United Way News
Kimberly-Clark’s Depend brand and United Way are coming together to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual's life, with a focus on volunteering. In an effort to promote this lifestyle, Kimberly-Clark’sthe Depend brand will award grant opportunities that range from $1,000 to $5,000 for United Ways in the United States and Canada that engage volunteers on United Way Day of Action.
United Way of Weld County (UWWC) has been awarded a $5,000 grant that will cover the costs of supplies given to its volunteers the day of the event. UWWC will be hosting Day of Action, a one-day, county wide volunteer event held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 18. UWWC partners with organizations throughout Weld County to host projects and encourage volunteer engagement in locations from Greeley and Evans to all the way south of the county to Frederick, Fort Lupton, Firestone and Dacono.
“Day of Action is all about making a huge impact in a short amount of time, and we’re truly honored that the Depend brand recognizes us for this effort,” said Tara Hess, volunteer engagement coordinator and account manager for UWWC. “We will be directly impacting thousands of lives in our community, and this grant will allow us to really show our volunteers how much we appreciate their time.”
Projects on Day of Action vary from landscaping, organization, painting, highway cleanup alongside Interstate 25 and more. Participating partner agencies include Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Brigit’s Bounty, Greeley Stampede, Town of Firestone, SEVA, Greeley-Evans School District 6, Weld Food Bank, Turning Point, Turn Around Bikes and UWWC. Hess said volunteers are still being recruited for Day of Action and can sign up here - www.unitedway-weld.org/dayofaction