Day of Action

 

Day of Action is United Way of Henry County & Martinsville’s signature event where we offer opportunities for our volunteers to LIVE UNITED together on one day to complete numerous community projects and drives as identified by our nonprofit organizations, school systems and government agencies.

Each year, Day of Action officially kicks off our annual Campaign Drive.

For this event to be successful, your participation is needed. This day creates a unique opportunity to mobilize the community to support our area's caring power. The more opportunities we have to promote, the more we are able to create a buzz around the great work that our community volunteers do to make sure that the most vulnerable members of our hometown have opportunities to be successful in life. 

It is that simple, yet that powerful.

Community Drive Information

Grace Network is Hosting a Community Food Drive

Location: 23 Starling Ave. First Baptist Church, Martinsville 

9.23.2022 
9:00 AM - 5 PM

9.24.2022
9:00 AM - Noon

*Registered Volunteers can bring Drive Items to their DOA Breakfast

Item Examples:

  • Canned Fish & Lean Meats
  • Peanut Butter / Nut Butter(s)
  • Canned Veggies / Beans
  • Canned Pasta Sauces / Tomatos
  • Shelf-Stable Milk (Powdered/Condensed)
  • Whole Grain Cereals
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Dried Pasta / Rice

PCS Early Childhood Programs is throwing a Baby Shower Drive!

Location: 3 Dudley Street, Martinsville, VA

9.23.2022 
9:00 AM - 5 PM

*Registered Volunteers can bring Drive Items to their DOA Breakfast

Item Examples:

  • Diapers (any and all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Formula

Henry County Food Pantry is in need of Hygiene Items!

Location: 3321 Fairystone Park Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055

9.23.2022 
9:00 AM - 5 PM

*Registered Volunteers can bring Drive Items to their DOA Breakfast

Item Examples:

  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Toothbrushes / Toothpaste
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • (Tampons, Pads, Wipes)
  • Kleenex
  • Hand Santizer
  • Disinfecting Wipes & Sprays
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash

 

Agency Project Category Project Title Number of Volunteers Address / Drive Location Media Restrictions Please Bring We Will Provide Date Desired Starting Time Est. Hours to Complete
Piedmont Community Services Drive Baby Shower x PCS Early Childhood Programs @ 3 Dudley Street, Martinsville Client / Families Media Release Diapers & Baby Wipes   9/23/2022 9:00 AM All Day Event
Grace Network Project Pumpkin Patch Unload 60 23 Starling Ave. First Baptist Church, Martinsville None Gloves Optional   9/24/2022 8:45 AM 2-3 Hours
Grace Network Drive Canned Food Drive x 23 Starling Ave. First Baptist Church, Martinsville None Canned Foods: Vegetables (Green Beans, Corn, Carrots, Potatoes, Tomatos, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, etc), Fruit (Pears, Oranges, Applesauce, Peaches), Stew, Tuna   9/23/2022
9/24/2022
8:45 AM All Day Event
Piedmont Arts Project Garden Spruce-Up 10 215 Starling Ave. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville None Gardening Gloves, Garden Clippers, Tree Trimming Equipment, Rakes Water & Trashbags 9/23/2022 9:00 AM 2 Hours
Stepping Stones, Inc. Project Exterior Clean-Up 2 600 Northside Drive, Martinsville, VA 24112 UW Volunteer Form Pressure Washer   9/23/2022 9:00 AM 2 Hours
Stepping Stones, Inc. Project Mailbox Install 2 600 Northside Drive, Martinsville, VA 24112 UW Volunteer Form Clamshell Digger, Tile Spade   9/23/2022 9:00 AM 2 Hours
Henry County Public Schools Project Center for Community Learning - Landscaping Renovation 6 15 Primary School Rd., Collinsville VA 24078 None gloves, shovels, rakes, etc. river rock, dump truck / equipment if needed 9/23/2022 9:00 AM 2-3 Hours
Southside Survivor Response Center Project Clean-Up 5 Martinsville, VA 24112 - Complete Address Provided to Volunteers Photos Containing the Address Cannot be Posted N/A cleaning supplies, gloves, masks 9/23/2022 9:00 AM Variable
Henry County Food Pantry Project Clothes Closet 15 3321 Fairystone Park Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055 None N/A clothing, hangers, tagging machines 9/23/2022 9:00 AM 3 Hours
Henry County Food Pantry Drive Hygiene Items x 3321 Fairystone Park Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055 None Hygiene Items   9/23/2022 9:00 AM All Day Event

Last Updated: 09/01/2022 11:22 AM EST

Do you have a drive or idea that will improve your work or capacity, better our community, or help those in need? Let us know!

Are you/your business/your organization interested in supporting a drive for this year's Day of Action? Volunteer Using the Form Below!

Would you like to LIVE UNITED by contributing to the community impact United Way supports? Donate today!

Update 9.15.2022: Thank you for your interest - at this time we are only able to accept DOA Volunteers for Grace Network's Pumpkin Patch on 9.24.2022 from 9 AM to noon at First Baptist Church Martinsville. (Corner of Starling Ave & Market St., Martinsville, 24112) If you are interested in volunteering for the pumpkin patch please contact Rebecca at Rebecca@UnitedWayofHCM.org. Thank you.

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Don't Forget to Check out our Day of Action Project Ideas - and Submit your Project Today!

Check back soon for Updates on our 2022 Day of Action! (Sept 2022)

Update (8/4/2022): Day of Action will take place on September 23, 2022.

Update (8/17/2022): Day of Action Project List Added.

Update (9/01/2022): Day of Action Project List Updated - Page Updated.