Friday, September 23, 2022
1 - 4 p.m. 
2 States - 7 Counties - Countless Transformations

Metro United Way’s Day of Action launched in 2018 to harness the spirit and power of volunteers, bringing corporate teams together to take on some of our community’s toughest challenges. Over the last four years, 1110 volunteers have taken on 100 projects in two states across seven counties.

Thank you for building a brighter path forward and showing what it means to LIVE UNITED!

Day of Action 2022 in-person projects will take place Friday, September 23, 2022, from 1 – 4 p.m.

At Metro United Way, we believe that one’s zip code should not determine a person’s opportunity or destiny, so we have focused this year’s Day of Action projects to meet the specific needs of each of the seven counties we serve.

  • Jefferson County, KY

    In 2022, we launched a place-based approach with the California neighborhood in West Louisville. By working alongside local neighborhood leaders and residents we’ve identified some of the neighborhood’s greatest needs and partnered with nonprofit agencies and organizations to host fifteen (15) Day of Action projects to address those needs.

  • Oldham, Bullitt and Shelby Counties, KY

    Day of Action in Oldham, Bullitt and Shelby counties will focus on meeting food insecurity needs throughout each county. Following COVID, we have continued to see this need rise. In some communities, there have been substantial increases to the number of children and families that are requesting assistance. We are partnering with generous volunteers like you, the Chamber of Commerce, and corporate partners in each county to support local agencies and programs that meet these needs.

    Learn more below in the Collection Drives section.

  • Harrison, Clark and Floyd Counties, IN

    In Southern Indiana, Day of Action activities will focus on our community partners who are on the frontlines assisting individuals and families with basic needs. Our basic needs providers continue to experience higher-than-normal requests for service and are facing increased program expenses related to food, utility, and housing needs. It is our hope that by addressing some small facility and/or program projects we can eliminate a few of the demands they are facing.

Day of Action is an unforgettable, hands-on experience. By giving your time to volunteer, we show what commUNITY can do to meet people’s immediate needs and work for a better tomorrow, ensuring positive, sustainable change across our seven-county region.

Thank you to the support from:

 

How You Can Take Action:

  1. Scroll below to discover more about each of the projects and pick the project(s) that is the best fit for your team. 
  2. Decide how many participants your volunteer team will have. You will reserve the number of spots your team needs and fill in the individual names later. You will be provided with a link to share with your team. Please note, you do not have to take all the spots on a project and your company can also have more than one team and participate at more than one project! 
  3. Once you’ve determined the best project(s) for your group, click on the Register button.  That button will take you to our Volunteer Connection website, which is where you will complete your registration and manage your team.  

Learn more about the registration process here. 

 

 

Ask Your Questions at our Team Lead FAQ Session on Wednesday, August 31 

The Metro United Way Engagement Team will be hosting a Team Lead FAQ call on Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding Day of Action, please join us on Zoom: 
 

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83927232572?pwd=ZVU0NFh1YTZhcEdSd25OcDQwZUdHQT09 

Meeting ID: 839 2723 2572  |    Passcode: 889039 

Registration closes Friday, September 16th   

Projects are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. | Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. | Masks may be required. 

Collection Drives

  • Book Drive for California Little Free Libraries

    The Metro United Way Little Free Libraries program, which fills and maintains over 40 Little Libraries in the community, is in need of new and gently-used books. Organize a collection drive or look through your own home library for any books you may be able to donate.

    Register
  • Bullitt County Food Drive

    Dates for the Drive:
    Sept. 5th - Oct. 5th


    Metro United Way will be sponsoring a food drive for our local Food Programs in Bullitt County for the month of September.

    Click below for full details!

    Details Here!
  • Shelby County "Stuff the Bus" Food Drive

    Dates for the Drive:
    Sept. 5th - Oct. 7th


    Farmers Feeding Families will be sponsoring a food drive for our local Back Pack Program for the month of September.

    Click below for full details!

    Details Here!
  • Oldham County Food Drive

    Dates for the Drive:
    Sept. 5th - Oct. 6th


    Metro United Way will be sponsoring a food drive to support our local food programs in Oldham County throughout the month of September.

    Click below for full details!

    Details Here!

In-Person Projects

  • Harrison County Community Services - Senior Food Boxes and Painting 

    Location: Corydon, IN

    Volunteers will prepare food boxes for Home Deliveries. Volunteers will paint several small offices.

    PROJECT FULL


  • 2NOT1 Fatherhood & Families - California Community Garden

    Location: Louisville, KY

    The California Garden is established for the entire community. The Day of Action project will help to beautify the garden. The volunteers will also help restore garden beds' decaying wood to reinforce the structure.

    PROJECT FULL

  • Brightside Cleanup

    Location: Louisville, KY

    We will be conducting a neighborhood street and alley cleanup as requested by neighbors in the California neighborhood. Your team will be assigned a zone and a zone leader with a map to help guide you in this clean-up effort.

    PROJECT FULL


  • Center for Lay Ministries

    Location: Jeffersonville, IN

    We will clean up the landscaping around the Center for Lay Ministries Food Pantry property for fall. Duties include trimming, weeding, and raking.

    PROJECT FULL

  • Hope Southern Indiana - Fall Landscaping

    Location: New Albany, IN

    Landscaping around the main building to include cleaning exterior building, spreading mulch, trimming shrubs, pulling weeds, and planting flowers.

    PROJECT FULL

  • Louisville Parks and Recreation - California Park Improvements

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteers will help Louisville Parks and Recreation Staff refurbish picnic tables, remove overgrowth, and clean-up litter from California Park. These improvements will help make the park a more safe and welcoming space for all.

    PROJECT FULL

  • Louisville Parks and Recreation - California Community Center Improvements

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteers will work on small projects around the building including lining the back parking lot, painting and landscaping. This project will help beautify the inside and outside of the California Community Center for all of the neighbors that utilize the space.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 1

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL




  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 2

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 3

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 4

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 5

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 6

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 7

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 8

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • New Directions Housing Corporation - Repair Affair 9

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Volunteer teams will assist elderly homeowners with painting and landscaping. We will have 10 teams working on 10 different homes in the California neighborhood.

    PROJECT FULL

  • Sparrow House - Legacy Cleanup at Sparrow House

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Cleaning up a historic home of the California Community that'll be utilized to benefit residents and local small business owners.

    PROJECT FULL

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