United Way
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Day of Caring

Day of Caring


For More Information, Please Contact:
Beth Rattray, United Way of Howard County
United Way of Howard County 
Office (765) 457-6691

For Immediate Release:

United Way Day of Caring and American Red Cross Blood Drive planned for Sept. 12, 2015

Mark your calendar and plan to join United Way's Day of Caring when neighbors voluntarily tackle service projects around the community. Whether the service is for a nonprofit agency, school or childcare center, we work together to build a stronger community and make a positive difference!
The work you do during the days of caring can better a child’s education, help someone meet their basic needs and help create a healthier environment for our community!

The 19th annual Day of Caring and Blood Drive gives volunteers an opportunity to see their United Way donations at work first-hand.

Groups, clubs, families, businesses and individuals are all encouraged to get involved. Twenty plus projects are available to choose from and can be reserved by calling 2-1-1 or 765-457-4357.

The day begins at 7:30 a.m. at UAW 685, 929 E. Hoffer with a free breakfast catered by Sheila's Catering. Following breakfast, volunteer groups will leave for their work-sites to complete a service project that will benefit our community. Most projects can be completed by noon. 

Volunteers are currently needed to fill more than 300 positions. Cleaning at the YMCA Child Care Development Center, playing softball with consumers from Bona Vista, outdoor painting for the Mental Health Association or rebuilding the compost area at the community garden, these are just samples of the types of projects available.

All volunteers will receive a FREE T-shirt and a coupon good for a FREE lunch at the Burger King location of their choice.

A blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will also be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UAW 685. The need for new and repeat donors is critical. If it has been awhile since you have donated blood, or you are interested in becoming a first-time donor, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted. The blood drive goal is 80 units.

To sign up for a Day of Caring project, please contact
Beth Rattray at United Way of Howard County by calling 765-457-6691 or e-mailing