Nearly 3,000 central Iowa volunteers worked to make a difference in their communities Tuesday.

On the agenda for the United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action were 92 different projects.

They included 300 volunteers who met at the state fairgrounds to assemble dressers. UPS donated time to load up the dresser to take to Freestore. That organization ensures every child moving out of a domestic violence shelter receives one of the dressers.

A group of 600 volunteers went to Des Moines schools to read the book Penny Pot. It teaches kids about money skills.

Another group collected and distributed alarm clocks to students.

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