2019 marks United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s (UWGCV) 25th year of hosting Day of Caring. In celebration, we are striving to engage more volunteers in the community than ever before by launching 25 Days of Caring.
We will continue the tradition of hosting the largest community-wide volunteer event in September. In addition to our yearly Day of Caring event, the organization will offer other ways for the community to engage, get involved, and learn more about volunteering in the Chippewa Valley throughout the year.
“The opportunities will vary but the end goal will remain the same- increase volunteerism in the Chippewa Valley,” shared Jan Porath, Executive Director of UWGCV. Each month, there will be different events that the community can participate in. The events will range from volunteering at a United Way Partner Organization, weaving volunteerism into United Way events, volunteering to support United Way’s Impact Initiatives or raising awareness about volunteerism in the Chippewa Valley.
UWGCV is kicking off 25 Days of Caring with a virtual volunteer opportunity supporting our impact initiative surrounding mental health. United Way’s mental health initiative invests in prevention and intervention programming in an effort to change the mental health of local residents.
Community members are invited to click the link below and write a note of encouragement. The notes will be distributed to local youth through partnerships with local school and youth serving agencies. Participants can choose from two pre-written options or opt to write a note of their own.