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21st Annual Day of Caring set for August 9

The Livingston County United Way has announced that the 21st Annual Day of Caring will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

Volunteer and work site registrations are now open and ready for people to sign up.  Griffith Realty has signed up to be the Major Sponsor for the 2023 Day of Caring, which is the largest single-day community service event in Livingston County.

In 2022, the United Way was able to bring together 689 volunteers who accomplished a total of 58 projects. These included assisting senior citizens with home related repairs and improvements, including 3 doors and a toilet, helping support project referrals from local agencies and schools, collecting school supplies and packing 1044 school backpacks, as well as organizing local food and personal care drives that resulted in 20 boxes of donations.

 The Livingston County United Way collects worksite proposals from local residents, seniors, schools, disabled residents and non-profit agencies.  The work is often minor household repair projects, cleaning and yardwork that the homeowner is not able to do on their own.

Anyone can recommend a worksite and community members are encouraged to apply for a neighbor or friend who needs extra help. Deadline for worksite projects is June 2nd.  All proposed worksites are reviewed for approval by the Livingston County United Way Day of Caring Committee.  

Volunteers are invited to register individually or as a group.  They can designate preferences for location, type of project, special skills and specific shift times (9:00 a.m. – noon or 1:00-4:00 p.m. or a full day commitment).  Deadline for volunteer registration is June 21.

Companies, clubs and organizations are invited and encouraged to participate together.  What better way to showcase an organization’s volunteer spirit while making a difference, improving employee morale and enthusiasm through team building and connecting individuals to their community and coworkers.  

If you are unable to participate in this wonderful community service event but still want to help, consider a company sponsorship, a personal donation. Consider holding a food drive or personal care drive in the weeks before the event.  All sponsorships and donations will be used to buy supplies needed for Day of Caring worksite projects!  

To register, get involved or learn more, visit lcunitedway.org/day-of-caring-2022/ or call 810-494-3000.

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