United Way Action Day 2019

Join us on Thursday, August 8, when United Way teams up with the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center to host Action Day 2019. This free, family-friendly event is your chance to make an immediate impact on the educational success of kids in our community and have a ton of fun!
Each year, more than 100,000 students in our community go back to school without a backpack and the essential supplies needed to learn and succeed in the classroom.
Since 2016, United Way has been teaming up with all seven of Minnesota’s pro sports teams to bring volunteers together at Action Day to help local students start the school year ready to learn by filling backpacks with school supplies.
In 2019, we will unite 4,000 volunteers to pack 40,000 backpacks that will be distributed to students through nonprofits and school districts across the metro area.

Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 12-7 p.m.
Three shifts available: 12-3 p.m. | 3-5 p.m. | 5-7 p.m.
Location: Xcel Energy Center

Registration is now open! Sign Up Today!

You can also make a difference by buying a backpack for a child in need. Your $28 donation to the Action Day Backpack Fund buys one backpack. If you donate three backpacks ($84) or more, you’ll get a free Action Day T-shirt! You can also start a fundraising team or donate to an existing team. Donate Now!

By 2021, our goal is to ensure every K-12 child in the Greater Twin Cities can start the school year with the backpack and supplies needed for success in the classroom.

#YourActionMatters to education. Game on for School! 

Get details from last year’s Action Day in our event recap. Or just check out the video below:

Action Day 2018 - Child dancing in the backpack line
Thu, Aug 8
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  • Xcel Energy Center

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