A community stands together

This Friday, take action in your community

A community stands togetherThis Friday marks the fifth annual United Way Day of Action. It’s an annual event on June 21 of each year where United Ways throughout the world harness their power to positively change communities.

In Calgary, Aboriginal Awareness Week (June 17 – June 22) coincides with the Day of Action and there is ample opportunity to take action and get involved! Check out Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary for details on events, including local powwows and the opening of Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre on Friday. Some local companies and groups are doing Days of Caring, and on Sunday, teams will converge at the Calgary airport for the 2nd annual Plane Pull.

You can also check out The 21. This first-of-its kind U.S. event will feature celebrities from the sports world, entertainment, leaders in the education field, and also everyday heroes who are making a difference in their communities through education.

Speaking of which – don’t forget to check out “All In” for Youth if you haven’t already, to find out how Calgarians are cutting the dropout rate in our own city!

“All In” for Youth – Cutting the dropout rate in Calgary from Calgary United Way on Vimeo.

What are you doing to make a difference for your community? Let us know by leaving a comment below!