518 Day

518 Day Community Celebration

Presented by MVP Health Care
Thursday, May 18, 2023

United Way's 518 Day provides opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to be part of the solution to building a more resilient Capital Region through volunteerism and community impact.

On May 18, join hundreds across the Capital Region, taking action in their communities through various improvement projects and activities for local non-profit health and human service agencies uniting our neighbors! For questions, email 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org.

Service Projects, Stuff the CDTA Bus, Sunrise Yoga, RAK Bingo, and more!

Share your day using #518Day and tag us!

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How Will You Get Involved?


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Choose Your Service Project

518 Day 2023 Projects Coming Soon

What keeps the Greater Capital Region strong is the power of the community. Select a 518 Day service project through UWGCR's United to Volunteer portal. You can view all the volunteer opportunities offered for 518 Day, track your volunteer hours, and continue to engage with local organizations that need your help. 

Examples of projects include landscaping, storage organization, painting, and more!

Create your United to Volunteer profile and choose your 518 Day service project at UnitedtoVolunteer.org


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Women United Community Baby Shower Drive

Help us Stuff the CDTA Bus

Being a parent can be challenging, especially for expecting parents who already struggle to make ends meet. Welcome our newest community members and provide valuable encouragement and support to new moms by participating in this year's Community Baby Shower, led by Women United.

See below for collection items and drop-off locations.
Interested in starting a collection and would like assistance in organizing it? Contact 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org

The Women United Community Baby Shower will support United Way's five Family & Neighborhood Resource Centers, including Mechanicville Area Community Center, Schenectady Community Action Program, Schoharie County Community Action Program, Trinity Alliance, and Unity House.

How to Donate


Shop online through our Amazon WishList

United Way GCR
at the Blake Annex
1 Steuben Place
Albany, NY 12207


May 18, 2023

Stuff the Bus items


Amazon Wishlist

Shop our Amazon WishList; items will be shipped directly to United Way.


For more information, email 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org 

Interested in starting a collection with your business or organization to drop off at the bus on 518 Day?

We want to know! Send an email to 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org with the details of your collection or any questions you may have.

Use this sign on the outside of your collection box.

The Women United Community Baby Shower will support United Way's five Family & Neighborhood Resource Centers, including, 

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Sunrise Yoga

Presented by Honest Weight Food Co-op

Cost: $25  |  Register Here

Join us for a 60-minute sunrise vinyasa flow to kick off the morning of 518 Day. The class will begin at 6 a.m. on the roof of the Blake Annex (1 Steuben Place, Albany) with Yoga Activist Nikki Rogers, followed by a light breakfast courtesy of Honest Weight.

Please come prepared with your own mat and water. The class is limited to 40 participants.


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518 Day Community Celebration

End the day with food, drinks, and fun with all the hardworking 518 Day volunteers and supporters at the Community Celebration!

12 pm - 3 pm at Mohawk Harbor
200 Harborside Dr, Schenectady


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Random Acts of Kindness BINGO 

Presented by Stewart's Shops

Random Acts of Kindness Bingo (RAK) or RAK for Kids is a great way to show how several random acts of kindness add up! This is a great remote volunteer activity for your friends, coworkers, and family!

If you're interested in participating as a classroom or a school, please reach out to us at 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org so we can recognize your group.

How it works

  • Download the RAK Bingo Card below.
  • Each square represents a random act of kindness; complete these tasks as a group or independently.
  • When you complete a square, please write the time it took to complete it on your United to Volunteer profile.

Once you get BINGO

  • Complete a row, diagonal, or column to get your BINGO - You can try for as many BINGOs on your card as you like!
  • You can track your hours and add them to your volunteer time in your United to Volunteer profile.
  • Add the total amount of time spent volunteering from each of your squares.
  • Email your card to 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org with your contact information, and we will send you your Stewart's Shops ice cream coupon. 

RAK Bingo Card

(coming soon) 



RAK Bingo Card for Kids

(coming soon) 



Tag us on social media or email 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org with your completed RAK card in the month of May to be mailed an ice cream voucher for Stewart's Shops! Download your BINGO card to get started!

Thank you to our 518 Day Sponsors

Presented by

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Sponsored by

American National


Northwestern Mutual

Sunmark Charitable Foundation

United Healthcare


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City of Schenectady

Honest Weight

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Orange Theory Fitness

Stewarts Shops

The Blake Annex

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