It’s National Volunteer Week
Volunteers are the driving force of Orange County United Way. They are the boots-on-the-ground individuals working to get involved and make a difference in our community – and we couldn’t be more grateful for them!
National Volunteer Week (April 15 – April 21) gives us the opportunity to recognize the power of volunteerism for our organization.
Last year, our volunteers collectively contributed 27,675 hours towards helping ensure that our community’s children, families and individuals have access to quality education, sustainable income, good health and stable housing.
We are grateful for the more than 70 volunteers who helped encourage children to read by participating in this year’s Read Across America event.
A special shoutout to AAA who donated 800 active toys to a Stanton school and participated in Read Across America in a Santa Ana elementary school.
And our friends at QSC, LLC who donated and assembled more than 30 Welcome Home Baskets in support of the families served through Orange County United Way’s Rapid Re-Housing initiative.
U.S. Bank volunteers helped harvest truckloads of zucchini, green beans and butternut squash at the Incredible Edible Farm.
Great work to Amerisource Bergen’s Irvine team for packaging and sending care kits to families in Puerto Rico.
Shout out to UPS for “working out” their way to 20 million volunteer hours by 2020.
And KPMG who supports Orange County United Way year-round through various volunteer and engagement projects.
We continue to be impressed with Ernst & Young’s commitment to making Orange County the best place to grow up and live.
A huge thank you to our Women United members who have used their collective power of generosity to change lives, including volunteering at Families Forward to help with Thanksgiving preparations, donating and wrapping gifts at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim for the holidays, and helping set up a shelter for men and women facing housing insecurity with Mercy House at the Santa Ana Armory.
And the PIKE Fraternity members from Cal State Fullerton who volunteered their time at the Fullerton Armory emergency homeless shelter.
It’s people like Martina with AmeriCorps who volunteer to support three of Orange County United Way’s income programs – OC Free Tax Prep, SparkPoint OC, and Workforce Development and Vianney with AmeriCorps who supports our Health & STEM work with Youth Career Connections and Destination Graduation.
From one-on-one support to corporate philanthropy, no matter what experience or time you have to give, putting your skills to use makes a significant impact in our community.
Discover the power of volunteering. Get connected with a volunteer opportunity today!