Day of Action

United Way's Day of Action


United Way is helping Marion County's at-risk mothers and babies get a healthy start on their new chapter in life by providing them with vital baby supplies.  For the cost of an average baby shower gift, we can shower these mothers with diapers, wipes, blankets and oneies!

How you can get involved:
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Host a Baby Shower
Now through June 13
Host your own "Baby Shower" item drive with friends, relatives or co-workers.  We provide the game ideas, you provide the baby items!
*Post this flyer at your workplace to collect items.
For more information on how to host your own shower, please send us an email.

Items Needed:

Honor your mother today by making an online gift towards the purchase of supplies.

Volunteer for Community Baby Shower Drop Off/Sort-a-Thon
Friday, June 20, 9am at the United Way office
1401 NE 2nd St
Ocala, FL 34470
Drop off donated baby items and volunteer to sort them.  Shower refreshments will be provided.

2013 Day of Action
United Way focused on Income and Health by helping Marion County's at-risk mothers and babies get a healthy start on their new chpater in life by providing them with vital baby supplies.  Approximately 10 businesses and organizations participated by collecting diapers, wipes, blankets and onies.  more than 1,000 items were collected and then volunteers attending at Sort-A-Thon to assemble gift packages to give to the women who attended an actual shower at United Way.  More than 300 women benefited from the Community Baby Shower.

2012 Day of Action
As part of United Way's focus on education, United Way wants to mobilize the community around the importance of early grade reading. Workplaces and community organizations assembled literacy kits that were comprised of a book and a collection of related objects, games, or other activities to make reading interactive and enjoyable for young children.  

2011 Day of Action

Supporters donated money for the virtual book drive. Donations assisted the United Way to buy 260 books for Marion County children who attended the Boys & Girls Club.

Check out photos from the book distribution event!

United Way Day of Action is an opportunity for United Way communities to show what it means to LIVE UNITED. June 21st-the longest day of the year, with more daylight hours than any other-presents an annual opportunity for the United Way system to declare its intention to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways by mobilizing thousands of people around a common goal: advancing the common good.

Our community will join people all across the country who are going to take action- demonstrating how they LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering in the areas of education, income and health.

For more information on United Way's DAY OF ACTION contact the United Way at 352-732-9696