Day of Action

Day of Action volunteers hard at work!

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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. For community members who want to lend their time and talents to local nonprofits, they may not know where and how to help. United Way of Frederick County coordinates with local employers, individuals, and nonprofits to most effectively support the community.

Thank you to all who attended 2021 Day of Action! There was a volunteer kick-off bash 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 providing critical services for those most affected by COVID-19. Stay tuned for how to get involved in 2022!

 

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, Get Connected.  If you have questions about Day of Action or other volunteer opportunities in Frederick County, please contact Latosha Adams at ladams@uwfrederick.org.
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Get ready to make difference
(...and have fun too)!

ALICE families are those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, 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.  We ask our community's most active nonprofits 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 will include painting, gardening, light construction, youth engagement, fighting hunger and more!  There will even be light office work projects for those who prefer to be indoors! At this time, the volunteer spots for Day of Action projects have reached capacity! 

The following nonprofits/organizations will host projects for Day of Action:

Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County
Building Veterans
Daybreak Adult Day Services
Downtown Frederick Partnership
Hood College
L'Arche Frederick
Literacy Council of Frederick County
Mental Health Association of Frederick County
Parks & Recreation Department, The City of Frederick
Second Chances Garage
Sophie and Madigan's Playground
The City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services
United Way of Frederick County

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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. 

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:

United Way logo

 

  • Day of Action logo:

Day of Action logo

  • Sponsorship benefits available HERE.

 

  • Day of Action Donation Drive Flyer:

DOA Donation Drive flyer

 

  • Nonprofits, please click HERE for project host registration.

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.