Day of Caring


25 years ago, United Way of Escambia County (UWEC) introduced Day of Caring, a community-wide initiative, as a way to connect volunteers and resources with local agencies and schools in need of support.

Since 1993, UWEC has coordinated nearly 26,000 volunteers to successfully complete 2,294 projects across Escambia County. In 2018, over 900 community individuals and leaders signed-up to continue this beloved tradition. Local volunteers helped complete 122 projects at 55 agencies and schools in Escambia County. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated 4,877 hours of service that provided an estimated $116,907 in free labor. Additional donations of materials and supplies added thousands more to the collective impact.

This single-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the needs of our community. We match groups and individuals with local non-profit agencies and schools to complete various service projects, ranging from indoors to outdoors, half or full day, working directly with clients, or hosting a collection drive. 

Have questions about Day of Caring?
Email Kirsty Craig, Education Outreach and Volunteer Manager, at or call (850) 912-8176. 


2018 Event Sponsors:



2018 Planning Committee:

Mary Ann Andrews: Escambia Community Clinics
Corey Booth: Gulf Power Company
Larry Cherry: NASP Ground Electronics
Jo McArthur: Escambia County School District
Kerri Smayda: Manna Food Pantries