UCT volunteers make a difference through Community Care Day
COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 2011 - Twenty-one Home Office employees volunteered to make a difference in our community by taking part in the United Way of Central Ohio's 20th-anniversary Community Care Day.
Employees joined 60 volunteers from Franklin University and JP Morgan Chase to collect litter and spruce up Columbus' Driving Park neighborhood as part of the Keep Columbus Beautiful project. Altogether 148 bags of litter and 35 bags of recycling were collected.
Community Care Day is an annual day of service representing the largest volunteer effort in central Ohio. More than 75,000 volunteers have been mobilized over the years to provide an estimated $500,000 in equivalent labor costs to United Way member agencies, other charities, neighborhood groups and schools. This year 3,000 volunteers took on nearly 200 projects.
Ardmore, Okla. Council 151
Kudos to Council 151 member Emily Stinson, left, and her Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters at East Central University! Under Emily's leadership they raised nearly $4,000 from local businesses in a month's time to purchase, decorate, fill and deliver individual tote bags for the Oklahoma University Stephenson Cancer Center's breast cancer patients. As a thank you, Director of Development Von Allen gave the group a personal tour of the center.