A thousand volunteers are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 11 by signing up for one of 37 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at 8 a.m. with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo. Volunteer projects will begin at 9:30 a.m. To sign up: http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/dayofcaring.
“This is what United Way does best – bringing together companies, volunteers, nonprofits and more to make a collective impact in our community,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, United Way president and CEO. “This high-energy day has grown each year because people like having an opportunity to dig their hands in and care for their community.”
Last year, 662 volunteers completed 32 volunteer activities across five counties. Many of the participating nonprofits have expressed gratitude for the help volunteers bring on the annual Day of Caring.
“United Way has been a wonderful community partner for us throughout the years,” said Suzzanne Castaneda, public relations representative for nonprofit Atkinson Family Services. “We have made lasting relationships with the volunteers we get on Day of Caring. Many have continued to help up make a difference in the lives of our foster youth and our community long after Day of Caring is over.”
For more than 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought people together as first responders on needs in the Sacramento region and changed the lives of hundreds of children, families and adults. Now United Way is mobilizing nonprofits, companies, schools, government and individuals across the region, state and country to make a collective impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To donate or volunteer, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.