May 26, 2022
June 29 from 10 am to noon, the United Way of Fairfield County (UWFC) invites families to Victory Park for games, music and crafts – all provided free as part of the Pickerington Day of Action.
“We have held a Day of Action event in Downtown Lancaster for over 10 years,” said Beth Craft, Resource Development and Event Manager for UWFC. “In 2020, we did a modified event (due to COVID) in Lancaster and also in Pickerington where we handed out Kid Fun Packs during a drive-through event.
Then, last year, we had a very small Day of Action event at the Pickerington Public Library in conjunction with Story Time. This will be the first year we have done a full-scale event in Pickerington. We are also doing a full-scale event in Lancaster on June 17.”
Admission to the Day of Action is completely free as the cost is covered 100-percent with sponsorship dollars. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is presenting the event, with help from sponsors: Fairfield Federal, IVP (Innerphase Video Productions), Kumler Collision and Buckeye Honda.
“The purpose of this event is to get children and families out of the house, unplugged from electronics and outside to learn, play and exercise,” Craft said. “Two of United Way of Fairfield County’s bold goals focus on the education and health of those in our community and we use this event as a way to work towards those goals.”
United Way Worldwide encourages United Ways across the country to participate in Day of Action events in their communities during the summer. Some United Ways use it as a day for volunteers to go out into their communities to complete hands-on projects. Other United Ways hold special events.
“United Way of Fairfield County chose to use our Day of Action as a way to encourage children and families to get outdoors, exercise and learn something new,” Craft said. “We invite United Way of Fairfield County partner agencies as well as other community organizations to participate and provide information and activities that are fun and also to help inform the community of programs and resources available to them.”
To learn more about the services and programs offered by the UWFC, please visit the organization’s website at: https://www.uwayfairfieldco.org/ Currently, the home page features a link for donations to the Ukraine Relief Fund.
“More than 4 million people have fled Ukraine, and experts predict millions more will be forced to leave before the conflict is over. United Way of Fairfield County is teaming up with United Way Worldwide to support those displaced by the violence. Donate today to help the people of Ukraine find hope and healing.”