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Monday, September 8, 2003 – More than 500 volunteers will be lending a hand to local nonprofit agencies in Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties on Tuesday, September 9 , as part of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area's Community Care Day and KeyBank's Neighbors Make the Difference Day. United Way and KeyBank have partnered locally in order to help a greater number of our neighbors in need.


“Community Care Day brings together employees from companies all over the community to see first-hand their United Way donations at work and give our agencies some much needed help,” said Marc Levy, President of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area. Levy noted that United Way chose to pilot Community Care Day for the kickoff event for two reasons. “It demonstrates for the entire community that we can do more together than we can alone, which is the spirit and value of your United Way. It also demonstrates in a tangible manner that United Way is about mobilizing human as well as financial resources on behalf of the network of services in our community.”


The day will begin at Eastwood Metro Park at 7:30 a.m . with a complimentary breakfast for United Way volunteers and supporters, hosted by Community Care Day sponsor GE Card Services. Pete Luongo , 2003 Campaign Chairman and retired President and CEO of the Berry Company, will announce the goal of $13,000,001 and recognize the Pacesetter Companies who ran early successful employee campaigns.


From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. volunteers will be working throughout the three-county area helping agencies and elderly community members who don't have the resources to complete projects such as painting and landscaping. For example, volunteers will be helping an independent senior complete some much needed painting and landscaping at 230 Strand Avenue.


Community Care Day project sites include:

  • Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley (922 W. Riverview)
  • Daybreak (50 Theobald Court)
  • Dayton Urban Ministry Center (3665 Otterbein Avenue)
  • Dayton Boys and Girls Club (1798 West Stewart Street)
  • Family Violence Prevention Center (Xenia)
  • Five Oaks Neighborhood Improvement Association/Family Service Association
  • Hampton Square Apartments (707 Forest Avenue)
  • Mercy Manor (23 Grosvenor Avenue)
  • Senior Resource Connection (105 South Wilkinson and 5601 Kentshire )
  • United Rehabilitation Services ( 4710 Old Troy Pike)
  • Wesley Community Center (230 Strand Avenue)
  • Yellow Springs Community Children's Center (320 Corry Street, Yellow Springs)
  • YMCA (Dayton – 316 North Wilkinson, Fairborn – 300 South Central Avenue,Xenia – 135 East Church Street)
  • YWCA of Dayton (131 West Third Street)


Volunteers participating in Community Care Day work at the following companies: The Antioch Company, Antioch University, The Berrry Company, Bullen Ultrasonics , CH2M, Care Source, Citifinancial , City of Dayton, DAY International, Domestic Violence Shelter, E. Lynn App Architects, Eaton Community Schools, Elano Corporation, GE Card Services, Good Samaritan Hospital, Greene County Combined Health District, Greenbriar , Henny Penny Corporation, Heartland of Eaton, Lexis Nexis , MeadWestvaco, Miami Valley Hospital, Neaton Auto Products , Parker Hannifin, Preble County Job and Family Services, Preble County MRDD, Rohm & Haas, Scitex , US Bank, UPS, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, Van Crest , Vectren, Yellow Springs High School, YMCA (Fairborn, Dayton and Xenia), and the YWCA.


The Pacesetter Companies are: American Red Cross , Artemis Center , The Berry Company , Big Brothers/Big Sisters , Brower Insurance , Catholic Social Services , Chapel Electric , Chemineer and IAM Local 225 , Citifinancial , Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors , Community Blood Center / Community Tissue Services , DAY International , The Dayton Foundation , Dayton Urban League , Family Services , First Financial Banks (Lewisburg & Camden) , Golden Age Center , Hooven Dayton and GCIU Local 508 , Humana Military Healthcare Services , JC Penney Fairfield Commons , Lazarus-Macy's Dayton Mall & Fairfield Commons , Lutheran Social Services , Manpower of Dayton , McGohan Brabender , Miami Valley Research Foundation , Miami Valley Teen Coalition , Montgomery County Medical Society , Morris Furniture , NCIC Capital Fund , New Horizons Computer Learning Center , Northwestern Mutual Financial Network , O'Neil & Associates , Parisian , Preble County Council on Aging , Preble County MR/DD , Price Brothers , Scitex Digital Printing , Siebenthaler Company , Systech Environmental Corp. , Teamsters Local 957 , U.S. Bank Eaton , UFCW Local 1099 , Unified Health Solutions , United Rehabilitation Services , United Way of the Greater Dayton Area , and Vectren.



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