Day Of Caring
Organizations & Groups Complete Much-Needed Projects
A United Way Day of Caring is a unique opportunity for employees in a workplace to take part in volunteer projects at one of United Way’s 28 local partner agencies or programs. It also allows employees to come together, develop team building skills and make a difference in our community.
The impact is immediate, but the experience will last a lifetime. It's team-building, project planning and community awareness. It's the joy of working together to see an immediate change, and have the opportunity to meet the people that are being helped.
Local Volunteers. Local Impact
The Day of Caring makes a significant impact to those involved but don’t take our word for it.
Here are a few words from local seniors who were impacted by fantastic volunteers.
I was expecting some grizzled old gardener wheezing his way around complaining bitterly about life in general - instead TWO young ladies arrived and announced that they were here to do the work needed on the garden . . . and they did without stopping for four hours - even taking all cuttings etc to a compost farm...
"Came the time to ask about payment - NO CHARGE - what ? NO CHARGE . . . as they were employed by Prospera Credit Union who have decreed that one day per annum employes will be released from their desks to assist in the community. This helped restore my faith in human beings as this is what life should be all about . . . I am now busy telling everyone about this revelation.
With many thank for your actions,
The wonderful help given exceed[ed] my every hope and cheered me greatly. I did need that help - it was depressing looking at it. Much appreciated their attitude as they went about their tasks. [It] inspired a feeling that I want to do what I could for someone.
Lending A Helping Hand
A few hours per person and a few locations per day made a huge difference difference in our community.
Every day for the entire Volunteer Week, employees from Prospera Credit Union volunteered at 10 United Way Community Partners to help with 20 different programs.