Days of Caring
Days of Caring are designed to help community members take an active role in a hands-on project that makes an important difference around our three areas of work – education, health, and economic mobility of every person in our 11 communities. Throughout the Year United Way Organized community service projects with the help of our Days of Caring sponsors.
Superhero Sponsors: Digital Federal Credit Union, St. Joseph Hospital, and People’s United Bank
Change Maker Sponsors: Nashua Teachers’ Union and UnitedHealthcare
Partner Sponsors: Bangor Savings Bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Eaton & Berube Insurance, Eprint, Etchstone Properties, Family Dental Care of Milford, Generator Pro, Leggs Painting, LLC, Merrimack Auto Center, Mint Printworks, Nashua Family Chiropractic, Oster & Wheeler PC, Pennichuck Water Works Inc, St. Mary’s Bank, UPS, Web Action Group, and Wipfli
2021 Days of Caring Events
Food Packing Day — April 7, 2021
Help us as we package 15,000 meals for the food pantries of Greater Nashua. Donations tend to decline after the holiday season and with Covid19 many families who rely on school lunch programs need to find alternatives, this event produces food for emergency reserves during the difficult spring and summer months. The food produced is developed to be highly nutritious but still very appealing to children. The Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal, Macaroni & Cheese, and Minestrone Soup are made to make a big difference in ending hunger, and don’t they sound great?!
Community Farming Day — August 24th-25th, 2021
Building food access in the community with an emphasis on creating sustainable farming and gardening spaces. Annually, we partner with Grow Nashua to increase food growing capacity. Last year we built a new food space at Dr. Crisp Elementary School. Check out some photos from the event HERE!
Community Baby Shower – October 5th, 2021
The UWGN’s Annual Community Baby Shower is an exciting event to help low income, expecting parents in Greater Nashua. These new moms and dads will receive educational resources, a celebration with other new parents and baby necessities to help them get started with the new addition to their family!
The Sleep Out — United We Sleep – November 12-13, 2021
Thanks also to Liberty Utilities for supporting this event at the Superhero Level. This is an experiential event bringing the community together to discuss and become more aware about the issues of extreme poverty and homelessness. Participants learn from community experts and then sleep overnight in front of the Nashua Community College. Click here to register for this event!
The Shoe Box Project for Seniors – February, 2022
Our annual shoebox project is a community collection to put together important resources for seniors. Each year we have a different theme and create care packages which are distributed through our partners, Meals on Wheels, The Caregivers, and Gateways Community Services. This year’s theme is “Healthy Heart Filled with Love,” focusing on items which keep our seniors’ hearts strong and feeling cared for. Check out this year’s wish list and get involved with the project: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/35SE00XIHSAQY/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl
We can help you customize a day of caring experience for your social organization or workplace. Let us know your interests and passions and we can connect you with community efforts where you can put your passion to work for the common good.