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VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH: August 2019

Femme Aid

Throughout the Miami Valley

The women of Femme Aid Collaborative LIVE UNITED by “working to end period poverty in the Miami Valley!” United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Femme Aid as Community Volunteers of the Month for August.

The women and co-founders (Dana Clark, Ryann Mescher, Claire Parker, and Zoe Waller) started their organization in March, with the mission that they never wanted anyone to have to choose between eating and having supplies for their monthly cycle. After an encounter at a grocery where they noticed a women sorting her groceries from her feminine hygiene products and asking the cashier how much she had spent, they sprang into action. The girls did some research on period poverty, called some local nonprofits, identified the needs in their community and started planning for their first drive in March 2019. Now they have collected over 263,000 pieces for distribution (having had an initial goal of 100,000, they now hope to reach a million in their first year). Ryann says “We like to share the story…over a quarter of women have struggled with this.”

The four are high school juniors, active in cheer, softball, track, Girls on the Run and other activities.

Marcia Ehlers of Good Neighbor House says “I love them. We have been blessed by their donations. And our clients think they are amazing!”

United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to salute Femme Aid Collaborative as Community Volunteers of the Month for August, 2019.

More at: https://femmeaid.com/

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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

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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.