United Way of Racine County hosts third annual Day of Action

united wayOn Friday, June 17, 2016, United Way of Racine County will rally hundreds of volunteers throughout the community for the third annual Day of Action. This years event continues to focus on supporting educational efforts for our communitys youngest children. Employees from six local companies will participate by assembling literacy kits for children. Additional community volunteers will build literacy kits at The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine in Burlington and at United Ways office in Racine.

A literacy kit is comprised of a book and related activities designed to make reading interactive and enjoyable for young children. This year, each literacy kit will include the first book children receive when enrolled in Imagination Library, The Little Engine That Could. Volunteers are expected to create approximately 500 literacy kits during the Day of Action. The completed literacy kits will be distributed to new registrants of the Imagination Library program which recently expanded to include all children age five and younger residing in Racine County.

WHO: Participating companies include:
CNH Industrial
Eaton Cooper Power Systems
Educators Credit Union
Johnson Outdoors
Modine Manufacturing
Racine County
Company locations are open to employees only.
WHEN: Friday, June 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. ? 12:00 p.m.

Day of Action activities will be held on-site for employees at each of the participating companies. Volunteers from the community have registered to participate at The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine, 492 N. Pine Street in Burlington and at the United Way of Racine County office, 2000 Domanik Drive in Racine. Both locations are currently at maximum capacity. For more information, please visit www.unitedwayracine.org/day-of-action.

United Way of Racine Countys Day of Action is part of a global Day of Action, typically held on or around June 21, the longest day of the year. Since 2008, Day of Action galvanizes thousands of volunteers across the world to make a difference in their own communities. In 2015, more than 388 United Ways in 21 countries brought people together for projects focused on education, income and health.