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United Way of South Central Illinois 


Tuesday June 21, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT

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Mt. Vernon City Park 
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 


What can you expect at 

The National Day of Action?

Here is a list of groups and businesses that are supporting our initiative to promote health, education and income in our community!

  • Bookmark Decorating
    Sponsored by: Project Child

  • Duck Pond
    Sponsored by: Community First Bank

  • Fire Safety Station
    Sponsored by: Mt. Vernon Fire Dept.

  • Carseat Safety Inspection Station
    Sponsored by: St. MarysGood Samaritan

  • Handwashing Technique Station
    Sponsored by:  Crossroads Community Hospital

  • Stuffed Animal Operating Room (Have your torn and worn stuffed animals "stitched" back to health by a true scrub nurse in full scrub attire!)
    Sponsored by: Crossroads Community Hospital

  • Electrical Safety Station
    Sponsored by: Ameren

  • Face Painting
    Sponsored by: Logan Street Daycare

  • Goldfish Races
    Sponsored by: First United Methodist Church Youth Group

  • Children's Health Activity
    Sponsored by: YMCA





United Way National Day of Action 

National Day of Action is a "call to action" for individuals to GIVE.  ADVOCATE and/or volunteer in issues related to education, income and/or health.  Join us for an opportunity to make a difference!

United Way is inviting groups, organizations and businesses to participate in activities focused around children ages birth to give years old and their families.

The Day of Action's overall goal is to sign young children up for FREE Dolly Parton Imagination Library Books and to impact their lives in the three key target areas.

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See ideas on how your group can host an activity or booth in one of the target areas!


  • Reading areas with celebrity readers
  • Box Turtle Races (focus on counting, shapes, and colors)
  • A "fishing" pond
  • Educational puppet show
  • Face painting
  • Yellow Duck Races
  • Story telling
  • Magic Show
  • Used Children's Book Drive
  • Stuff the Bus Drive
  • Pre-School readiness kit


  • Dental Health Booth
  • Drug Free Booth
  • Bicycle/Tricycle or cardboard box roadeo and races (helmet safety)
  • Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Detectors Program
  • Potato Sack Races and other "fitness" related games/activities
  • Prenatal Care Booth
  • Ident-a-Kid (Sponsor Needed!)


  •  Piggy Bank give-a-ways to teach kids & families about savings
  • Family budget assistance
  • Savings or checking account sign ups
  • Credit counseling
  • Cashier & Prize booth (Kids get a "$" or token for going to each booth/station that they can then use to "purchase" a small prize; teaching money management.)


You can use our ideas or come up with your own!  Just make it about kids!



Call 242-8000 to register your booth or click here to register NOW and we will contact you!Register Now!



 There is no need to register if you are attending.  Just show up!  We look forward to seeing you there!