Day of Action

Bringing people together to build a stronger community, United Way of Lamar County’s annual Day of Action connects volunteers with local nonprofit organizations and some individuals to complete projects that may not otherwise get done.  

Come and join United Way of Lamar County's 2017 Day of Action on June 24, Saturday, 8:30 am - 2 pm at the Downtown Food Pantry, 124 W. Cherry St. Get ready to spruce up the waiting area at the Downtown Food Pantry! We will be painting, adding new chairs, re-doing the kids' area, and making it a welcome space for those who come to the Pantry. We are so exictied about this opportunity to partner with the Downtown Food Pantry on this exciting project.

**Prior to June 24, we need volunteers to collect children books in English and Spanish for the Downtown Food Pantry's kids' area. 

Year round volunteering: We are currently working with groups to collect items for local nonprofit organizations year round:

MONTHLY DRIVE OPPORTUNITIES
January
New socks and underwear, children, teen and adult sizes.
New or like new gloves/mittens, knitted caps, and knitted scarfs.
February – non-perishable snacks, individually packaged:
Dried fruit and dried vegetables
Nuts
Protein bar, fruit & nut bar, or energy bar
Meats – individual canned or vacuum packed meats
Jerky
Granola
Peanut butter packs
March – hygiene products:
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Mouthwash
Hair brush and comb
Shampoo and conditioner
Deodorant
Shaving cream & razors
Feminine hygiene products
Lotion
April – New socks and underwear, children, teen and adult sizes.
May, June & July – hygiene products, see March for examples:
August & September
New athletic shoes - children, teen and adult sizes.
New socks and underwear - children, teen and adult sizes.
New or gently used denim jeans - children, teen and adult sizes.
October - hygiene products, see March for examples:
November – non-perishable snacks, individually packaged, see February for examples:
December - See January for examples.
 
If you have a group or project, or you would just like to get involved contact us at 903-784-6642 or melinda.malone@lamarcountyuw.org.