by Charlie Lee
Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Volunteer Programs Manager
This year’s MLK Day of Service was a great success! The weather was great, the room at Eliada was plenty big and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. 200 volunteers celebrated the day with us. Check out the amazing impact to support local nonprofits:
- 200 (estimated) volunteers
- 34 no-sew fleece blankets for Project Linus children in crisis
- 155 "adopt me" bandanas for Asheville Humane Society's shelter pets
- 140 math skills games for Buncombe County elementary school students
- 148 handcrafted cards of encouragement for local Veterans and home-bound seniors.
- 76 notes of thanks to local first responders - our hometown heros
- 100 matching game sets to help preschoolers sharpen their minds
Thank you to the volunteers and Volunteer Leaders who celebrated the day and weekend at our Knit-n-Give and OnTrack Flex projects, as well as the Enka Middle Painting Project. Overall, it was a tremendous day of service!
Hands On Asheville Buncombe is the volunteer center of United Way. If you're interested in the benefits of employee volunteerism or to schedule a workplace volunteer project, please contact Charlie.Lee@UnitedWayABC.org or (828) 239-1032.