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We’re working with other community organizations to identify areas of need as well as gather together all those willing to help.

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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. Join us on these national days of service. Together, we can make a lasting positive change.

JANUARY

Martin Luther 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”.

APRIL

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.

JUNE

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.

SEPTEMBER

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.

OCTOBER

Make a Difference Day

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.

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Volunteer of the Month

HEATHER STEWART-RIGBEE

LIVES UNITED “by using my talents and energy in giving to others” as she  coordinates Greene County food truck rallies. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Heather as our Volunteer of the Month for October, 2021.

A life-long Greene County resident, Heather has an event planning business and is executive production coordinator for Dave Chappelle. Busy as she is, when COVID hit, with “absolutely everything  postponed”, she started organizing food truck rallies which take place in Enon (Wednesdays) and Xenia (Fridays). These centrally-located rallies provided work for food truck owners, and a portion of proceeds have gone to local non-profits (United Way being one; the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Dayton is also close to her heart).

“I was never reared to volunteer – I was a spoiled brat!  I have wanted my kids to see how even a couple of hours of effort could make a difference in peoples’ lives.’ She also cites her family as great inspiration and counts on their support. “It wouldn’t be possible without them!” Heather has also volunteered with efforts to collect and redeploy prom and homecoming dresses for high school students, among other things.

Rebecca Cantrell, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Greene County Director, says: “Heather is a dynamite person!  Even in her spare time she is organizing events that help her community … we are honored that she has engaged with United Way to assist Greene County.”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Heather Stewart-Rigbee  as our Volunteer of the Month for October, 2021.

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