Day of Caring

 

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 2016 Day of Caring coordinated 1,250 volunteers to successfully complete 87 projects at 58 agencies and schools in Escambia County. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated almost 7,000 hours that provided local nonprofits and schools an estimated $162,000 in free labor ($23.56 Independent Sector’s valuation of volunteer labor per hour), impacting a total of 70,000 people in our community. In effect, it would take an individual every hour of the day for almost an entire year to have the same impact that these caring volunteers had in one day.

Have questions about Day of Caring? Email volunteer@unitedwayescambia.org or call (850) 912-8163. 

 

2017 Event Sponsors:

              

 

Special Thanks to the Planning Committee:

Day of Caring Committee Chair:
Chris Stafford: ExxonMobil

Day of Caring Committee Members:
Mary Ann Andrews: Escambia Community Clinics

Kendrell Bonner: Gulf Power Company

Corey Booth: Gulf Power Company

Larry Cherry: NAS Ground Electronics

Jamie Cochran: Lutheran Services

Katie Guzman: Clerk of the Court

Shandra Jenkins: Escambia County BCC

Jo McArthur: Escambia County School District

Tori Woods: Humana