United Way of Greater Atlanta and Bank of America came together for their big Day of Action, a partnership that dedicated the bank’s employee volunteers to 12 United Way partner agencies at 14 locations across Greater Atlanta to support United Way’s Campaign for Child Well-Being, reported AJC.com on April 24.
Research recently shared by United Way of Greater Atlanta and community partners found that nearly 500,000 youth across the Greater Atlanta region live in low well-being neighborhoods – with some of the highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of economic mobility of any region in the country.
“There are too many people in Atlanta who are limited by their zip codes — unable to create a better life for themselves and their families through good jobs or affordable housing. With Day of Action, we really focused on building pathways to economic mobility by addressing issues of workforce development, education, housing and community development across Atlanta through our work with these nonprofits,” said Wendy Stewart, Atlanta market president for Bank of America.
Hundreds of volunteers participated in projects at Action Ministries, the American Red Cross, Back on My Feet, Easter Seals, Gateway Homeless Shelter, LaAmistad, Lost-N-Found, Meals on Wheels Atlanta, Open Hand Atlanta, Prestigious Purse Inc. and Salvation Army Red Shield.