During this season of giving thanks, many individuals and groups like to share their time to help others. United Way of the Midlands (UWM) is ready to connect them to a project that will help individuals in need and the organizations that provide them support.

Volunteer projects range from socializing with seniors to unloading diapers at local nonprofit organizations. Other projects may include:

• Serving meals

• Organizing toys and other seasonal items

• Helping at community-wide celebrations

• Wrapping gifts for children and families

Available projects can be viewed and reserved at www.unitedwaymidlands.org/volunteer. For more information, contact UWM’s Director of Volunteer Engagement at volunteer@ uwmidlands.org or phone 402-522-7949.

Participating volunteers are encouraged to share information on their projects through social media using the hashtag #Holiday Helpers to let people know they, too, can get involved in assisting the great local programs that serve people who live in poverty.

Nonprofit agencies are invited to submit projects online that take place through Dec. 31.