Thank you for volunteering!
Depend (a brand of Kimberly-Clark Corporation) and United Way are coming together to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual's life, with a focus on volunteering. As a result of this partnership, United Way Fox Cities received grant money provided by Depend to expand volunteer activities and outreach.
This year's funding from Depend provided volunteers with the opportunity to promote early childhood literacy. On Make a Difference Day 2016, the largest national day of community service, 60 volunteers spent their morning with United Way Fox Cities packing literacy kits. Volunteers packed more than 600 kits with new Scholastic books, custom-made bookmarks, and information for caregivers regarding the importance of reading to their children.
The completed literacy kits will be distributed in kindergarten classrooms in the Appleton Area School District. Schools benefitting from the project include: Appleton Bilingual School, Badger, Columbus, Edison, Foster, Highlands, Horizons, Jefferson, Johnston, Lincoln, and McKinley. Thank you to the volunteers for lending their time and talents, and to Depend and United Way Worldwide for making this project possible!
Check out the photos of the literacy kit packing event and book delivery to Foster Elementary School.