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 2017, over 1,300 community individuals and leaders signed-up to continue this beloved tradition. Local volunteers helped complete 97 projects at 68 agencies and schools in Escambia County. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated 4,463 hours of service that provided an estimated $107,748 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 912-8176.
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