Day of Action

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Save The Date: Friday, October 6, 2023!

Thank you for joining us for Day of Action 

Day of Action is an annual volunteer event that brings the Frederick County community together to address the issues that matter the most. 

Day of Action 2022 included a kick-off bash for volunteers hosted at the Frederick Keys stadium, volunteer opportunities to support local ALICE households across Frederick County, and a uniquely designed Day of Action t-shirt for each participant. 

Volunteer Kick-Off Bash: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Service Project Timeframe: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
Kick-Off Bash Location: Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium  
21 Stadium Dr, Frederick, MD 21703 

Donation Drop-Off  

United Way of Frederick County hosted a donation drop-off for urgently needed items to benefit several local nonprofits that are providing critical services for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. 

Date: Friday, October 7  
Drop-Off Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Where: Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium  
21 Stadium Dr, Frederick, MD 21703 

10 AM to 12 PM: Join us for entertainment from 106.9 The Eagle and Key 103! 
12 PM to 2 PM: Food Trucks include Traditional Authentic Mexican Food and Whistle Punk Farm!
1 PM to 1:30 PM: Storytime with Frederick County Public Libraries – ALL AGES WELCOME! 

Love for Lochlin will be providing COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu vaccines and diabetes prevention!

Donated items will benefit: Aavanee, Advocates for Homeless Families, Blessings in a Backpack, Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP), Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), Heartly House, I Believe In Me, Inc., Love for Lochlin, Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP), and Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland.

Needed items for the Day of Action

Day of Action is made possible because of the following sponsors:    

 

Silver Sponsors

nymeothermo fisher

 

Bronze Sponsors

astrazeneca

 

Orange Sponsors

mvb  

 

Yellow Sponsors

Wegmans

In-Kind Sponsors

frederick keysstarbucks

eaglekey 103love for lochlintraditional mexicanwpfft

...and donors like you.  Thank you!

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Get ready to make difference
(...and have fun too)!

ALICE families are those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed.  They are working but unable to afford basic necessities like food, childcare, housing and transportation.

Day of Action is Frederick County's largest community-wide day of volunteerism. United Way of Frederick County coordinates with local employers, individuals, and nonprofits to most effectively support the community. We ask our community's most active organizations/agencies to submit volunteer projects that are screened for viability, safety and service to ALICE households.  We then match projects with groups and individuals who sign up in advance. 

Projects include painting, gardening, light construction, youth engagement, fighting hunger and more!  There is even light office work projects for those who prefer to be indoors!  

2022 Service Projects

Aavanee
Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
Blessings in a Backpack
Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
Daybreak Adult Day Services
Delaplaine Arts Center
Downtown Frederick Partnership
Family Partnership
Frederick County Board of Elections
Frederick County Senior Services Division
Frederick National Little League
Frederick Rescue Mission
Hillcrest Elementary School
Housing & Human Resources
Housing Authority of the City of Frederick
Housing Frederick
L'Arche Frederick
Literacy Council of Frederick County
Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Partners In Care
Second Chances Garage
Seton Center, Inc.
techfrederick
The City of Frederick Department of Parks & Recreation
United Way of Frederick County
Wells House
Woman to Woman Mentoring
YMCA Of Frederick

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High exposure sponsorships are now being accepted!

Day of Action demonstrates the power of businesses and nonprofits working together to make a significant and lasting difference in Frederick County.  Day of Action connects hundreds of volunteers with nonprofits who support ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and families, making it the largest community-wide volunteer event in Frederick County.

Opportunity

Today's employees expect their employers to make a positive impact in their communities.  As a Day of Action sponsor, your employees will get priority access to  their project of choice (limitations apply).  Corporate sponsorships are accepted all levels ranging from $500 to $10,000 with corresponding sponsorships. 

 

2022 day of action sponsorships

We invite your company's sponsorship of Day of Action.  Please contact Erin Lawson at elawson@uwfrederick.org for more details.

Thank you for your consideration!

Please feel free to use these materials as you see fit to help recruit projects, teams or individual volunteers.  Thank you! 

  • United Way logo:

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  • Day of Action logo:

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  • Sponsorship benefits available HERE.

 

  • Day of Action Donation Drive Flyer:

 

All volunteer projects will be screened following the most recent CDC guidelines at the time of project selection.  Project participants should use their own judgement.  Masks will be required for those not vaccinated when indoors.  Projects and CDC guidelines are subject to change.

Day of Action 2021 Recap

Day of Action 2021 included: A kick-off bash for volunteers hosted by the Frederick Keys, volunteer opportunities to support local ALICE households, and a uniquely designed Day of Action t-shirt for each participant.United Way of Frederick County also hosted a donation drop-off of urgently needed items to benefit several local nonprofits that were providing critical services for those most affected by COVID-19. 

On Friday, October 1, 2021, there were 143 volunteers from 12 nonprofits and government agencies who dedicated their time to serve the Frederick Community. There were 17 service projects and 1,095 volunteer hours total.

See the 2021 Day of Action Report on Activities

See the needed list of items for United Way's donation drop-off

Ongoing Volunteer Activities

For a list of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, please visit our volunteer-matching website, JustServe  If you have questions about Day of Action or other volunteer opportunities in Frederick County, please contact Latosha Adams at ladams@uwfrederick.org.