Day of Action: June 21, 2019
Each year, United Ways across the country participate in a national day of service called Day of Action. It's the perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves and let your actions speak louder than words. It's the perfect way to show, by example, what it means to LIVE UNITED.
United Way of 1000 Lakes has partnered with Itasca County Habitat for Humanity and the Itasca County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to help residents in the Oakland Addition care and maintain their homes.
Projects can include:
- Yard: leaf-raking, landscaping, gardening, pruning
- Exterior: window washing, painting, installing ramps and grab bars
- Minor Repairs: steps, doors, windows, roof
- General Clean-up: dispose of items such as garbage, mattresses, old appliances and electronics
In conjunction with Day of Action, United Way coordinates a community-wide Personal Care Drive throughout June, to help children and adults at risk of meeting their basic needs. The care items will be redistributed throughout the community to help disconnected youth, veterans, and the homeless.
Do you or someone you know need help with a project at home? Complete the registration to request assistance. Once your registration is received, you will be contacted to determine your eligibility for volunteering, funding, and loan program assistance. *Application period is now closed.
Project Map: Navigate Day of Action projects on your phone using our interactive map.
Day of Action Schedule:
8:30 AM Volunteer Check-in (Oakland Park located at 1230 SE 4th Street, Grand Rapids)
9:00 AM Morning Session (volunteers report to project areas)
11:30 AM Afternoon Volunteer Check-in
12:00 PM Lunch provided by Sweet Amelia's - Veteran's Park Pavilion
12:30 PM Afternoon Session (volunteers report to your project area)
3-5 PM Health & Hygiene Packing Party at Klockow Brewing Company
Parking & Transportation:
Parking is available along Oakland Park and at Veteran's Park. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation. Arrowhead Transit will be offering free rides through Dial-A-Ride to and from Day of Action. To schedule, call 1-800-862-0175 (option 4).
Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If a crosswalk is unavailable, be sure to wait for a long enough gap in traffic to cross the street. If possible, make eye contact with the driver of a stopped or approaching vehicle before entering the roadway. Stay on sidewalks whenever possible.
What to Bring:
Please bring close toe shoes and/or boots, and protective gloves. Also wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring protective eye wear, sunscreen, and/or bug repellent. Optional: water bottle, lawn chairs, blanket for sitting.
Personal Care Items for the Health & Hygiene Drive: (full size) shampoo; deodorant; bar soap; toothbrush and toothpaste; lotion; hair comb/brush; sun screen; lip balm; adhesive bandages; antibiotic ointment; tampons; panty liners; laundry detergent; diapers; (new) washcloths, hand and bath towels; and prepaid gas cards.