United Way Seeks Volunteers to Write Thank You Notes for 1,800 HCPS Employees

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United Way of Henderson County (UWHC) is seeking volunteers for the sixth annual Day of Action, taking place across the county in a single project to show support for Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) staff.

United Way is spearheading an effort to collect and distribute a personalized thank you card for each one of the 1,800 staff members in HCPS schools. Volunteers are needed to take a set of 50 cards and - together with their family, workplace, civic or neighborhood group - write a personal message of thanks and support on each card.

“United Way recognizes it has been a challenging year and a half for us all, and our schools have risen to that challenge,” said UWHC Executive Director Denise Cumbee Long. “When we asked HCPS leadership the best way for the community to support our schools through Day of Action this year, this simple request for heartfelt messages of appreciation really touched us. We are excited to unite the community through this simple act of kindness.”

Superintendent Dr. John Bryant said, "I have never been more proud of our staff. They have been there for the 13,000 students of this community through virtual learning, hybrid schedules and COVID protocols and they’ll be there for whatever comes next. And through it all, they’ve shown care, compassion and dedication to the children of this community.”

Community members who want to volunteer can do so easily by texting ACTION to 71777 or clicking here.