NEW YORK, NY – In recognition of “National Volunteer Month,” United Way of New York City (UWNYC) joined forces with many of their corporate and community partners to create and execute programs that offered assistance to those in need in underserved communities. By connecting their corporate volunteers and community partners, UWNYC provides resources to bolster these partners’ capacities to carry out their missions.
“There is no more honorable and noble thing one can do than to serve others,” said Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York City. “It is equally heartwarming to witness when that happens on a consistent basis. So, while I am honored and humbled by the work we have been able to do during ‘National Volunteer Month,’ it is more gratifying to know that our corporate and community partners can \ be depended on year-round to help us in our continued quest to bring an end to education disparities, food insecurity and homelessness in our communities. There is always work to do, and we are grateful to have the help and support of these most trusted friends.”
With the help of allies like Bank of America, Deloitte, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), American Express, Gerson Lehman Group, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, JC Penney, Target, UPS, UWNYC’s Young Leaders Council and Express, volunteer efforts were thoughtfully put forth that supported United Way’s community partners, and faith-based groups who work with those in vulnerable situations. Whether it was through the provision of meals; through leadership and literacy programs; or the preparation of basic necessity kits for the babies of homeless parents; many needs were met during the month of April. Those groups who received resources included:
- The New York Rescue Mission
- The Coalition for the Homeless
- St. Joseph’s Church
- Church of the Village
- New York Common Pantry
- Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project, and
- The Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School
“New York Common Pantry (NYCP) was thrilled to partner with United Way corporate volunteer teams during National Volunteer Month,” said Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director, New York Common Pantry. “Thanks to the combined effort of UPS and Target volunteers, 11,400 healthy meals were provided to more than 200 low-income families. We were also grateful to receive support from Deloitte volunteers who helped serve a nutritious prepared dinner to more than 250 guests. Corporate volunteer groups provide critical support for NYCP’s programs by lending their time, energy and enthusiasm to help reduce hunger throughout New York City. United Way has been a long-standing partner of our volunteer program and always provides passionate and dedicated volunteers. We look forward to our continued partnership and to welcoming lots more United Way corporate volunteer teams in the future.”
About United Way of New York City:
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) has been a trusted partner to government, corporations and community-based organizations for over 76 years serving low-income New Yorkers. Our collective impact approach enables us to diagnose neighborhood challenges, design solutions to expand education, income, and health opportunities, deploy resources and volunteers, and drive policy change guided by measured results. UWNYC envisions caring communities where all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. For more information, please visit unitedwaynyc.org, or call (212) 251-2500.
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