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MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive

In the summer months, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. You can be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July.

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad to collect as much food as possible to support summer nutrition programs.

It’s easy to participate – choose from two options:

  1. Simply host a drive in July, using the toolkit below and drop off your donations at BackPack Beginnings by August 5. BackPack Beginnings is located at 3711 Alliance Drive Greensboro, NC 27407. Visit www.backpackbeginnings.org/contact to check weekly office hours. EVERYTHING you need to host a drive can be found in this easy to follow and print TOOLKIT!
  2. Bring your own food donations to The Volunteer Center of the Triad on July 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – everyone dropping off donations will get FREE ICE CREAM! Volunteer Center of the Triad is located at 1500 Yanceyville Street Greensboro, NC 27405.

Individual and Small Group Volunteering

Volunteers are the heart of United Way. Volunteering can help you make a difference in someone’s life, learn or develop skills, improve your health, gain work experience, and even improves the likelihood that children will volunteer as an adult to name a few.

One-time Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us for MLK Day of Service, (January), National Volunteer Week (April), Day of Action (June), MeaningFULL Meals (July), Trunk-orTreat (October) or at many of our special events throughout the year. To learn more, call us at 336-378-6600.

Become a Mentor

Help children in our community succeed in school and in life. Mentoring a child requires a longer-term relationship that can fit your availability. Learn more about our Mentoring Matters initiative and search volunteer mentor opportunities.

Impact Councils & Grant Committees

Be a part of a team that reviews and recommends how United Way of Greater Greensboro can create the most significant impact. Their recommendations inform United Way’s investments. For more information about serving on an Impact Council or grant committee, contact Carie Barrow at 336-378-6613 or carie.barrow@unitedwaygso.org.

Corporate Volunteering

Employee volunteer programs are more than a “feel good” venture. Including volunteerism as a component of your company’s corporate social responsibility and engagement strategy has measurable benefits.

Make United Way a part of your strategy. Engage employees in volunteerism during MLK Day of Service, (January), National Volunteer Week (April), Day of Action (June), MeaningFULL Meals (July), Trunk-orTreat (October) or at many of our special events throughout the year. Consider hosting a volunteer service project during your United Way workplace campaign. Contact your workplace campaign account manager to explore the possibilities or call us at 336-378-6600.

Strategic Leadership – Committees & Councils

The United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors (UWGG Board) is the governing body of the organization and provides leadership and governance for all community impact strategies, investments, financial management and fundraising activities. For more information about serving on the Board of Directors, contact J’Wel Vaughan at jwel.vaughan@unitedwaygso.org or 336-378-5083.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE, JANUARY

In addition to the on-site service projects, this annual event includes a United Way Mentoring Matters fair, kid’s area, nonprofit fair, scavenger hunt and student performances.

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK, APRIL

Every National Volunteer Week, United Way of Greater Greensboro, The Volunteer Center and partner agencies provide you with a variety of ways to give and volunteer your time.

DAY OF ACTION, JUNE 21

On or around June 21, join thousands of people across the world volunteering on United Way’s annual Day of Action.

MEANINGFULL MEALS, JULY

Many local students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer, many children often do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry. Be part of the solution and support MeaningFULL meals in July 2021.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT, OCTOBER

Join thousands of local children and families in United Way’s parking lot, which will be filled with decorated vehicles with their trunks open handing out candy, supplies, and so much more. You can volunteer to help support this event, hold a candy or supply drive, or volunteer to host a trunk!