Zions Employees Join in ‘Day of Caring’
Annual United Way Event Marks 27 Years
From Lewiston to Twin Falls and from Logan to St. George, dozens of employees across Idaho and Utah took part in United Way’s 27th annual Day of Caring event in September.
Employee volunteers ranging from bond traders to business bankers stepped away from their regular daily duties to participate in service projects including vision screenings, neighborhood cleanups and food pantry sorting.
“In addition to strengthening relationships between employees, United Way Day of Caring gives us a greater appreciation for our clients, neighbors and so many of the amazing people who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that our communities continue to extend a helping hand to the most vulnerable among us,” says Angelina Tsu, vice president of Community Development at Zions Bank and the bank’s 2019 United Way Day of Caring coordinator. “This event is just one example of Zions Bank’s commitment to the communities it serves.”
Idaho Service Projects
Boise. Volunteers set up a booth for the Hyde Park Street Fair.
Idaho Falls. Eastern Idaho employees spent the day at the Community Food Basket — Idaho Falls, sorting and packaging food for families in need.
Lewiston. Northern Idaho volunteers helped United Way Lewiston with its annual fundraising campaign, painting and distributing campaign materials.
Pocatello. Employees rolled up their sleeves at the Idaho Foodbank, filling backpacks with food for school children experiencing food insecurity.
Twin Falls. Employees packed and prepared meals and snack packs for families, foster children and children in need.
Utah Service Projects
Logan. 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.
Ogden. Employees cleaned up and performed maintenance work on yards and home exteriors throughout the city.
Orem/Provo. Employees painted and laid new sod and mulch at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.
Salt Lake City. Volunteers conducted vision screenings at Guadalupe School and labeled books at Woodrow Wilson Elementary so teachers can find reading material to match students’ ability levels.
St. George. Southern Utah employees sorted, organized and set out donations for the SwitchPoint Community Resource Center thrift store and food pantry.