For Immediate Release
July 8, 2015
UNITED WAY CONTACT
Lillian Moss, Communications Assistant
United Way issues call for projects for Nancy Perry Day of Caring
TOPEKA, KAN. –United Way of Greater Topeka’s Nancy Perry Day of Caring is set for August 28, 2015. Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit potential projects to be completed by community volunteers.
“We are always excited to see projects start rolling in,” said Kimberly Wolff, United Way Director of Volunteer Engagement. “The Nancy Perry Day of Caring is a great illustration of how much impact we can have on the community when we come together. Local nonprofits really benefit from having extra hands available for those large or out-of-the-ordinary projects.”
“Last year 700 volunteers worked a total of 3,413 hours completing 60 projects for 35 community organizations,” Wolff said. “The Independent Sector values a volunteer hour at $22.14. Last year’s Day of Caring hours were worth more than $70,000 to the community. Instead of spending money making repairs or improvements, nonprofits can use that money to help people in need.”
The Nancy Perry Day of Caring is made possible through the generous support of Platinum Sponsor Security Benefit, Gold Sponsors Capitol Federal and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and Silver Sponsors Stormont-Vail HealthCare and Federal Home Loan Bank. Normally held in early September, this year’s Day of Caring has been moved to the end of August. Local companies often send teams of employees to volunteer, and changing the date to August avoided conflicts with work weeks surrounding the Labor Day holiday.
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.