North Penn United Way & Impact Thrift Stores Join Forces to Make an Impact on Local Communities
August 13, 2014
Montgomeryville, PA- Impact Thrift Stores is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with the North Penn United Way during this year’s Day of Caring on Wednesday, September 17th by running a Collection Drive at Wegmans’ Montgomery Mall, North Wales location.
From 7:15am to 4pm Impact Thrift Stores will have a truck on site to collect clothing, shoes, linens, handbags, jewelry, books, CD’s, DVD’s and electronics. The North Penn United Way will receive money for every pound collected. The funds raised will support programs that help students succeed in school, ensure older adults remain independent, and community-connected and all residents have a strong safety net.
Day of Caring is a one-day, volunteer-driven program initiated by the United Way that connects hundreds of volunteers from local businesses to local nonprofits that need assistance with projects ranging from serving lunch at a soup kitchen to community improvement and beautification projects. This unique event gives volunteers an opportunity to spend their day working on assignments that make a difference in the lives of children, families and seniors.
This year, Day of Caring will be “kicked-off” with a breakfast at Wegmans at 7:15 am. Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and greet, connect with one another, and then join forces to mobilize the caring power of the greater North Penn and Indian Valley community, through various service projects.
“The North Penn United Way is excited to join forces with Impact Thrift Stores for our Annual Day of Caring. This one day event partners volunteers from local business with non-profit agencies who need assistance with projects for their agencies and/or clients. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future”, says Kristen Fisher, NPUW Dir. of Community Engagement and Volunteerism. Impact Thrift will be the beneficiary of the Day of Caring donated items. The donated merchandise will either be sold at one of Impact Thrift’s four stores (Hatboro, Montgomeryville, Norristown, Feasterville) or responsibly recycled, and the net proceeds benefit other non-profit organizations that feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, assist the blind, educate the youth as well as provide help to families and children in crisis.
“This community partnership between Impact Thrift and the North Penn United Way is the perfect illustration of the community coming together for the greater good. Day of Caring gives so many people the opportunity to serve enthusiastically, and help improve our community, one service project at a time,” said Tamika Miller, Director of Community Outreach for Impact Thrift Stores. “We are pleased to support the United Way and contribute to the well-being of the people in our local communities.”
For more information about North Penn United Way’s Day of Caring visit http://www.npuw.org/day-caring.