Bowling Green Gives Back: This Wednesday Is The United Way Day Of Caring, Are You Going To Give Back?

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, July 23rd, 2011 7:00 AM CST

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 marks United Way of Southern Kentucky’s 4th Annual Day of Caring!
On this day, hundreds of volunteers from throughout Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson and Warren Counties will step away from their desks to help local non-profit organizations by volunteering to make real changes in people’s lives!
United Way’s Day of Caring offers a unique opportunity for non-profits to market their services to the community, establish relationships with local businesses, and strengthen the volunteers’ awareness of their mission.
On June 4th, volunteer teams from local businesses and companies who have chosen to participate in the Day of Caring will select their project based on the information available on this website on a first come first served basis (see county page list to the left). Volunteer teams look for a project that is well organized and well thought out so they will be able to work hard and know that their efforts have made a real impact to the organization and the people served.
Characteristics of the Day of Caring:
•          One day service opportunity
•          Provides participants with a “peek” at volunteering
•          Recognizes busy lives of volunteers by providing a structured volunteer experience
•          Projects may include painting, landscaping, interacting with clients, construction, preparing for fundraisers and more!
•         Primary volunteer source is local companies
•         Shifts available: 10am-1pm, 1pm – 4pm and 10am – 4pm
•         Projects available in all five partner counties (Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson, Warren)
•         Limited material assistance available to agencies
•         Post Day of Caring celebration on WKU Campus Centennial Mall 4:30-5:30
931 volunteers completed 114 projects as part of the
2011 United Way Day of Caring!
For more information about the Day of Caring, contact United Way of Southern Kentucky at 270-843-3205 or email mbaker@uwsk.org .
The vision:
A Day of Caring is a volunteer opportunity like no other. On July 25, 2012, volunteers from local businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to prove once again that they care about our community by reporting to work sites at local nonprofit organizations and public schools to tackle meaningful volunteer projects.
Projects/tasks include everything from painting classrooms to making sleeping mats for the homeless. It’s a win-win for everyone. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the joy of doing something for others and area non-profit agencies receive invaluable volunteer assistance to complete projects that might otherwise not get done.
It’s team-building, project planning, community awareness. It’s laughter and memories made at a Back to School Bash, a thousand adventures explored in a rejuvenated playground.
The impact is immediate, but the experience will last a lifetime.

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