2019 Day of Caring: September 19, 2019

United Way 28th annual day of caring scheduled for september 19, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 28, 2019) – United Way of Washington County will host the 28th annual Day of Caring on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Day of Caring is Washington County’s single largest community service effort. By engaging people in volunteerism, United Way works to create positive change in Washington County.  The Day of Caring is only possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers and assistance from local sponsors and businesses. In 2018, the 27th Annual Day of Caring had a record-breaking year, with 1,520 volunteers participating in 118 different projects – this was the largest turnout in history for Washington County’s Day of Caring.   This is an event that mobilizes over a thousand volunteers to work on a variety of service projects at local nonprofit organizations and homes of the elderly and/or disabled and military veterans. United Way facilitates the much-needed projects performed in the community, at no cost to the homeowners. The additional resources and volunteers allow nonprofit organizations to continue focusing on serving the needs of Washington County.

Day of Caring for Washington County, MD provides a variety of services that help individuals with home safety and minor repairs on projects that include painting, gardening and more.  In our community, there is a need for assistance to help make one’s living situation more comfortable and safer. These are the kinds of projects for which the Day of Caring is designed. Nonprofit agencies and elderly and disabled homeowners are invited to submit project applications by July 19, 2019. New to Day of Caring this year, is a special project open to military veterans. Project applications are due by June 19, 2019.

Individuals and teams are invited to register today! Volunteers are encouraged to sign up before August 2nd to receive an official Day of Caring t-shirt! The first 10 volunteers/teams who sign up will receive a prize donated by participating local businesses. 

This signature, one-day community-wide volunteer event connects businesses with nonprofit agencies & residents in need of assistance. Sponsorship opportunities uniquely position area businesses as community leaders. There are many different opportunities and ways to be involved with Day of Caring. For more information, please contact Allison Dillow.

For more details on project & volunteer registration visit bit.ly/DayofCaring2019. Applications are available online at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/28th-annual-day-caring . Please contact Allison Dillow with any questions or for more information by email at adillow@unitedwaywashcounty.org or by calling 301.739.8200 x 104.

 

United Way of Washington County, MD inspires collaborations to impact community improvement. United Way is located at 83 West Washington Street, Suite 101 in Hagerstown, MD.  For more information or to make a donation please call 301-739-8200 or visit our website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org. To find volunteer opportunities please visit http://volunteer.unitedwaywashcounty.org/.

 

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