Young professionals giving back today with Generation Dayton Day

More than 100 young professionals are giving back to the community today during the 13th annual Generation Dayton Day.

The event is the Dayton region’s largest service outing for young professionals, according to the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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This year’s event is noon to 5 p.m. today. The volunteer lunch check-in is at The Brightside Event & Music Venue, 905 E. Third St., Dayton. The after party is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eudora Brewing Company.

This year, the day of service will focus on the skills gap, according to the chamber.

Many Dayton area non-profits are working to close the skills gap in a variety of ways. Generation Dayton members will volunteer at several of them, including Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Clothes that Work!, Daybreak Inc., Dayton Metro Library, East End Community Services, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, St. Vincent DePaul Society-Dayton District, United Rehabilitation Services, YWCA Dayton, and more.

Volunteers are asked to bring a new or gently used book to be donated to Project READ.

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