04/04/2017, By Valley of the Sun United Way
April is National Volunteer Month! Are you looking for ways you can become a volunteer and make a difference in your community? With such a great number of options available, there’s sure to be something that fits what you’re interested in. Here are some things going on with Valley of the Sun United Way that you can be a part of this month.
1. Project Connect
Thursday, April 6
Take a hands-on approach to building a stronger community by volunteering at Project Connect on Thursday, April 6 at the Mesa LDS InterStake Center. During this event, people throughout the Valley can come for access to resources such as housing, a meal, clothing, job opportunities, haircuts and more.
2. CommUNITY Night
Thursday, April 13
Bring your family to Valley of the Sun United Way for a first-hand experience learning about family philanthropy. Activities include an encouragement card station, where you can create notes to go to children receiving WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks, and a Making Choices simulation where you will gain insight on the struggles some Valley families go through each month. Suggested participation age is 8 years and older.
3. Helping the Working Poor Tax Credit
Now – April 18
You can decide where your dollars go and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when you donate to the Helping the Working Poor fund. This fund goes toward helping hardworking families in Maricopa County get on their feet. Single filers can give up to $400 and couples can give up to $800.
4. Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon with Guest Speaker, Geena Davis
Friday, April 28
Join the Women’s Leadership Council and actor Geena Davis in the fight to end hunger in classrooms across the valley by attending their luncheon on Friday, April 28. The luncheon will benefit the Breakfast in the Classroom program to provide meals for local schools.
5. At Home Activities
Get your friends and family involved with fun at home activities. Spend time together building up our community right in your very own home. From giving a child a smile with encouragement cards to giving a family a meal with a recipe box, there’s something for everyone.
But, That's Not All!
This is just a short list of many opportunities always available with United Way. Explore our volunteer page for more!