You Can Be A Part of 5-18 Day With the United Way and 98-3TRY!!

The United Way of the Greater Capital Region of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) is behind 5.18 Day, the largest single day of community impact with more than 40 service projects scheduled to support local nonprofits in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. ·The 5.18 projects will be managed through their re-launched platform www.unitedtovolunteer.org. Unitedtovolunteer.org is a single, user-friendly source to find volunteer opportunities. Any nonprofit can upload their volunteer opportunities to the platform at any time of the year.For 5.18 Day, it will be the source for volunteers to connect with all the Saturday, May 18 projects. UnitedToVolunteer.org allows users to sort volunteer opportunities by date, type of activity and/or nonprofit agency.The user also has the ability to log their volunteer hours. ·In addition to the service projects at the nonprofit agency sites, 5.18 Day will also have a blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross at their Everett Road location, a book drive with a goal to “Stuff a CDTA bus” with 10,000 books. Books can be dropped off at United Way offices Mon. May 13 to Thursday, May 16, normal business hours, be ordered and shipped through Amazon, or local residents can bring them to Washington Park Lakehouse on May 18 where volunteers will collect their book donations “curbside”. At 12:30 pm, volunteers, agencies and the community will be welcomed to Washington Park Lakehouse for a family-friendly celebration. There will be a Bounce house, snow cones, face painting, caricature artist, carnival games, safe IDs/fingerprints for kids and music from iHeart radio. Come be a part of the fun. Find out more by clicking here and come out and volunteer by clicking here. It's going to be a great day and wonderful way to show pride in the great 518!!!

·Nonprofit agencies currently scheduled to receive service projects includes:

oAlbany Can Code

oAlbany Community Action Partnership (ACAP)

oArbor Park Child Care Center

oBoys and Girls Club of the Capital Area

oCapital Roots

oCAPTAIN Community Human Services

oCatholic Charities Delaware-Otsego-Schoharie

oCatholic Charities Tri-County Services

oCity Mission of Schenectady

oCommunity Loan Fund of the Capital Region

oEquinox, Inc.

oFamily & Child Service of Schenectady, Inc.

oFood Pantries for the Capital District

oHomeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS)

oHope 7 Community Center

oHospitality House

oMechanicville Area Community Services Center

oMechanicville Public Library

oRefugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE)

oRegional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

oSaratoga Senior Center

oSchenectady Community Ministries

oSchoharie Community Action Program (SCAP)

oSchoharie River Center

oSocial Enterprise and Training Center (SEAT)

oTRIP

oUnity House

oWildwood Programs

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