2014 Day of Caring

2014 United Way Day of Caring - Chippewa Valley

The Day the Community Came Together to LIVE UNITED

In 1995, the first Day of Caring was held in our greater Chippewa Valley. On that day, a few dozen able and caring individuals came together to volunteer for the community. Twenty years later, on Friday, September 12th, 2014, an unprecedented 740-plus volunteers, composed of individuals and teams from over 37 area businesses, took part in Day of Caring. These volunteers helped 43 area nonprofits and public service organizations with almost 70 projects over 50 site locations. This was an increase of over 145 volunteers from the previous year, and 13 more nonprofits helped. An estimated 2300 volunteer hours were generously given to accomplish tasks that ranged from cleaning, painting and landscaping, to roof shingling, tree removal and electrical projects. These both large and small that would otherwise not have been done, or would have cost these organizations precious funds. The estimated value of this volunteer labor over $50,000!

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley wishes to thank our major sponsors of this event, the businesses which graciously gave of their work pool, and the volunteers who, through muscle and will, made this day happen.

Special thanks also to Gordy’s County Market, Mega Foods and Festival Foods for donating lunches to our volunteers, and to RCU for offering us a central location for lunch pick-up. Thanks also to Gator Garb Promotions for offering a generous discount on Day of Caring T-shirts.

» View our 2014 Day of Caring photo gallery

» Read our special Day of Caring publication, Helping to Make the Chippewa Valley Stronger



Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
ALS Support Group
American Cancer Society
Beaver Creek Reserve
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
Bolton Refuge House
Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Chippewa County Humane Association
Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center
Chippewa Falls Parks and Recreation
Chippewa Falls Public Library
Chippewa Family YMCA
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
City of Eau Claire Parks and Forestry
Dove Healthcare West
Eau Claire Children's Theatre
Eau Claire County Humane Association
Eau Claire County Parks and Forestry
Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network
Family Support Center
Feed My People Food Bank
Fierce Freedom
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
Great Rivers 2-1-1
Happy Tails Dog Park
Heyde Center for the Arts
Hobbes Ice Arena
Hope Gospel Mission
L.E. Phillips Career Development Center
Lakeshore Elementary School
Literacy Volunteers--Chippewa Valley
Lutheran Social Services - Positive Avenues
Manz Elementary School
Oakwood Villa
Parents 4 Learning
The Salvation Army
Trinity Equestrian Center
United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council
Wisconsin Veterans Home

» Learn more about the Beaver Creek Reserve projects, which hosted over 100 volunteers at their location.