Day of Caring 2014

United Way of Blair County’s 21st Annual Day of Caring which will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Non-profit groups and human service agencies have requested help with multiple projects which will require 300 volunteers to complete. United Way seeks to fill unmet needs in our community while providing a quality volunteer experience for supporters through the Day of Caring event.  United Way of Blair County’s Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increases the awareness of local human service agencies, as well as demonstrates how people working together for the good of the community can accomplish great things. In an age where non-profit organizations are heavily relied upon to fill the needs of the community, lending your skill and a little elbow grease are often as crucial as a monetary contribution. Last year over 250 volunteers donated their time and effort to help over 36 local agencies during our Annual Day of Caring event.  

Businesses, community groups, families, sports teams and individuals are invited to take part in this annual event that provides a day of volunteer assistance to non-profit and human services agencies from throughout Blair County. Volunteer opportunities exist in Altoona, Bellwood, Tyrone, Hollidaysburg, Claysburg, Roaring Spring, Martinsburg and Williamsburg.  This year’s list of projects includes both indoor and outdoor projects.  

Outdoor projects include yard work such as landscaping and gardening, painting, cleaning, spending time on a mural walk with children from the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, or helping with a client picnic and outing.  Indoor projects include sorting books, cleaning windows and painting rooms. 

Local agencies are welcome to submit a project for which they would like volunteer help. Day of Caring is a great opportunity for nonprofit agencies to utilize volunteer resources to benefit their organization.  The projects in the past have included outdoor work such as landscaping and gardening, indoor jobs such as painting and cleaning, and assisting the people you serve with activities or events. 

This day is a time for volunteers from all areas to come together to make a difference for agencies in our community.  

If you are interested in Day of Caring, please contact Vicky Buda at outreach@unitedwayofblaircounty.org or (814) 944-0884.

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