Do you or someone you know LIVE UNITED? Everyone knows someone who is doing something good in the Grove City community: taking an elder neighbor to the grocery store, helping Mom to prepare dinner, raising funds for a good cause...
Submit your/their story - no matter how big or small - and send it with a picture by inbox on the Grove City Area United Way Facebook page!
Here's the best part: All the pictures will be posted during September on our Facebook and the one with more Likes will win a *Nonni's* $50 gift certificate and a LIVE UNITED t-shirt!
*Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2014.
*Mary Williams has volunteered for 15 years with the Grove City Community Food Pantry. In 2005, her Mom Mary Visniesky joined her on this mission.
“I like meeting and helping the clients and Mom loves stocking the shelves. When they need us here, we come down; we both look forward to the days of the week where we work. We can always have more volunteers, so if you want to help, come to the Food Pantry!”
*Ethan Foley enjoys volunteering. He has helped at Thrifty Threads and the Food Pantry, and every year participates in the United Way events. This summer he was on a Mission Trip for kids in need in Wilmington, Delaware. There, he served as a Camp Counseler. He is also part of the Youth Group of the East Main Presbyterian Church where he was Crew Leader at their VBS, and now he is serving as a Junior Borough Council member.
“It is a great thing to contribute -at least a little bit- to change people lives. It makes me feel good to help people in need. I really enjoyed serving at Thrifty Threads. It was a cool way to give back to my community in a different way. It is also a real joy to help the United Way every year with Stuff The Bus, and their annual Day of Caring. It truly makes me overjoyed to have the opportunity to help all of our neighbors.”
*Elizabeth Gregg and her husband Matthew reside in Grove City and are active in their church, Grace Anglican, located in Slippery Rock. As a photographer, Elizabeth enjoys meeting so many different people. She also enjoys cooking and baking and is eager to share the fruits of that labor with others.
"I enjoy serving others and one way to help is by cooking and providing meals to those with a need and also arranging a meal delivery schedule when parents welcome home a new baby." What 'Live United' means to her: "Embracing the area you live in by fostering community while living in a way that is pleasing to Christ and a reflection of His love."
*Alex DeGroff dedicates an important part of his time to the Grove City Arts Council.
“Two years ago, I moved back to Grove City from New York and I knew right away that I wanted to help grow the Arts here. Many in the Community needed a space to express themselves, and a space to come together to enjoy, teach and learn about the Arts. So when I heard that the GCAC was starting, I became involved. Right now there’s so much going on here, but we would love to have more volunteers: from people to staff the gallery and events, to artists and musicians that would like to present their shows. The GCAC is a place where they can feel part of a bigger community.”