ACHIEVA has long been a recipient of volunteer supports during the United Way Day of Caring. Day of Caring connects teams of volunteers with local non-profits for a day of doing good. Typically, teams come to ACHIEVA to beautify the campus and assist with the annual "Dirt on my Shirt" Early Intervention party.
Two years ago, however, in addition to receiving volunteer services, ACHIEVA decided to offer them. As the people receiving ACHIEVA's employment supports sought valuable volunteer opportunities in the community, they teamed with a group from S&T Bank to enhance the Twin Echo Boy Scout Camp. The experience was so rewarding that the two organizations teamed up again in 2018 to prepare the Laurelville Retreat Center for its fall season and 75th Anniversary Celebration.
ACHIEVA and S&T Bank were proud to accept the United Way 2018 "United in Service Volunteer Award" at the Fred Rogers Center on the Saint Vincent campus for their joint commitment to excellence in volunteerism. This award is presented to an individual or group who has:
- At least a two-year history of volunteering with United Way in various capacities
- Contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer time in the award year
- Demonstrated excellence in volunteerism with a United Way program or special project
- Advocates for volunteerism in local community
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