Day of Action

EIGHT DAYS OF HOPE. ONE DAY OF ACTION. JUNE 8, 2017.

HOW WILL YOU TAKE ACTION?

Each year in June, hundreds of people around Acadiana come together to harness the volunteer spirit and improve the conditions in which they live.

United Way of Acadiana invites people and organizations to take action June 8, in partnership with the Eight Days of Hope initiative.  Our goal is to provide support to individuals and families who are still recovering from the devastating 2016 flood.  Additionally, volunteers will help make a difference around the issues of school readiness, helping families meet their basic needs and lending their muscle to beautify local communities.

“There is an opportunity for everyone to get involved on June 8, either through the workplace or as an individual volunteer,” explained Deidra Lewis, volunteer mobilization manager. “Day of Action is an opportunity for Acadiana to help make a difference in their local communities.” United Way of Acadiana and Cox Communications, the official sponsor of the 2017 Day of Action, invite everyone to be part of the change we all want to see in our communities. Because great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.”

 

Day of Action volunteer opportunities include:

  • Install smoke detectors in local homes affected by the recent flood.

  • Build a Little Free Library to promote literacy and the love of reading.

  • Build a Little Free Pantry to provide healthy snacks to local children.

  • Help to beautify a local park by painting playground equipment, sprucing up a Born Learning Trail and more!

  • Lend your muscles to help complete a school makeover project at a local school in Lafayette parish.

  • DRIVERS NEEDED:  Utilize your truck/trailer to help deliver furniture throughout Acadiana.

  • Volunteer to help load and unload furniture throughout Acadiana.

  • Host a food drive, book drive or personal hygiene drive! 

                       Download a food drive toolkit here!

                       Download book drive toolkit here!

                       Download personal hygiene drive toolkit here!

Ways to take action for 2017 Day of Action:

  1. Register below by June 5 to volunteer!

  2. Help spread the word by sharing this opportunity via social media!

 

“Day of Action is about bringing the community together to take action in ways that benefit us all,” Lewis added.

 

TO SIGN UP TODAY, CLICK HERE!

 

For more information about Day of Action, please contact Deidra Lewis at 337.706.1226 or deidra.lewis@unitedwayofacadiana.org.