Meaningful community solutions require more than money, programs, or policies. Real, lasting change is only possible when people come together in a community to invest their time and talents to make a difference. Across 37 countries and territories, people volunteer in their own backyards through United Way.
Whether it's leading a food drive, offering mentoring or tutoring, or helping a senior citizen file their taxes,
each of us can take action to help our communities be stronger, more resilient places where everyone can thrive.
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Get inspired by what people like you are doing all over the world.
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United Way Day of Action
Each year on and around June 21, tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities around the world come together for United Way's Day of Action. It's a global volunteering activity, where people can take a small step to make a big difference. For some, it’s stuffing backpacks full of books to encourage reading and improve early literacy. For others, it’s planting community gardens to foster civic pride and promote affordable, healthy eating. For United Way, Day of Action mirrors the work that we do all year long, building stronger, more equitable communities where everyone can thrive.