United Way Day of Action Collecting Hygiene Kits for those in Need


Last call to join United Way of Greater Greensboro on June 21 for Day of Action to collect hygiene kits that will be distributed to neighbors in need.

On June 21, people across the world will volunteer in their communities to celebrate United Way’s 2017 Day of Action. Day of Action is a worldwide event that promotes volunteerism.

Locally, United Way will be collecting hygiene kits filled with basic needs items, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes and shampoo, for neighbors that do not have everyday access to these items.

Hygiene kits will be delivered to the Greensboro Urban Ministry, Interactive Resource Center and United Way’s Family Success Center.

Instructions for building hygiene kits can be found at UnitedWayGSO.org/event/day-of-action/.

“Basic needs items are things we often take for granted because they are right at our fingertips. Some of our neighbors do not readily have access to these everyday items. It’s when the community comes together to help support our neighbors that change can happen, not only now but beyond,” says Radiah Pinckney, Manager of Volunteer and Community Engagement at United Way.

United Way is also accepting donations of basic needs items at 1500 Yanceyville Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Wednesday, June 21.

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