JOIN THE DAY OF CARING
Volunteer to Live United
United Way’s Annual Day of Caring is about caring volunteers uniting to make an impact at our local human service agencies, schools and other nonprofits.
This year’s annual Day of Caring will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Last year, on September 12, 2013, more than 700 community volunteers across our region worked diligently to complete a total of 54 projects at 48 nonprofit agencies, schools and recreation centers in roughly six to eight hours. That was approximately a 100% increase over the number of projects worked and agencies helped in 2012.
ACE Hardware's 2013 DOC project of the day was revitalizing the gymnasium at the Youth and Family Development center on West 12th Street. The gym underwent extensive cleaning and repair as twenty volunteers gave their all so that the students in that community will have a new space to play and grow.
Click here to see pictures showing how much fun all of our volunteers had making a hands-on impact!
ACE Hardware, the Day of Caring sponsor, donates a portion of their Labor Day weekend sales to United Way. The 2014 ACE Labor Day Sale will be held from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 (Labor Day). A percentage of every dollar purchased by Helpful Hardware Club Card members is donated. This money helps participating Day of Caring organizations purchase needed supplies for their volunteer projects.
Approximately Thirty-one area corporations gave their employees a day off from work the week of September 12, 2013, so their teams could participate in collective community action that builds lasting change in the Tennessee Valley.