’ for domestic violence shelter clients * Improve safety of a local park or walking trail * Restore a memorial garden for a domestic violence shelter * Personal Hygiene collection drives for domestic violence shelter or school family resource center * Painting or landscaping for a long-term care facility or end of life facility * Assist with a rape crisis center * Motivational speaking about substance abuse issues *

SAFETY NET
Host a ‘Meal Packing’ Event * Disaster safety kits * Food Drives * Food Pantry makeover
* Provide transportation for seniors * Weatherization projects *

www.uwsk.org

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