Community Engagement

Volunteers play a vital role in United Way’s work to make our community stronger.

United Way is hosting a variety of community engagement events in 2019, uniting volunteers to make a difference for our neighbors. The projects can accept large groups, offer teambuilding and networking opportunities and are planned by United Way staff. 
 
Stuff The Bus 2019 - View the results poster >
Page It Forward Book Drive 2019 - View the results poster >
Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive 2018 - View the results poster >
Stuff The Bus 2018 View the results poster >
Day of Action/KaBOOM! Playground 2018 - View the results poster >
 

VIEW OUR 2019 CALENDAR

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES


READ TO ME DAY AKRON
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Discover how great it feels to introduce a child to a lifetime love of books by volunteering to read in an Akron Public Schools classroom. Reading aloud to children stimulates language and cognitive skills and builds motivation, curiosity and memory. Volunteers may bring a library book, a book of their own, or a new book to donate to the classroom.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Deadline for registration is Wednesday October 23, 2019.
For more information contact Julie at [email protected].


HOLIDAY SNACK PACKS FOOD DRIVE
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 THROUGH
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2019

Join us to collect healthy snacks for Akron Public School students. For Akron families struggling to get by, free school lunches are a crucial source of childhood nutrition. But when school’s out, they lose access to this vital resource. Help us give local kids wholesome snacks to enjoy over their winter break, so that they can spend their holidays being happy and healthy instead of hungry.

COLLECTION DRIVE: NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11
SORT-A-THON: DECEMBER 11

DISTRIBUTION DAY: DECEMBER 18

REQUESTED ITEMS:
• Instant Oatmeal (individual packets)
• Macaroni and Cheese (microwavable cups)
• Dried Fruit/Raisins (individual packets)
• Granola Bars (nut-free)
• Crackers (animal, cheese, breakfast)
• Applesauce or Fruit Cups (in light syrup or fruit juice)
• Fruit Snacks
• Pretzels (individual serving bags)
• Popcorn (microwaveable pouches)
ALL DONATED SNACKS MUST BE NUT - FREE.

REGISTRATION FOR SORT-A-THON AND DISTRIBUTION DAY COMING SOON!

To celebrate the generosity and creativity of our volunteers, United Way will give out two awards during our Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive. Click here to learn more (PDF).

For more information or to get your collection bin contact Julie at [email protected]


YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES


When you volunteer, you see first-hand how United Way of Summit County is helping to improve lives and create lasting change in our community.