Monday, July 27thKindergarten Readiness Day

 

Option One: Compiling Kindergarten Readiness Backpack Kits for area Childcare Centers

More than ever, educational supplies and materials are vital to prepare children for kindergarten. So, these kits will include: books, puzzles, educational toys, workbooks, crayons, piggy banks, and other supplies provided by United Way of Southern Kentucky. Quantity of kits currently available to assemble: 0 Remaining

 

Option Two: Assembling Childcare Center Administrator Appreciation Bags. Administrators will be entering a season unlike any other, so these kits may include things that will help them relax and refocus: lotion, pens, tea, notepads, and other items provided by United Way of Southern Kentucky. Quantity of kits currently available to assemble:  0 Remaining

 

Option Three: Hosting a Book Drive to Collect Books for Area Childcare Centers. The drive can be held in the weeks prior to the 27th and then the books collected can be picked up by a United Way employee or dropped off at the United Way offices on the 27th.

Number of organizations able to participate: Unlimited

 

Tuesday, July 28thFrontline Worker Appreciation Day

Option One: Writing Thank You Notes to Frontline Workers. Our frontline workers deserve so much appreciation right now, and we know the challenges will continue. A United Way employee will provide your organization with the addresses to hospitals, doctors offices, long term care facilities, or other medical facility information.

Number of organizations able to participate: Unlimited

Option Two: Creating Appreciation Kits for Healthcare Workers. We will be working with medical facilities to identify those on the frontline and ensure they receive these tokens of appreciation. Kits to include snacks, water bottles, hand cream, Emergen-C, mints, socks, candles or other items determined by your organization. The appreciation Box to be provided by United Way, the contents of the box to be provided by organizations.

Number of organizations able to participate: Unlimited

 

Wednesday, July 29th: Kind Act Day

Option One: Providing a Meal for a Local Nonprofit. Many local nonprofit agencies have been working overtime to help others through this time and this day of caring we are unable to go in to help and encourage them, you can still send a meal to encourage them during this season. We will send you a list of area nonprofits and you can select which one you would like to send a meal to and the budget and we will coordinate with the agency and the restaurant. United Way will not be included in that list.

Number of organizations able to participate: 10

Option Two: Send a Sweet Treat to Emergency Workers. Whether it is cookies, pies or donuts. We will send you the names of EMS directors and you can arrange the what, when, and where of this act of kindness.

Number of organizations able to participate: 10

 

Thursday, July 30th: Product Drive Day

Option One: Hosting a Hygiene Product Drive. Nonprofits throughout our region are in need of hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouth wash, body wash and other items. The drive can be held in the weeks prior to the 30th,  then United Way will coordinate the pick up or drop off of drive items once the drive is completed on the 30th.

Number of organizations able to participate: Unlimited

Option Two: Cleaning Supply Drive. Throughout our area nonprofits are struggling to secure necessary cleaning supplies. The drive can include items, wipes, paper towels, disinfectants, gloves, soap, all purpose cleaners and other items. The drive can be held in the weeks prior to the 30th,  then United Way will coordinate the pick up or drop off of drive items once the drive is completed on the 30th.

Number of organizations able to participate: Unlimited

 

Friday, July 31st: Senior Care Day

Option One: Sending Flowers to Residents at a Long Term Care Facility. We will work with local florists to send flowers to residents who have been alone and would appreciate the kindness of a stranger. You tell us your budget and how many residents you would like to send flowers to. 

Number of organizations able to participate: 10

Option Two: Hosting a Sock Drive for Seniors. The drive can be held in the weeks prior to the 31st and then the socks collected can be picked up by a United Way employee on the 31st or they can be dropped of at the United Way offices. 

Number of organizations able to participate: Unlimited

 

Once you have selected your project or if you would like more information on any of the projects, please contact Elizabeth Newbould at 270-843-3205 or enewbould@uwsk.org.

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