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Day of Caring Thursday, May 15

Show Your Community You Care

Imagine the sun is shining. The sky is blue and you, your co-workers and friends are laughing and enjoying each other’s company as you rake up debris. Plus the work you are doing is benefiting one of the many Valley non-profits, who help so many in the community have a better quality life. Volunteering feels so good. You can have this experience Thursday, May 15, during the annual Day of Caring or another time that is convenient during that week. United Way of Mat-Su organizes this event bringing together local service groups, businesses, clubs, families and individuals to complete requested projects. Our whole community benefits from this mass volunteer effort.

Download a list of the many volunteer opportunities requested so far. (.PDF)

Contact Cherie at 907-745-5822 to volunteer or for more information. YOU can make a positive difference in your community join us and see what can be accomplished when we LIVE UNITED.

If your non-profit organization needs volunteers fill out the project application form (.doc) and email to or fax to 907-745-0635.


Seeking Proposals for Ad Agency Services

United Way of Mat-Su is soliciting proposals for ad agency services for the Alaska Wellness Coalition’s statewide media campaign to reduce underage drinking. Please see the following RFP for more information.

AWC Media Campaign RFP (.PDF)

2013 D. A. Jones Volunteer of the Year.

The 2013 Dorothy A Jones Volunteer of the Year is Alden (Al) Kastar. To be eligible a person must be a Mat-Su Borough resident and have served in the health and human service non-profit area. They are judged according to the length and breadth of their service. Mr. Kaster certainly meets those guidelines.

Read more about Mr. Kastar's committment to our community.

2013 Pacesetter Award

The 2013 United Way of Mat-Su Pacesetter is Northrim Bank. The award was presented by last year's recipient, Mat-Su Borough School District represented by Superintendent Dr. Paramo to Erika Bills, AVP Business Development Officer for Northrim Bank.
The award is given to the organization that exceeds last year's fundraising for United Way of Mat-Su by the highest %. Thank you Northrim Bank employees for your generosity. We appreciate that you LIVE UNITED.

erika bills and d. paramo


Homeless Connect

Download the Homeless Connect Flyer (.pdf)

United Way Reader’s Program Volunteer Wins

The LARGE limited edition stuffed toy pony donated by Wells Fargo was won by one of our volunteer readers, Shannon Fouche. However, all volunteer readers are winners as they receive the joy of seeing a child’s skill improve.
You, too, can experience this joy and know you are making a real difference not only for this child’s future, but also in the future of our community. Sign up today by contacting are needed for one-on-one sessions in the kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms. Can you give a 1/2 hour twice a week at a school near you for a month, 3 months, until the end of the school year? The Mat-Su Borough School District will organize scheduling and teachers will provide supervision. We will pay for background checks. Choose a school from the list below. Experience the joy of volunteering and help a child succeed.

volunteer reader wins stuffed pony

Sign up today by contacting

Download a flyer with available schools and times. (.PDF)

How can YOU help?

See a list of Volunteer Opportunities on our Volunteer Page!


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