2015 Day of Caring

United Way Day of Caring - Chippewa Valley

Special Thanks to our Day of Caring Sponsors
Thank you also to our genous lunch sponsors: MEGA FOODS & TARGET

 

Join the Biggest Volunteer Event
in the Chippewa Valley!

Be a part of this amazing day when great people come together to do amazing things for the community! Put together a team or volunteer individually. You'll have the opportunity to help out area nonprofits, public parks, senior centers or individual residents with any variety of projects. It's a wonderful way to spend half of a Friday!

Day of Caring T-Shirts

This year, thanks to the amazing support of UnitedHealthcare, and the additional support of all our Day of Caring sponsors, our United Way is hosting a special food-packaging project where we will be able to distribute over 40,000 meals to our local food pantries. The dollars normally assigned to T-shirts will now help to feed thousands of people in our area.

This year, Day of Caring shirts will be available at a cost of $10 for small to x-large, and $12.50 for 2X and 3X. Every T-shirt purchased will help us provide a meal to 18 people. We hope volunteers can understand and support this way for us to do even more good during this fantastic day. Volunteers are not required to purchase a Day of Caring shirt, but should you have the extra dollars, we would appreciate your support!

How Does Day of Caring Work?

It’s easy. Just follow these instructions:

  1. EVERYONE VOLUNTEERING for Day of Caring, either as part of a team or individually, needs to click the "INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS" button to register (this includes team leaders if taking part in the day with their team).
    VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Aug. 14
  2. LEADERS OF A TEAM should click the “VOLUNTEER TEAM LEADERS” button to select your project and register your team (individuals who are not part of a team should also click here to select their project).
  3. NONPROFITS AND PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS that have a project for a volunteer team during Day of Caring should click the orange “Nonprofit Organizations” button. Project Submissions due by July 10th.

Amazing Accomplishments Last Year

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!

Read Stories and See Pictures from Our 2014 Day of Caring

» View our 2014 Day of Caring photo gallery

» Read our special 2014 Day of Caring publication, Helping to Make the Chippewa Valley Stronger

Be part of this amazing day. Click one of the buttons above to get started, or call 715-834-5043 for more information. You can also email your questions to jpeters@uwgcv.org.