United Way Hosts Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event on October 29

Thousands of Children and Families Are Expected to Attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Annual Trunk-or-Treat Hosted by Young Leaders

Greensboro, NC (October 19, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) and Young Leaders (YL) will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 29, 2 – 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

Trunk-or-Treat is a safe alternative to traditional door to door trick-or-treating that brings the community together. Local volunteers, families, businesses, and student organizations are invited to decorate trunks in a festive, fall fashion and hand out treats for children in the community.

UWGG’s single focus on ending local poverty makes it’s Trunk-or-Treat event a joyful experience to staff and volunteers as many of the children and families that attend this event may not get the chance to celebrate and enjoy this occasion the way other kids get to.

This year’s event will feature fall and Halloween themed games, the presence of a police car and fire truck, and a station with free books and school supplies.

UWGG is asking organizations, neighborhoods, schools and more to host candy drives as that is its biggest need. If you would like to host a candy drive, contact UWGG’s Holly Beck by phone at 336-378-5022 or email: holly.beck@unitedwaygso.org

YL is an affinity group of United Way of Greater Greensboro, who are emerging community leaders committed to empowering and inspiring young professionals to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. To learn more, visit UnitedWayGSO.org/YL

END LOCAL POVERTY: United Way of Greater Greensboro creates, connects, and leads community partnerships that equip and empower people to leave poverty. Nearly 52,000 children, adults, and families are living in poverty in the greater Greensboro area. Our strategy builds pathways out of poverty by: Helping youth transition from cradle to career, Helping adults land jobs and increase income, Providing access to basic needs and healthcare, and Bundling services that eliminate barriers at our nationally recognized Family Success Centers and innovative Guilford Success Network. With the community’s support, we will achieve our BOLD GOAL: As a community united in equity and lasting solutions, 3,000 households will leave generational poverty by 2030. The federal government defines poverty as a family of four earning $30,000 per year. According to local self-sufficiency standards many four-member households need to earn around $66,000 to meet basic needs without subsidized assistance. www.UnitedWayGSO.org 


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