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Day of Caring

DAY OF CARING 2016 - Mark your calendars for Friday, October 14th

This one day event is a great opportunity to learn about the needs of the community while helping a nonprofit agency or school. We match groups and individuals with local non-profit agencies and schools to spend the day volunteering on projects. The work is varied: indoors or outdoors, half or full day, working directly with clients, hosting a collection drive, or lending your muscles for painting or landscaping projects.

The 2015 Day of Caring coordinated 1,381 volunteers to successfully complete 84 projects that benefited the community. Day of Caring volunteers made a tremendous difference for Escambia County. They provided an estimated 8,725 hours of service valued at $201,286 ($23.07 Independent Sector’s valuation of volunteer labor per hour), impacting a total of 7,456 people in our community. If one individual were to make an equal impact, he or she would have to volunteer nearly every hour of the day for an entire year. Additionally, donations of materials, supplies and collections for wish-list drives will combine for several thousand more when added to the effort. Check out the condensed Day of Caring Satisfaction Survey Report

If you or your company would like to participate in the 2016 Day of Caring, please email dayofcaring@unitedwayescambia.org or call 850.434.3157.