Day of Caring

DAY OF CARING 2017 - Friday, October 13


 

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.

If you would like to participate as a volunteer group OR a site this year, please fill out the interest form no later than August 14. For more information, please email dayofcaring@unitedwayescambia.org or call 850.434.3157.  

 

Thank you to our wonderful 2016 Day of Caring sponsors: