28th Annual Day of Caring

THE 28TH ANNUAL DAY OF CARING WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 19, 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. Join and share our facebook event here.

 

2019 aPPLICATIONS

PROJECTS

Day of Caring for Washington County, MD provides a variety of services that help individuals with home safety and minor repairs and works with agencies on projects that include painting, gardening and more. This year we are offering special consideration for military veteran projects. Please make sure to indicate if you are a military veteran and submit your project application by June 19, 2019. All other project applications are due by July 19th, 2019. 

NON PROFIT PROJECTS (DUE JULY 19TH, 2019)
RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS (VETERAN DUE JUNE 19THRESDIENTIAL HOMEOWNER DUE JULY 19TH)

VOLUNTEERS

The Day of Caring is only possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers! There are three ways to register as a volunteer.

VOLUNTEER TEAMS (DUE AUGUST 2ND)
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS (DUE AUGUST 2ND)

SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities uniquely position your company as a community leader – engaging your customers, vendors, employees, and public alongside “America’s #1 trusted and most recognized philanthropic brand.” - Forbes 2018.

INTERESTED IN FORMING A VOLUNTEER TEAM OR SPONSORING WASHINGTON COUNTY'S SINGLE LARGEST COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORT?  CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS! 

 

Join us for the Kickoff Event! 

DETAILS COMING, TO BE ANNOUNCED. 

This year’s event will be held at the ARCC on the campus of Hagerstown Community College. Doors open at 7 a.m. for breakfast and networking. Kick-off will begin at 7:30 a.m.

There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you register so we have enough breakfast for everyone to enjoy! Please register no later than noon on September 15, 2019.

Register Today TO ATTEND THE KICKOFF EVENT!
KE SURE TO CLICK BELOW ON THE APPROPRIATE LINK IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS & TO SUBMIT AGENCY APPLICATIONS. 

Team Leader Documents

Training Slides - to be updated

Cash Reimbursement Form

Expense and Reimbursement Request Form

Gift Card Receipt Form

Project Budget Form

Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability

MINOR Volunteeer Release and Waiver of Liability

Community Book Drive

DETAILS COMING, TO BE ANNOUNCED.
The Community Book Drive is a collection of new and gently used books appropriate for infants and children ages 0-11. The collection is a partnership with United Way, Hagerstown Rotary Club, Hagerstown Area Religious Council, FedEx, and Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Click here for additional Community Book Drive information.

Personal Care Drive

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONAL CARE DRIVE INFORMATION. 

The Personal Care Drive is a collection of new personal hygiene items such as shampoo and toothbrushes. This collection is a partnership with United Way and Community Action Council of Washington County.

 

Community Health Fair

DETAILS COMING, TO BE ANNOUNCED.
The Health Fair will take place at Family Healthcare of Hagerstown from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the Day of Caring. The Health Fair includes free health screenings, health education, cooking demos, face painting, family games, food, and more!

Click here for additional Health Fair information

 

PRESS & MEDIA COVERAGE, a special thank you & shout out to our friends at WDVM and The Herald Mail Media! 

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