On September 11, 2012, join United Way and UPS as we “stuff” a truck with donations to benefit Nashua-area residents in need. Starting at 7 AM, the UPS Flame Truck will be accepting donations at St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis Street, off of Everett Turnpike, Exit 5. While over 300 employees from Greater Nashua volunteer for United Way’s 21st Annual Day of Caring, stop by with non-perishable food or other items to help our friends and neighbors who use local social services. We will collect donations until 5:30 PM.
Local food banks are suffering greatly during these summer months, and some almost have reached the point where they will have to turn away clients. A recent Associated Press article explains that many agencies are seeing a 40% increase in need, but a lack in resources. We are seeking donations of the following:
- Non-perishable food items (especially peanut butter, canned meats, rice, pasta, soup, and canned fruits and vegetables)
- Twin sheets
- School supplies
- Personal hygiene items
- Cleaning supplies
- Diapers (especially size 4, 5, 6, and pull-ups)
- Baby care items
Please only donate new items to ensure the best quality for the recipients. All donations will be sorted and donated to local agencies, including shelters, food pantries, and transitional housing programs at Mary’s House, The Front Door Agency, and Marguerite’s Place.
Help us spread the word by sharing this blog post and/or printing this poster and displaying it at your workplace: http://www.unitedwaynashua.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Stuff-the-Truck-Poster.pdf