UPS volunteers join the movement with Next Move


A team of volunteers from UPS came together recently to help out United Way certified partner Next Move with a major painting project as a part of a remodel. The building being remodeled extensively will house the organization’s administration and donation center in the Oak Park community.Because the organization owns this building, they will be able to move out of their current leased office space and be able to put these funds back out into community programs instead. But in order to get the building finished—lots of volunteers are needed and UPS stepped up to the challenge! Next Move, formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center, started in 1972 housing just seven homeless families. Now, the organization serves an average of 600 people each day. Next Move provides vital shelter, housing and community services to improve the self-reliance and quality of life for families with children and adults experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers completed multiple tasks around the construction site, primarily painting the exterior of the building. The transformation in just a few hours helped turn the outside from construction zone to something the Oak Park community can be proud of. Thank you to the team from UPS for working so hard and going above and beyond, as UPS volunteers always do. An additional thank you to the fantastic maintenance team and other dedicated Next Move staff who led the troops and made the volunteer experience the best it can be. Interested in volunteering to help Next Move finish the construction? Get in touch!