Zions Rallies Employees to Serve
United Way Day of Caring Celebrates 26 Years
Nearly 300 Zions employees assembled to serve their communities in Utah and Idaho during United Way’s 26th annual Day of Caring event in September.
Service projects took place at community centers, schools and local nonprofits. Volunteers were enthusiastic about the opportunity to strengthen their communities.
“I love how the United Day Way of Caring rallies our entire company to support our communities,” says Jamie Peterson, one of the bank’s United Way Day of Caring coordinators. “There’s always a lot of excitement around each regional project, which demonstrates that we work for a great company with great employees.”
Employees helped the Boys & Girls Club of Nampa with minor repairs and cleaning the gym and exterior grounds. They also spoke to youth club members about banking career paths.
Volunteers processed donations for distribution to the needy. They removed tags and organized articles of clothing.
Employees spent the day at the Idaho Foodbank preparing shipments to more than 400 of its community-based partners across the state.
Eastern Idaho employees served the Idaho Youth Ranch, which sells donated household items to support its youth programs. Employees sorted, priced and stocked goods for the thrift store.
Northern Idaho employees helped the United Way with its annual fundraising campaign, sorting campaign materials and delivering them to local businesses.
Volunteers spent the day at The Family Place, a nonprofit that offers workshops and programs to support families. Employees did yardwork, housekeeping and assisted with various projects for upcoming events.
Employees worked on yard cleanup and landscaping at Gramercy Elementary School.
Employees helped improve the South Franklin Community Center, which provides educational programs that promote individual growth and encourage relationship building. They built cabinets, cleaned the facility, and organized the center’s kitchen and library.
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Employees helped East Midvale Elementary students build confidence and develop fundamental reading skills.
Volunteers sorted, organized and set out donations for the SwitchPoint Community Resource Center thrift store and food pantry.