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. Throughout the Year United Way Organized community service projects.
2021 Days of Caring Events
Food Packing Day — April 7, 2021
April 7th, 12-6 pm
Adult Learning Center Gym – 4 Lake St, Nashua, NH 03060
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?!
Check out some pictures from last year’s event HERE!
Community Farming Day — August 24th-25th 2021 (August 26th Rain Date)
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!
Baby Shower Event (socially distanced and reservations required):
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11 am – 5 pm
United Way: 20 Broad Street, Nashua, NH 03064
The UWGN is accepting registrations from new families that need help getting started. If you know someone that could benefit from our community baby shower, please encourage them to register no later than 9/22/2021 at https://bit.ly/2022BBSHOWER. If you have questions or need help registering, please call or email Liz at 603-864-0203 or email@example.com.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE, HOW TO HELP:
- Share the baby shower wish list and hold a donation drive at your business, workplace or organization.
- Please bring donations from the wish list to the United Way from 9/20-9/25 between 9 am and 3 pm. There will be a 8′ x 8′ box in the parking lot for donations. Take a picture with your donations at the box and share on Facebook! Tag @UnitedWayGN and #CommunityBabyShower
- Volunteer at our Baby Supplies Donation Drive at the Pheasant Lane Mall. We particularly need help on August 27th from 3pm to 7pm, and September 2nd for both shifts. Sign up here: https://www.volunteergreaternashua.org/need/detail/?need_id=605109
The Sleep Out — United We Sleep – November 12 & 13 2021
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. See pictures from last years UWS HERE!
The Shoe Box Project for Seniors November 2021 (Date TBD)
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 “warm and cozy,” focusing on items which keep our seniors warm through the winter months. Check out this year’s wish list and get involved with the project:
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.