Volunteers show up for child well-being!
More than 30,000 people in over 400 communities around the world volunteered with United Way this past week to make their community stronger through Day of Action – a day where United Ways across the country create meaningful activities centered on specific challenges in their communities.
This year, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Day of Action focus was on volunteer events that support our work in child well-being. Did you know that of the nearly 1.3 million children living in our 13-county region, close to half a million live in communities with low or very low child well-being? While there are many groups doing excellent work in our area, not all services and resources leverage the most important drivers of change. Gaps in services and missing resources are barriers to the well-being we all strive for.
This past Saturday, more than 200 volunteers descended upon Greater Atlanta communities to volunteer and make a hands-on impact. Some of our agency partners that hosted volunteer opportunities included the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Bloom Our Youth, Midwest Food Bank, Foster Cares Support Foundation, Safehouse Outreach, Action Ministries, Gateway Center and Girls, Inc.
To take a look at this year’s Day of Action, view our Facebook photo album here.
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