Metro United Way is proud to partner with Louisville Metro Government again this year for the 6th annual Mayor Fischer's Give A Day Week of Service - April 15-23, 2017 - and we invite you to participate!

Find Mayor's Give a Day opportunities below.

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04/15/2017Mayor's Week of Service Shoe Campaign15th District PTA Clothing Assistance Program
New and like-new shoes for students are being collected as part of the Mayor's Week of Service from Saturday, April 15, through Sunday, April 23. The shoes will be distributed by the 15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) students.

Donations of shoes can be accepted at CAP, which is located inside the Central High School Football Stadium at 319 South 15th Street, or at any Neighborhood Place location. To view a list of Metro Louisville's Neighborhood Place locations, click here:

The 15th District PTA already provides new uniforms, underwear, socks, and a belt as well as gently used clothing to JCPS students. The shoes will be especially beneficial as CAP helps clothe students leading up to the 2017-18 school year.

We need new or like-new shoes for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade twelve, with an emphasis on sneakers and athletic shoes.

For more information, call CAP at 485-7450. To find the nearest Neighborhood Place, call 574-4377.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation and help purchase new shoes for students in need, learn more about the 15th District PTA's From the Ground Up! fund here:*0
03/13/2017Provide new shoes for students through From the Ground Up!15th District PTA Clothing Assistance Program
Help the 15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA) raise money to provide new shoes for needy students in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). For more than 40 years, volunteers and donors with the 15th District PTA have provided new and gently used clothing and accessories for JCPS students. During the 2017 Mayor's Give a Day Week of Service we are launching a new fund, From the Ground Up! This fund will solicit community donations to purchase new sneakers and athletic shoes for students, which are a basic needs gap for many students and their families. Each donation of $50 will provide four pairs of shoes to students in kindergarten through high school. The shoes will be distributed by the 15th District PTA's Clothing Assistance Program (CAP), which already provides new uniforms (pants and a shirt), five pairs of socks and underwear, and a belt to JCPS students in need, currently about 10,000 students each year.

This fund would be a great way for a business, organization, place of worship, or an individual to make a big difference in the life of a child. 100 percent of all donations through check will be used to purchase shoes. (Donations through PayPal include a slight processing fee.)

If you want to participate in the Mayor's Give a Day Week of Service, this option offers a way to greatly help children by lifting your finger to a pen and affixing a stamp or clicking our website and donating online. For more information or to request a speaker to explain From the Ground Up! to your group or organization, call CAP at (502) 485-7450 or visit
04/22/2017Spring Creek Sweep in Broad Run Park21st Century Parks, Inc.
In conjunction with the Mayors Give-A-Day initiative, Parklands staff and volunteers will conduct a spring cleanup along the southern portion of Floyds Fork stream in Broad Run Park. This is the fifth annual spring Creek Sweep hosted by The Parklands as a part of the Mayor's Give-a-Day Week of Service.

This volunteer event is open to the public and will begin at the Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park with a kickoff and welcome from Parklands staff. From there, participants will break into groups and begin paddling the Fork or picking up litter along the streambank.

Volunteers are required to bring their own canoe or kayak if they wish to paddle down the creek. Those without boats will have an opportunity to pick up trash in other areas of Broad Run Park as needed. Life jackets are required for those who plan to participate by boat.

Gloves and garbage bags will be distributed to volunteers at the event. Volunteers should bring a water bottle, dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. All other tools and instruction will be provided on-site.

All participants are encouraged to register for this event, although it is not mandatory, and the event will occur rain or shine. Cancellation will occur in the case of lightning or flooding. Call (502) 584-0350 or e-mail Ali Greenwell at with questions. We hope to see you on April 22nd!
03/09/2017Mayor's Give a Day Red Cross and Almost Family Home Fire Preparedness EventAmerican Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter
Help our neighbors prevent and be prepared for home fires. Volunteers work in teams of 3 and provide fire safety education and install free smoke detectors where needed. Everyone's skill level is needed. One volunteer shares the educational material --- helping the family to plan escape routes out of the house. The second volunteer completes necessary paperwork and the third volunteer installs the free smoke detectors. Date is Saturday, April 8, 2017. Shifts are 8:30am - 1pm and noon-5pm. Sign up for one or both shifts. Event location is UAW-862, 3000 Fern Valley Rd., Louisville, KY 40213. Supplies, materials and lunch is provided.
04/23/2017Americana's Garden Service ProjectAmericana Community Center
Join us at Americana to help plant flowers, pickup and improve the grounds around the Center (including the playground, soccer field, and garden), and help reconstruct the rain garden! There is plenty of work for all and something for everyone. Please arrive any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm at Americana. No need to have experience in gardening.
04/17/2017Paint and StainAsia Institute - Crane House
Asia Institute-Crane House needs help staining our new event deck and painting our dining/event room.
04/21/2017Child Abuse Prevention Community Action Day at CASA of the River RegionCASA-Court Appointed Advocates for Abused Children
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Volunteer Appreciation Month. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is a national non-profit agency that trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children affected by abuse and neglect. CASA of the River Region is your local chapter and serves vulnerable children in Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Shelby and Spencer Counties. On Friday April 21, we need your help! Learn about CASA, our history and our mission, participate in a community workshop on the ways you can promote CASA's mission in your networks and then help distribute brochures and posters throughout the region.

9 - 10 am - CASA 101 Information and Orientation
10-10:45 am - Workshop : Developing A Plan for Supporting Our Mission
11 am- 12 noon - Brochure and Poster distribution
04/01/2017Cedar Lake: General Outdoor/indoor Maintenance/clean upCedar Lake
General Outdoor/indoor Maintenance/clean up including :
Sweeping, power-washing, painting, washing windows, planting, weeding, mulching, raking, trimming shrubs and small trees.
Fence repair, deck repair and staining.
All of these projects are ongoing and available Spring, Summer and early fall-weather permitting.
04/15/2017Mayor's Give a Day Spring Spruce-upChoices, Inc. - A Place to Call Home
Choices, Inc. is creating a place to call home for homeless women and families built on hope, opportunity, motivation, and empowerment. This spring, several of our houses need some outdoor sprucing up, including painting exterior trim, staining decks, planting flowers, and preparing the yards for summer. This will enhance the feeling of home for the families that we serve.
03/14/2017Grounds Clean-UpDay Spring Foundation, Inc.
This volunteer job involves raking leaves, trimming trees & shrubs, planting flowers, and other plants.