Trunk or Treat: Annual Community Event Seeks to Provide Safe Space for Families, Kids
United Way Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street is back, Sat., Oct. 28 at United Way Plaza (1005 Tillman Street) from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
In 2015, GP Cellulose donated what is now our Memphis headquarters on 1005 Tillman Street. We seek to build relationships with our surrounding community, in hopes our proximity to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Memphis will influence and affect the programs, agencies, and initiatives we support in the Mid-South.
“We want the 38112 community and Mid-South to know we do not see ourselves as a charity, but a change agent creating opportunities for the people we touch as well as a neighbor and friend,” said Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., President and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South.
Our annual Trunk or Treat is an effort to give families a safe space for their children to enjoy the Halloween and fall season while providing resources and information beneficial to achieving their goals. This family-friendly festival will have a host of decorated cars, tailgating their trunks full of candy and goodies in our main, gated parking lot. There will be plenty of food, games, music, face painting and other enjoyable activities. Flu shots will also be available. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Trunk or Treat coincides with our new, groundbreaking initiative Driving The Dream, a system-of-care network with shared data, strategies, and resources amongst a host of organizations, agencies, and services. The goal is to collaboratively support people living in poverty as they “drive” themselves toward a better quality of life and self-sufficiency, assisting people who are tackling the multiple stressors and challenges that arise and keep a person in poverty.
You can volunteer to help Trunk or Treat, and we’re still receiving support from local organizations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.