Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action
is May 17, 2018
Imagine ending your workday feeling content and confident that you made a difference in your community, improved others’ lives, and had a great time doing it. This Day of Action offers you and your organization a fun, meaningful way to connect and improve the community in one fabulous day.
What is Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action?
This Day of Action is an annual day of service sponsored by United Way of Greater Portland. More than 1,000 volunteers from local businesses and schools will spend the day enhancing our thriving community at 75+ projects with local nonprofits and schools. Projects include painting, trail clearing, gardening, cleaning, organizing, reading with children, and more. Greater Portland literally sparkles at the end of the day!
Why Get Involved?
In addition to helping to improve our community, volunteering can be a great team building opportunity for staff. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about community needs and about the work of a specific agency or school.
When is the 2018 Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action?
Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action is the third Thursday in May. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
Where does this Day of Action take place?
Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action projects are held at agencies, schools, and municipal sites throughout the Greater Portland area! Volunteers head out to their assigned projects by 9:00 a.m. for a day of fun and hard work!
Can't Make Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action 2018?
If your company is not able to provide volunteers, there are lots of other ways to get involved. Host a book drive, make an in-kind donation such as plants, snack items, gift certificates for supplies, raffle items, tools, paint, etc. For more information, contact Karen Stephenson at: email@example.com.
Join us for Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action 2018!
Pre-registration has closed.
Official volunteer sign-up begins in mid-April. Pre-registered contacts will be notified via email when the site is open.
Our kick-off will be held virtually via Facebook Live this year, so please do not go to the park.
Our first broadcast will begin around 9:15 a.m. and then we’ll go live from various sites throughout the day. Please like or follow us on Facebook to watch!
Please contact Karen Stephenson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To order t-shirts, please click here and choose the white LIVE UNITED t-shirts. We encourage you to check inventory and place your order ASAP to ensure time for delivery.
To add your logo to the back of the t-shirt, contact 1-800-793-9837 or email@example.com to place a special order.
When you register your company on the United Way Store site, you’ll need to choose Company Supporting a United Way Campaign (Corporate Partner) and then you’ll have two payment options: Sign me up for Invoice My Corporate Partner Account (requires approval) OR Sign me up for Corporate Partner Credit Card – TAX EXEMPT (requires approval). We recommend choosing the latter.
For assistance, call 1-800-813-9564.
2018 Project Registration has closed!
If you’d like to register a project for a future event, your organization must first have an account on the VolunteerME Greater Portland website. Email Kerrie Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
2018 Day of Action Blank Sign-In Sheet (Please print copies and ensure volunteers sign in. All sign-in sheets will need to be returned to UWGP.)
2018 Day of Action Worksite Poster (You are welcome to print copies of this worksite poster to display at your Day of Action project site.)