For Immediate Release
June 19, 2015
UNITED WAY CONTACT
Lillian Moss, Communications Assistant
United Way of Greater Topeka Brings Volunteers Together on Day of Action
TOPEKA, KAN. – Now in its seventh year, United Way Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations around the world to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges. United Way’s annual Day of Action is set for Sunday, June 21. This year, United Way of Greater Topeka is highlighting its focus on impacting education by coordinating a book drive.
As part of a larger community effort to improve the quality of life in Topeka, United Way of Greater Topeka is mobilizing volunteers on Sunday, June 21, to donate gently used or new kindergarten to fifth grade books through local faith based organizations. All donated books will go to United Way of Greater Topeka and Raise Kansas’ efforts to reduce summer learning loss, also known as the “summer slide.” Research demonstrates that children who do not read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading achievement. If your place of worship is interested in holding a three week book drive for the Day of Action please let us know so we can deliver a book drive box to you.
with some 2.6 million volunteers worldwide, 9.6 million donors, and more than $5 billion raised every year, United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities in more than 40 countries and territories to create community solutions that improve life for everyone. Across the world, United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, civic and faith organizations, as well as educators, labor, health organizations, government and more.
To join the effort or for more information on United Way of Greater Topeka’s Day of Action, contact Kimberly Wolff at 785.228.5120.
ABOUT UNITED WAY
United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, financial stability 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 $110 million into the community.
For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $110 million into the community.