Project Connect helps those in need on their journey to health, financial stability, and housing by bringing over 50 service providers to one location.
“I believe as educators, we have a responsibility to serve our communities,” Terry said. “Just as teaching and learning surpass the walls of traditional educational settings, the same is true in regards to the impact created through community service and outreach.”
“Interacting with people from the community reminds me of why we do what we do,” Terry said. Our purpose as an institution and as people are made clearer when we take the time to serve.”
He recounted this memorable interaction:
Additional volunteer opportunities with the Valley of the Sun United Way include WeekEnd Hunger backpack assembly, Generation United kids care, Make a Difference Day, literacy fairs, serving Thanksgiving dinner at community centers and shelters, and more. Visit www.vsuw.org to learn more about the Valley of the Sun United Way and how you can make a difference all year long.
For more information about Rio Salado United Way initiatives and how you can get involved, visit this blog.
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By Rio Salado Communications Coordinator Mira Radovich.