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Day of Action

Save the Date:
Day of Action 2017 is Tuesday, June 6
in Greater Danbury & New Milford!

Join with hundreds of local volunteers for this annual day of volunteerism to complete a variety of service projects throughout Norhtern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield counties. Many of this year’s projects will focus on supporting efforts that help ALICE® households (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) who struggle and live paycheck-to-paycheck. Stamford Day of Action will be October 5, 2017.

Combat 'summer slide' with Camp Wannaread

Camp Wannaread is United Way of Western Connecticut’s summer-reading-camp-in-a-bag for area second-graders to keep up their reading skills over the summer. Research shows a child’s reading level in third grade is an indicator of their future academic success, and Connecticut students experience the widest achievement gap between low-income (and ALICE) children and their more affluent peers.

Books will be collected May 8 through May 21—our goal is to collect 300 books for second graders at Morris Street and South Street Elementary Schools in Danbury and Northville Elementary School in New Milford. Camp Wannaread kits will be assembled during United Way’s Day of Action on June 6.

Want to help? We're teaming up with Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Danbury to compile excellent fiction and non-fiction titles for rising third graders
Barnes & Noble at 15 Backus Ave. in Danbury has fantastic, carefully selected fiction and non-fiction titles available for purchase at a 20% discount at registers for your convenience. Pick one or pick ‘em all! Books can be brought to the Day of Action kick-off breakfast on June 6.

Click for the list of Camp Wannaread books at Barnes & Noble (PDF)

Contact Stacy Schulman at 203-826-8479 or to get involved today.


>>Check out photos from Day of Action 2016 in Greater Danbury & New Milford and Stamford!