Let us help you arrange and participate in events aimed at improving the community.
We can work with you and your organization to create a volunteering experience, a food or gift drive, an event, and so much more.
You can build team-work, develop management skills, or just give your friends and colleagues the chance to give back to the community.
“I used to have difficulty speaking in public. After working with the United Way, I have developed the confidence and experience that makes it easy for me now.” – comment from a volunteer.
Here are some other activities during the last year:
Management washed employees’ cars to raise funds for the United Way of Central Jersey Employees donated books for a used book sale One group has accepted the challenge to develop a food shopping and delivery service for home-bound seniors Another group has adopted single mothers to help them achieve financial self-sufficiency Food drives, holiday toy drives, school materials for needy families make a huge difference both in the lives of recipients and the lives of the donors.
Volunteer groups, for example, have worked with seniors and people with disabilities to provide some social interaction with populations that may feel isolated.
There was dancing at an Oktoberfest party between an octogenarian and a twenty-something volunteer!
Volunteers can do maintenance jobs that help non-profits to save money on painting and gardening, etc.
There are contributions of talent like financial skills, computer skills and fundraising that can be put to work to increase the capacity of community service organizations like the United Way.
You can help in the investment decisions to create change in the community, monitor performance of those investments and help to identify community needs.
Planned events include:
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Baby Bundles New Mothers Gift Drive
Annual Recognition Meeting
Hometown Heroes Volunteer Awards
Write From the Start School Supplies Drive
Annual Campaign to Raise Resources
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Drive
Special Events can be created that are consistent with your interests: Read to Children, Exercise with Seniors, Mentor Teens or contribute to Health, Education and Financial Stability initiatives. United Way can help you to make a difference.
Every time we reach out a hand to help, we influence the condition of all. For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org