Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You're Invited: Greater Twin Cities United Way Speed Volunteering

It's official! For the fifth year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area ranks first in for volunteerism in large cities. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service's annual Volunteering In America report, we're number one! Are you proud to have contributed to the cause? Are you committed to helping Minnesota move from third to first in state rankings for volunteer rate? Check out the United Way's Speed Volunteering events on August 18 and help add hours to Minnesota's total for 2011!
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Speed Volunteering

Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, you can make a difference by joining a flash volunteer group in downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul.

Popular local celebrities and entertainment will appear at volunteer stations to help make Find Your Way Day one to remember.

Find a way to make a difference.
A variety of events will be available for you to participate in.

Healthy Snack Packs

Create healthy snacks and provide essential nourishment to hungry children in our community. In our state, 39 percent of food shelf recipients are children.

Dental Supply Packs

Assemble dental supply kits and provide bright smiles for children and pregnant mothers. Tooth decay is a leading cause of school absenteeism.

Laundry soap

Bring dignity to low-income families by providing them with laundry soap so they can wash their clothes. Government food support programs do not allow recipients to purchase laundry soap and personal hygiene products with the funds.

Education Kits

Help families experience the joy of learning together with early education kits made just for them. Only 51 percent of Minnesota kindergarteners are fully prepared for kindergarten in the areas of language and literacy.

Blankets

Make a blanket to help comfort a child. 60 minutes = 1 blanket and warmth and comfort to a child in crisis.

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