518 Day

518 Day Community Celebration
Thursday, May 18, 2024

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.

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

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.

Share your day using #518Day and tag us!

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How Will You Get Involved?


Service Projects Banner

Choose Your Service Project

518 Day 2024 projects are 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 at UnitedtoVolunteer.org to be ready for the day!


Stuff the Bus Banner

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.
Are you interested in starting a collection and would like assistance in organizing it? Contact 518Day@unitedwaygcr.org

518 Day Community Baby Shower is powered by

Women United Logo Stacked                         CDTA logo with Dots

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


Stay tuned for 2024 drop-off locations


Shop online through our Amazon WishList

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

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, 

Sunrise Yoga Banner

Sunrise Yoga

Powered by Honest Weight Food Co-op

Cost: $25  |  Registration coming in 2024

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 B 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.

518 Day Sunrise Yoga is powered by

Honest Weight


Community Celebration Banner

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!

RAK Bingo Banner

Random Acts of Kindness BINGO 

Powered 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 contact 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 and add your hours 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. 

Download Your

RAK Bingo Card

Download Your

RAK Bingo Card for Kids


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!

518 Day RAK Bingo is powered by

Stewarts Shops

More ways to get involved

Thank you to our 518 Day 2023 Sponsors

For 2024 sponsorship opportunities, please send a message to 518day@unitedwaygcr.org

Presented by

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Sponsored by

American National


Northwestern Mutual

Sunmark Charitable Foundation

United Healthcare




CDTA logo with Dots

City of Schenectady

Honest Weight

Galesi Group logo


Lowes Logo



Orange Theory Fitness

Price Chopper Market 32


Stewarts Shops

The Blake Annex

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Women United Logo Stacked

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