Put on your work gloves and break out your tool belts, its time for the United Way of Elgin’s Day of Caring again! Coming to a neighborhood near you on Friday, September 8th, the Day of Caring serves as the official kick-off for the United Way’s annual campaign and also provides an opportunity for hundreds of volunteers to come together to complete community service projects such as home improvements for seniors and enhancements to local parks, schools and United Way partner agency locations.
“The Day of Caring is a wonderful demonstration of the United Way at work in the community,” said director of community impact Diane O’Connor, “it’s a tangible illustration of our mission of building community and improving lives. At the end of the day, it is so rewarding for volunteers to stand back and realize that they’ve really made a difference in someone’s life.”
This year’s Day of Caring will begin at 7:30 am at the Grand Victoria Casino, where the Casino has graciously agreed to sponsor a full breakfast for all registered volunteers as they prepare to spread out over the east and west sides of Elgin for their day of labors. Last year’s Day of Caring efforts saw over 30 community improvement projects completed by over 300 volunteers from local neighborhoods and businesses.
The United Way of Elgin is still actively looking for volunteer teams or individuals and for service projects. If you know of an individual or organization that needs assistance with a small-scale clean up or improvement project; or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the United Way office at (847) 741-2259 or e-mail Diane O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact: (847) 741-2259
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