Many seniors in our community have felt isolated during the pandemic. You can help brighten their day by sending a handwritten note or card. This is great for adults and kids! Learn where you can send the cards.
Words of encouragement can go a long way! Grab some paper or post-its and write down a few uplifting messages. Get creative. These can be placed at the bus stop, grocery store or inside a library book.
Create cards with positive phrases for us to tuck into Pantry Packs. Pantry Packs are handed out to students who may not have access to food on the weekends. The cards are fun to make and a great way to get your family involved. Learn more about Pantry Packs and encouragement cards.
Pack a few small bags of essentials for people who need them most. You can leave them in your car and hand them out to someone in need. Some great items to include: socks, hand sanitizer, bottles of water, granola bars and gift cards for food.
Valley of the Sun United Way is looking for volunteers for Read Across America Day. This opportunity is virtual and free. All you have to do is record yourself reading a book from a pre-approved list. The video is then shared at schools across Maricopa County! Learn how you can sign up to read.
Let your mail carrier know you appreciate them with a simple ‘thank you’ note. You can also leave a snack or cold bottle of water for a hot day.
Enjoy the Arizona weather while cleaning up your community. This is a great, free way to show your neighbors you care.
Food banks in Maricopa County are always in need of donations. Some great items to donate: canned vegetables, boxed pasta, granola bars and boxed cereal. Find out where you can donate.
Valley of the Sun United Way is committed to creating Mighty Change in our community. Our 5-year plan ensures all residents in Maricopa County have the support they need to lead healthy, happy lives. Read more about our goals.