The United Way of Western Connecticut has hosted their annual Day of Action. More than 210 corporate volunteers representing 18 companies completed service projects in the Greater Danbury and New Milford areas. Service projects were also carried out at seven nonprofit agencies across the region.
Volunteers gathered on the Danbury Green to pack more than 200 literacy kits for second graders at Hayestown Avenue Elementary School in Danbvury and hill and Plain School in New Milford. Volunteers also assembled snack packs for food insecure households.
End Hunger Connecticut participated in a Summer Meals Blitz in downtown Danbury to raise awareness of the free summer meal locations available to area children this summer.
In the afternoon, there was a community block party, featuring resources to make for a healthy and safe summer.
United Way CEO Kimberly Morgan says volunteers are making an active change in the community and praised the companies for sharing in the agency's values of volunteerism and community investment. United Way's Day of Action launched in 2008 and participation has grown each year. This year's national focus was on summer learning and nutrition.