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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: October 2018

Leo DeLuca

Dayton History

Leo DeLuca LIVES UNITED by “bringing the past to life to inspire the future” as he has read to the visually impaired. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Kelly as our Community Volunteer of the Month.

A Dayton native, Leo returned to the area in 2012 after college at Ohio University and time in North Carolina. A freelance writer with a voracious appetite for  matters historical, Leo took a job with Dayton History.  While writing about local businesses, he came into contact with an 85 year old local business founder with whom he struck up a friendship.  His friend’s vision was slowly failing and Leo asked whether the friend would perhaps like to have books read to him.  A year later, they are still meeting one a week for about an hour and a half.  “We mostly read history,” says Leo. “We bring the past to life in my work life and I get to do it  with this man, which is so inspiring in the present.” Forming the friendship has been its own reward: “In giving, we receive.”   Leo also does reporting for WYSO and has had pieces published in Dayton magazine as well as other national and online publications.

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Leo DeLuca as our Community Volunteer of the Month for October, 2018.

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YEARLY VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and

mobilize hundreds of people to help their community.

United Way's Day of Action

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United Way's Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

Join Hands Miami Valley

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Join Hands Miami Valley

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

MartinLuther King Jr. Day

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MartinLuther King Jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.

9/11 National Day of Service

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9/11 National Day of Service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.