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It is possible to build a stronger community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed—when we work together. Now more than ever, United Way of SWLA and volunteers can join forces to fight for change. We develop youth volunteers that understand the impact made and continue to give back throughout their lives. Our community thrives when everyone is healthy, happy and safe.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana has other initiatives and projects going on throughout the year. Our team is always ready for more volunteers. We are currently working on our WRITESTART PROJECT.
If you and your friends would like to help by collecting new, unused school supply items for children in need, we would love to hear from you!
So many people choose to volunteer with United Way because we fight for lasting change and are joined by millions around the world. Our global strategy achieves bigger results, but our local united way of swla ensures we tailor needs and solutions to our community. by showing children they can make an impact, we create change that will resonate for generations to come.
- Denise Durel, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana
United Way of Southwest Louisiana's Summer of Service program will have them off the couch, learning new things and meeting new people all over the community. Research has repeatedly shown the value of keeping young people engaged, active and using their brain during the hot months of summer. We listened and are giving area youth a fun and rewarding way to learn!
United Way of Southwest Louisiana's Summer of Service program is specifically designed for ages 12 to 18. The program has 5 human services projects to do from June through July. Forty youth volunteers will aid UWSWLA staff with projects in our community. The elderly, veterans and homeless will be the focus of projects because they have pressing needs that are not being addressed. While fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity in Southwest Louisiana, we will illustrate the value of serving those most in need.
Each volunteer will choose how many weeks and when they plan to take part. The activity for each week will take up one to two days and not the entire week. We'd love to have everyone for the entire time period, but if you can only do a few please don't hesitate to sign up.
At the conclusion of the program, we'll have a volunteer celebration and make sure everyone receives certificates with the number of hours volunteered and the projects they aided.
Each of the projects will be at a different location. If the volunteer will need transportation to and from the United Way SWLA building at 815 Ryan Street to these locations, please make sure and check it off on the volunteer form.
Alcoa Carbon Products funds the Summer of Service project. Alcoa and its employees are committed to making Southwest Louisiana a healthier, safer place to live. We're all in this together and their generosity benefits the entire community.
For over 79 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.
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Lake Charles, LA 70601
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