5-1-8 Day Community Celebration

Tri-County United Way’s 518 Day offers chances for individuals, families, and groups to contribute to the creation of a most robust community through volunteering and community engagement. The event is held throughout the month of May and celebrated directly on May 18th thus it being called 518 Day.

Tri-County United Way commends the community’s united efforts to make the 5-1-8 Day a resounding success. Throughout the month of May 2023, the event highlighted the extraordinary dedication and selflessness of individuals and groups, as they generously supported local initiatives throughout Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties.

Schools, partner agencies, and regional businesses got involved with a number of Tri-County United Way’s 5-1-8 Day initiatives by participating in our ‘United In Kindness’ initiative where students wrote a number of kindness cards and appreciation letters to honor our senior community. Students also visited with senior citizens at local senior homes to assist with small projects.

Throughout the month of May students also cleaned up local communities throughout Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties – specifically in Washington County throughout Fort Ann and Hartford.

Businesses also participated in 5-1-8 Day by hosting a number of events including food drives throughout the month of May. Overall, local businesses and communities collected over $750 worth of non-perishable food items which directly benefited our partner agencies and hundreds of local families throughout our Tri-County region.

These acts of kindness and community engagement have demonstrated the power of unity and the positive impact that can be achieved when individuals come together for a shared purpose. United, we can do more.

5-1-8 Day 2023 Participants:

  • Adirondack Health Institute (AHI)
  • Bolton Central School
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks
  • Family Service Association of Glens Falls, INC.
  • Glens Falls Senior Center
  • Cambridge Central School
  • Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties
  • Fort Ann Central School
  • The Senior Center of The Kingsbury and Fort Edward
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Queensbury Elementary
  • The Glen at Hiland Meadows
  • Stewart’s Shops

We thank all for making our Tri-County region a kinder, more compassionate community. Read more HERE about 518 Day.

For more information about how to get involved with Tri-County United Way or next year’s 5-1-8 Day celebration, please contact Laura Jensen, Community Engagement, at (518) 793-3136. To get involved in our food drive for next year, click here for a preferred list of food items.