DRESS A CHILD
United Way of Butte and Anaconda, in conjunction with the Salvation Army Backpack program, provides funding for low income children from Butte and Anaconda to receive new outfits in preparation for the upcoming school year. In August of 2021, we had 99 children receive school clothing and backpacks. This event, held at Walmart would not have been such a success had it not been for the 57 volunteer shoppers giving of their time to shop for these children. Clothes were placed in gift bags and families picked them up at the United Way office.
STONE SOUP EVENT
United Way of Butte and Anaconda Stone Soup events are held in February. We originally planned two events, one in Butte and one in Anaconda. When the call for volunteers went out, several offices wanted to volunteer as teams. This year we did bags of soup ingredients. In Anaconda, we had 11 volunteers who prepared 103 bags. In Butte, we had 52 volunteers who prepared 339 bags. The bags of ingredients were delivered to the Butte Emergency Food Bank and Anaconda's Project Care for distribution.
DAY OF THE CHILD
This year's Day of the Child was April 4. The theme was Travel Around the World. Nine partner agencies participated with 35 volunteers. We had 78 children participate with 45 parents.
DAY OF CARING
Our Day of Caring will be held in June this year
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS STORIES
For 12 days in December volunteers read Christmas stories at the Downtown library for local daycares.