GISD Employees went out to volunteer in teams on April 13 for GISD Give Back Day, Powered by United Way to help Galveston Nonprofit Organizations and to install 2 new Born Learning Trails!

Photos from Greenwalt Productions and UWG Team Members are ready! View the album here–>

This logo was designed by GISD’s own Ball High graduate Sean Dillon in 2017 for United Way of Galveston as part of a contest in a class taught by Lindsay Haney.

Info for Volunteers

Thank you for signing up to volunteer! Save time on Saturday morning by completing your volunteer waiver online today!

#GISDplusUWG is the Give Back Day hashtag!
Have you posted and tagged @uwgalv on Instagram or Facebook yet?

Photos are up from @galvestonisd Give Back Day: Powered by @uwgalv!

There’s a QR code in our ad on page 86 of the newest edition of @coast.monthly that will take you right to them! #workingtogether #changeseverything #GISDplusUWG

Not only is she the person behind the pretty and powerful posts on our socials this past weekend, she’s one of the main people that made the first ever “GISD Give Back Day: Powered by United Way” possible and wonderful.

Please help us say thank you to an amazing volunteer, educator, Galveston Community Champion, and UWG Board Secretary, Zahrah Ektefaei! #GivingYourTimeAndTalent #ChangesEverything #GISDplusUWG

We are still beaming from all of you who made our first @galvestonisd Give Back Day possible!

Thank you to our partners for allowing us into your spaces, to the @cityofgalvestontx Council Members for letting us expand our #born #learning #trails, to the planning team for making it happen, to our board for showing up and supporting this idea, to @ballhigh_nhs volunteers for helping during check in, to @ballhighcheer for pumping up the crowd, to @taylor_greenwalt for capturing all of the moments, to @texastaildistillery for your #hospitality giving us a space to #celebrate, and, most of all, to each volunteer who showed up on a #saturday morning to make this event possible. You are the reason for all of these smiles today.

Thank you for being a part of United Way of Galveston. Let’s keep the energy going! See you soon!

#change #everything #live #united #gisdplusuwg #galveston #mygalveston #bettertogether #community

The fifth location for today’s @galvestonisd give back day was installing a #born #learning trail at the Walter Norris Jr #community #center for #families to #enjoy

This team of rockstars finished in record time! #gisdplusuwg #galveston #mygalveston

Our Born Learning Trails that our @galvestonisd #volunteers worked on are already being used! Make sure to bring your kiddos to #play #explore and #imagine #gisdplusuwg

Here @stvincentshouse our @galvestonisd volunteers are #painting the pantry floor and still smiling! We are so grateful for our #volunteers who showed up on a #saturday #morning to give back to our @galvestonisland #community #gisdplusuwg

Next stop, Sunshine Center! Our @galvestonisd volunteers were able to give some #helping #hands as they assembled and planted around the center. #chageseverything #liveunited #gisdplusuwg

Our @galvestonisd volunteers are giving our @moody_early_childhood_center some color and a fun game board look to surprise our youngest learners when they get to #school on #monday

This Give Back day is spreading so much joy #gisdplusuwg

And we are off! The @ballhighcheer gave us some energy, @galvestonisd own Dr Neighbors shared a message, our own Lindsey White gave us a quick welcome and told us that we should have fun 😉

Thanks @ballhigh_nhs volunteers for helping us set up, clean up, and host in between. And thanks to El Nopalito on Broadway for that delicious breakfast.

Stay tuned! We are so excited for our Give Back Day #gisdplusuwg