United Way celebrates volunteerism with Day of Caring on Wednesday

United Way’s Day of Caring, a community-wide event where hundreds of volunteers lend their time and talent to complete much needed projects at nonprofits in the Northland, will be held Wednesday.

Nearly 400 volunteers will fan out across the area to lend their hands on nearly 30 volunteer opportunities across the Northland including fairground cleanup (Douglas County 4-H), beautification projects at various City of Duluth parks, a painting party (Woodland YMCA), staining garden beds and tables (Valley Youth Centers), a summer field day (Myers-Wilkins Academic and Cultural Enrichment program), building a garden (Neighborhood Youth Services), a picnic in the parking lot (Damiano Center) and more.

Volunteering is a direct and hands-on effort to help advance the missions of these local nonprofits. Not only does Day of Caring provide nonprofits with valuable resources, it is also a great opportunity to educate volunteers about the important work nonprofit organizations do in our community. It’s as easy as recruiting some friends, family or co-workers to lend a hand and have some fun.

United Way is a community leader on mobilizing caring volunteer efforts with nonprofit agencies in need of extra hands. Annually, the single-day event is a concentrated push, highlighting the need for more volunteerism in communities that provide many necessary services. It also shines a bright light on the many partner agencies the United Way works with to provide those services.