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Day of Action June 21

United Way’s June 21 Day of Action is your opportunity to LIVE UNITED with United Way by volunteering to improve education, financial stability and health in Tarrant County. Multiple volunteer activities and educational opportunities will be available at several locations.

The Community Enrichment Center (CEC), a United Way partner, is the featured Day of Action agency this year. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fort Worth United Way office at 1500 N. Main, Suite 200, and the CEC office at 6250 NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills will serve as collection sites for toiletries needed by CEC clients. For a list of needed items, contact Victoria Walton, United Way Volunteer Engagement Manager, at victoria.walton@unitedwaytarrant.org.

CEC is a faith-based non-profit that serves Tarrant County families in crisis by providing the resources, tools and encouragement families need to improve their lives, move forward and become financially stable. To learn more about CEC and tour its facility from 9 to 10 a.m. June 21, register here. For more information about the CEC, click here.

Other projects you can do at the Fort Worth United Way office June 21 are:

Hunger Kit Project: (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.):
In partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere, volunteers will assemble 10,000 meal kits to feed hungry children in Tarrant County. Up to 60 volunteers are needed! Kits will be distributed by Community Food Bank. Supplies will be provided. To register for this activity, click here. 

Veteran Card Project (1 to 4 p.m., come-and-go):
Write cards of thanks and appreciation to military personnel overseas on the front lines as well as to veterans here in our community affiliated with the VA and veteran service organizations. Supplies will be provided. Register here. 

Patriot House Meal Project (2 to 3 p.m.):
Help prepare 125 sack meals for veterans in transitional housing at Patriot House, Presbyterian Night Shelter. Supplies will be provided. Register here.

Carter Blood Drive (multiple times): To select your time and register for the blood drive at United Way on June 21st, click here. Donors will receive a free t-shirt and other giveaway items!

Another volunteer opportunity—the Virtual Dementia Tour—will be offered multiple times at the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth. Click here for time options and to register. You’ll experience an interactive 20-minute exercise to understand the difficulties of dementia, followed by a 10-minute group discussion.

Make a difference on Day of Action. Pick a project or two, and get your friends and co-workers involved too!