United Way’s Day of Action inspires 420 volunteers in Danbury area

June 19, 2017 GMT

DANBURY - More than 400 volunteers from 20 companies completed 60 service projects during United Way of Western Connecticut’s Day of Action earlier this month, according to a release.

The volunteers read to children, improved child care centers, beautified parks, lent a hand at senior centers, and helped summer camps stock up on supplies, the release said.

“Volunteers are the cornerstone of every successful organization and every thriving community,” said Kimberly Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut, in a prepared statement. “A service event of this undertaking and scale could not be successful without the support of a corporate and business community that recognizes and values volunteerism and the great work of nonprofits throughout greater Danbury and New Milford.”

Ridgefield Supply provided materials and supplies for many of the projects, the release said. The event’s kick-off breakfast was hosted by the Danbury Police Athletic League. Breakfast was provided by Chik-fil-A in Brookfield; coffee was donated by Starbucks on North Street. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Caraluzzi’s and Stew Leonard’s also make donations, according to the release.