DAY OF CARING

DAY OF CARING 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 19

This annual event celebrates volunteerism throughout Greater Stark County by bringing together teams from local businesses, municipalities, churches and civic groups to complete projects and make significant impact on the nonprofit community. Day of Caring is a remarkable team builder for employee groups and allows volunteers to see firsthand the great work accomplished by our non-profits in Greater Stark County. United Way of Greater Stark County’s annual Day of Caring event has connected hundreds of altruistic community members with local agencies, schools and organizations in volunteer opportunities for over 25 years. Together, the partnerships create stronger neighborhoods and healthier people for a better Greater Stark County through a wide variety of service projects. Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increases the awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrates what people working together for the community can accomplish.

Huntington Bank is sponsoring Day of Caring 2017.


PROJECT SUBMISSIONS:

Any 501(c)(3) agency may submit project proposals through April 6th at www.uwstark.org/Day-Caring. Required submission information includes a short description of the project with the intention of recruiting volunteer groups. The number of anticipated volunteers needed and an estimation of work hours is also required. Agencies will need to provide equipment, supplies and materials needed for the project(s), along with a meal for the volunteers working through lunch.

All project proposals are welcome, including indoor and outdoor activities. Project ideas include painting walls at a community center, conducting mock interviews for low-income job seekers, picking up litter at a park or reading to children. There is no limit to the number of projects agencies can submit.

“Day of Caring is an opportunity to change a community through partnership in service,” said Maria Heege, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Stark County. “Agencies have the opportunity to connect with new volunteers to promote Education, Income and Health in the community through a diverse range of projects.”

Projects completed through United Way’s Day of Caring allow local agencies, schools and organizations to complete projects most groups could not undertake on their own. Every project is an opportunity for people to make connections and help our community thrive.

Volunteer registration runs April 3rd through April 17th. Groups of volunteers will view the projects registered by agencies and select the project they wish to serve with through United Way’s Volunteer Resource Center. T-shirts will be available for all volunteers May 15-18 at United Way of Greater Stark County’s offices at 401 Market Avenue North in Canton.

For more information, please contact Tracy Jeffries at 330-491-9960 or tracy.jeffries@uwstark.org.

Have a project submission? Go here to submit it!
DEADLINE FOR PROJECT SUBMISSION: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017


VOLUNTEER FOR A PROJECT ON DAY OF CARING:

WHY IS DAY OF CARING SO IMPORTANT:

  • Day of Caring demonstrates that volunteer efforts are vital to the well being of our community.

  • Day of Caring provides volunteers with a firsthand look at services provided by local organizations that make an impact on people’s lives.

  • Day of Caring showcases our communities’ volunteer efforts and promotes the spirit of caring throughout the year.

  • Day of Caring provides many local organizations with much-needed volunteer assistance.

  • Day of Caring is a great team building exercise for your family, service organization or employees.

Click HERE to find a project

Read about the benefits of volunteering for businesses ».


DAY OF CARING 2013

Thank you, Stark County! More than 1350 volunteers from 54 caring businesses helped 71 nonprofits/agencies on September 13 - 20th Annual United Way Day of Caring.

Read our special section in the The Repository »

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The morning kicked off at 7:30 a.m. at Lowe’s Garden Center on the Strip in Jackson Township.

Click here for Day of Caring 20 Anniversary: A Recollection ».


DAY OF CARING 2012
Highlights from Day of Caring 2012 ».

 


 Event sponsored by:

 

T-shirt sponsors:


 

In-kind sponsors:

Lunch provided by:

With generous in-kind donations from:

Atlantic Foods Corporation
BJ's Wholesale Club
Brewster Dairy, Inc.
Fishers Foods
Frito-Lay, Inc.
Sam's Club