United Way issues call for projects for Nancy Perry Day of Caring

For Immediate Release: Aug. 4, 2014

UNITED WAY CONTACT: Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director
Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592
E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org

TOPEKA, KAN. (Aug. 4, 2014) — United Way of Greater Topeka’s Nancy Perry Day of Caring is set for Sept. 12, 2014. Non-profit organizations are invited to submit potential projects to be completed by community volunteers.

“Topeka is known as a generous and caring community,” said Sally Wright, United Way director of volunteer engagement. “The Nancy Perry Day of Caring will bring the Topeka community together and help strengthen our civic engagement.”

“The Nancy Perry Day of Caring is a win-win situation for the Topeka community,” said Wright. “The non-profits receive ‘free labor’  and also have the ability to introduce volunteers to their organizations.”

The Nancy Perry Day of Caring is made possible through the generous support of Platinum Sponsor Security Benefit, Gold Sponsor Capitol Federal and Bronze sponsors Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Federal Home Loan Bank and Prairie Band Pottawatomi Nation.

To submit a project, visit the Get Connected volunteer website at https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/volunteer/. For more information email dayofcaring@unitedwaytopeka.org.

ABOUT UNITED WAY

United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community.

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