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Join in local options for Day of Action

8:58 PM, Jun. 8, 2013  |  Comments
Transportation can be a challenge for those who can't afford the trip to and from work. United Way's Day of Action includes a bus token or pass collection to help those in need.
Transportation can be a challenge for those who can't afford the trip to and from work. United Way's Day of Action includes a bus token or pass collection to help those in need.
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The Brown County United Way offers a number of suggestions for participating in the Day of Action on June 21.

Partner with a pantry

Your pledge to partner with a pantry will contribute to one of Brown County's top needs - food, according to 2-1-1 data analysis. There are many ways to contribute to food pantries such as having a fundraiser or a food drive weeks before the Day of Action.

For the Day of Action, your proceeds from your fundraiser or food drive would go to a food pantry in Brown County of your choice.

Drive a collection

Baby items: Participate in our baby item drive, where we are collecting items such as diapers, bottles, formula and pull-ups to name a few. All diapers would be collected in collaboration with Brown County United Way's Diaper Drive.

Laundry: Those who do not have enough money to make ends meet would like to have clean clothes. On the Day of Action the collections or donated items you pledge will be presented to St. Vincent de Paul and other community programs where they would be distributed to the individuals and families in need of clean clothes. Pledge to donate laundry funds, bleach, detergent or fabric softener.

Hotel vouchers: Do you want to help with the second-highest unmet need in Brown County, according to 2-1-1 data analysis? On the Day of Action, your pledge to our housing voucher drive will be distributed to numerous community programs to provide hotel vouchers to families who need short-term housing assistance.

Bus tokens: For many individuals, a barrier to work is a matter of transportation. It does not seem like a big deal but, bus tokens, bus passes or funds towards public transportation donated will be presented on the Day of Action to Forward Service Corp. for distribution.

Recycling: Cyberworks is offering complementary pickup services to businesses, schools, and individuals willing to host or requiring electronic recycling during the Day of Action week. They recycle anything with a plug, and all proceeds will be contributed to meeting our communities top needs.

Join a service project

Home improvement projects: Do you prefer a hands-on activity, one where you can see immediate results? Service projects are just that - repairing a roof, changing light bulbs, painting, building a ramp or fixing a fence are just a few of the ways you can help. Pledge to donate time and material to a home improvement project.

School-related projects: A team of volunteers is needed to come to a summer program site to prepare or provide a lunch of their choice and serve to Green Bay Boys & Girls Club kids. Volunteers have the option to sit down and eat with kids and play games following lunch.

Bay a Day

Do you own a garage or service bay? We are looking for those who can service or repair cars to pledge a Bay a Day During the week of June 21.

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