United Way Day of Action Collection Drive for Local Shelters: July 26

From the United Way: http://www.uwayhelps.org/DayOfAction

On July 26, 2019, United Way of Champaign County is rallying volunteers throughout the community for Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world. Here in Champaign County, we will be hosting a collection drive for needed items at local shelter providers.

Everyone is encouraged to browse the wish list and drop off an item on Friday, July 26 at the WDWS/WHMS Transmitter Site, corner of Neil St. and Windsor Rd, Champaign.

Access to affordable housing continues to be one of the top issues facing Champaign County – housing issues are the number one call to our 211 Helpline. Many working families are just one missed paycheck away from a housing crisis. We hope to shed light on this issue while collecting much-needed shelter supplies.

This event aligns with United Way’s goal of increasing economic mobility. Shelter partners offer more than a safe place to stay. Through case management, they partner with families to build financial literacy, establish a savings, and ultimately secure permanent, stable housing. Ultimately, our shelter partners are strengthening the financial stability of our community.

United Way has partnered with the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District, who will have a bus on-site to hold donated items.