Thursday, June 19, 2008

United Way Day of Action

Got this in an email yesterday. Click the title link to be taken to the advocacy page. Click here for the home page. The link for the volunteer page is in the email body. Click here for ways you can help without ever leaving your desk and other cool stuff.

"United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.

We invite you to be part of the change. On June 21 – the longest day of the year – United Ways across the country are participating in a nationwide Day of Action. With more daylight hours than any other, June 21 is the perfect day to let your actions speak louder than words. It’s the perfect way to show, by example, what it means to LIVE UNITED.

What will you do on the longest day of the year? Click here to find ideas and tell us how you plan to LIVE UNITED on June 21. Be one of the first 100 applicants and get a free “Day of Action in a Box”—everything you need to host your own Day of Action (LIVE UNITED t-shirts, buttons, balloons, brochures, messaging and thank you notes)."

Oh, and that new widget on the left sidebar is waaaay cool. Click here to get one for your site. It will let you send email to all your representatives, including Bush and Cheney, at once. It also tells you about the issues and how each voted on said issue. It may be for United Way issues only...I just took a quick glance. 1 email writing for all. I like that :)


  1. Hi Prin,
    You amaze me with how much information you gather! I also learned facts about my home state I never knew before (or learned and forgot...)

  2. :) Since you are new here you probably don't know that I've been working on this blog for a little over a year. Before that, I was in school collecting links I would find I thought I might need when I went to get the master's or to take the licensure exam, on my computer. Then the awesome computer some had given me died. Luckily I had saved my bookmarks to disk before it died. I decided after that I needed a permanent place to put all that information, an easily accessible place. Then I decided that there must be other social work students out there just as frustrated as I was, so I decided to put it all on a blog and share. Since then it seems that everyone has decided to do the same thing. It seems that there are social work blogs everywhere professing to link to resources. I still feel that my site is a bit unique in that except for a few, most of the information I provide is free. That was my entire goal when I started, to provide poor students with links to reputable, quotable and free information. When I first started looking for information for my studies on the internet there basically was only SWAN and you had to pay for articles there. Then I found George Warren Brown University (which was not nearly what it is now but was an awesome place even then) and I never looked back. I give credit to George Warren Brown University's resource page completely, for helping me get through (without hurting anyone) all those friggin papers I had to write :)
    So that's about it for how it has just been a labor of love since then. It is just now starting to take off. Took awhile for people to realize that there are 8 other pages to it. But now people are starting to visit the other pages and that makes me happy. Please feel free to share the blog with your peers. I'm very appreciative of every visit I receive and just get slam tickled when someone leaves a comment :)

  3. Hey girl! The site is no longer active. FYI.

  4. It says it's under construction, but I will take it off for now. I sure hope she puts it back up soon :) Thanks for the heads up. I have a link checker on here, but I guess it missed that one. Thanks.