There are many ways for you to help break the cycle of poverty whenever and wherever you are! These are just a few examples of the many ways you can help your community:
Assemble hunger backpacks that provide nutritious, low fat meals to students in our community who are experiencing hunger.
Drivers will assist in the delivery of WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks to local schools.
Join in a one day outreach event that brings human service providers together for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or those on the verge of homelessness by working one-on-one with guests to escort them through the providers on site.
Put together kits designed to support parents/caregivers in their role of guiding and teaching their child to enter school ready to learn. Kits are distributed in under-served communities.
Be part of the dynamic group that calls School Readiness Kit recipients to obtain data and receive input on how the kit worked for them. This project is ideal for corporations, social groups, and individuals. Calls can be done in an office, at home, or the United Way office.
Participants will read to a class from K-3rd grade during the week of March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday.
Facilitate mock interviews and provide feedback to students to improve their interview skills.
Bring a book to life by decorating a paper lunch bag with our favorite characters and words of inspiration. Bags will be filled with a child friendly book, reading tips for parents, and more.
Assist in the creation of the Very Hungry Caterpillar bookmark kits for our Book in a Bag project.
Create cards with positive phrases like “Keep it up” or “You rock” to show that a caring adult knows the child receiving them will succeed. These cards are tucked
away into the WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks.
Collect much needed hygiene items. Your group can also assemble the items in Ziploc bags to be distributed to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Collect easy to open and eat items, assemble items in Ziploc bags to be distributed to individuals, schools or community resource centers for those who suffer from food insecurity.
Schools have a tremendous need for school supplies year round. Teachers go the extra mile and willingly pay out of pocket for classroom materials and supplies. Collect supplies for delivery to lend educators a hand.
Participants work in small groups to represent a family who works with monthly expenses and “opportunities.” As a family you must decide how to make ends meet each month, create a budget and look for ways to save money.
What is life like for a family facing poverty? In this simulation you’ll experience first-hand the real challenges of performing day-to-day tasks to sustain a family facing poverty.
Volunteering with Valley of the Sun United Way is a great way to give back while getting involved in addressing some of the most important issues facing our community today. Our Engagement Team will identify and coordinate an opportunity for you and accompany your group to serve as a liaison to ensure your volunteer day is well organized.
This online tutoring program allows students to practice guided reading with the help of volunteers and simple screen sharing with audio. Companies can sponsor a classroom at a local school to provide tutoring and an online reading program to an entire class as well as support 5-6 students in the class with a weekly 1:1 guided reading session.
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