United Way Day of Action to Focus on Educational Achievement

Enjoy Free, Fun, Family-Friendly Activities June 20

As part of its year-long Centennial Celebration, United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) will hold its first summer event, United Way Day of Action, June 20 on the Purple People Bridge, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day is a fun, free and educational event for parents and children to help bridge the summer learning gap, and will be the biggest Day of Action in UWGC’s history!  Featured programs will include:

  • Interactive puppet show
  • Mural painting
  • Hip-hop dancing
  • Celebrity children’s book authors reading and book signing, including Sarah Jones, author of Lloyd Llama and Black & White Nighty Night at 11 a.m., and Kristen Simmons, discussing an signing The Glass Arrow at 1 p.m.
  • Science experiments
  • Sing-a-longs
  • Book fair
  • Story time
  • Book swap - please bring your gently used children’s book and swap it for a different one
  • All day, with prize drawings, special programs and enough cake for hundreds of people in celebration of our 100th birthday.

Participants will include: Adopt a Book, All Stars Read On, Art on the Streets, Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Eastside Players Community Theater, Elementz, Growing Sound, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Madcap Puppets, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Remke Markets, Inc., TapSnap, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, WCET/PBS, WordPlay Cincy, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, and The Yoga Bar

This Centennial year is an opportunity for our entire community to come together for the good of all. Plan now to be part of United Way’s other Centennial activities throughout the year, including a 20-week social campaign challenge to do 20 of 100 Ways to Live United; our ongoing 100s of Heroes Campaign; and the last of our early summer activities, which will showcase United Way as presenting sponsor of the July 9 TEDxCincinnati Main Stage event, “Accelerate”. Learn more at www.uwgc.org

Sponsors of the year’s Centennial Celebration are P&G and Western & Southern Financial Group, with media sponsor Scripps, WCPO, 9 On Your Side and WCPO Insider.

For more information about regional United Way Day of Action events in Aurora, IN, Batavia and Middletown, see www.uwgc.org/about-us/day-of-action